We've arrived in Bulgaria | VANLIFE ADVENTURES – Driving around the world Travel Series



As we continue driving around the world we take a detour through Bulgaria on our way to Turkey as we heard in our last episode that the Greek border with Turkey was closed. We hope you enjoy this episode of our epic vanlife adventure.

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Travel vlog 290 | Bulgaria | Country #29/197

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27 thoughts on “We've arrived in Bulgaria | VANLIFE ADVENTURES – Driving around the world Travel Series

  1. Hi Chris and marriane I have watched a lot of your blogs mainly when you were locked down in Istanbul I love turkey I would like to watch your blogs from day one in the right order how do I do this take care all the best charlie newcastle x

  2. We only done Sofia .
    Not the greatest experience.. but still an experience 🤣
    Great to see more videos f the country through your eyes and experiences.

  3. Bless you for saying 20 mph instead of kilometers!! (but you still said liter, so I'm back to not knowing what you're talking about! :). Thank you for showing us so much of the countryside!

  4. Despite what some misinformed comments suggest, those apartments of that size and location are not owned by Russian Oligarchs. They might well be owned by Russians, Bulgarians and other nationalities including Brits and Israelis, but the summer season on the Black Sea is short, 01 July to 31 Aug officially and in March, the resorts are DEAD. The bars would normally become alive again in mid to late June, but who knows about this coming summer. The fireworks you saw were to celebrate International Women's Day celebrated on 08th March. You were following a Lada NIVA 4×4 (I have two of them), very rugged, but very thirsty as permanent 4×4. You took the smallest border crossing at Malko Turnovo and hence it was fairly quiet. It is green now during spring, but during the long hot summers the green will turn to a dry brown unless watered. You're lucky that it was so quiet as actually it is no longer allowed to park your camper on the beaches outside of recognised camping sites. It wasn't a TRAM, it is what is called a Trolley Bus. Good luck as I have no idea how much longer you will be in that Istanbul parking lot.

  5. It's not the holiday season and there was a partial lockdown with all bars and restaurants closed. The summer is everything in Bulgaria, many people work in other countries before summer.

  6. Hi Marianne and Chris
    The beach stop looked like the people were already in Lockdown ahead of the apocalypse lol
    The local dogs had alerted each other of Mariannes arrival
    The roads looked clean and in very good condition
    Sending good vibes
    Angela, Derbyshire 🐝⭐️🤗🌞🧜🏻‍♀️🍇

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