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Tokuda Hospital Sofia: In Safe Hands

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We have all come into contact with the Bulgarian health care system, at some point. For one reason or another we've all been faced with state run hospitals, where either ourselves or a loved one has needed treatment.

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Finding your Way through the Health System

Doctor looking at X rayBulgaria’s doctors and nurses are well trained and are not hampered in delivering first class medical care by the poor standard of the facilities that they must work in. The National Health Service is available to all nationals and is presided over by the Ministry of Health who is responsible for the services overall policies.

Administration of the system is carried out by Regional Health Centres who cover the country’s 28 administrative districts. Everyone who works in Bulgaria including expatriates pays obligatory health insurance contributions.

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Living on a UK Pension in Bulgaria

living in bulgaria as a pensionerIn the current economic situation, many Brits are worried about whether they can live in the UK on the state pension. We take a look at how far a UK state pension goes in the UK compared with Bulgaria. Making sure you have enough money in retirement is high priority, after all everyone will retire some day. Increasing prices, together with rising inflation can really eat into your pension only a few short years after retiring.

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Bulgaria Medical University: A Force to be Reckoned With

Bulgaria Medical UniversityThe Bulgaria Medical University system consists of the 4 main teaching establishments for medical students, and these are the medical universities of Sofia, Varna, Pleven, Trakia and Plovdiv.

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Reasons to Consider Expatriating to Sofia, Bulgaria

reasons to consider expatriating to sofia bulgariaHit with the double whammy of a fluctuating currency and rising unemployment, many Americans have begun to consider expatriating abroad.

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Retire in Bulgaria for a Healthier Future

retire in bulgariaWhat will life be like if we decide to retire in Bulgaria and how will it compare to how it would be if we had stayed in our native country?

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Working From Home in Bulgaria

working from home in bulgariaWorking from home or at home is often the ideal solution for expats moving to Bulgaria. Unfortunately, there are numerous ideas on the internet, offering to make your fortune and suggesting that you can make a mint with next to no effort. The problem is that many are scams and most don't work. However, there are real possibilities to work from home for those Brits and others who are dotted around in various parts of Bulgaria. They may not make you a millionaire but they will cover some of your bills.

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A Look at Long Stay Visas and Retirement in Bulgaria

residency cardIf you will be traveling to Bulgaria for a long term stay that will be lasting for a period longer than 90 days then you will need to get yourself a long stay visa before arriving in the country.

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A Guide to Taking Your Pets with you to Bulgaria

a guide to taking your pets with you to bulgariaIf you are planning a move abroad to live in Bulgaria and would like to take your pets with you there are some conditions that must be met first. Unfortunately taking your pets with you to Bulgaria is not as simple a task as packing them up in their pet carrier and traveling to Bulgaria.

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A Bulgarian November

bulgarian novemberNovember in the UK signifies the start of a cold, bleak winter with dull overcast skies, rain, wind and nothing to do but hole up indoors in front of the gas fire with the TV blaring in the background.

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