Useful Information

1. Bulgarian words and phrases

English Bulgarian
Hello Zdrásty
How are you?
Kak si?
Goodbye
Cháo
Yes
Da
No
Ne
Please
Mólya
Thank you!
Merci
Excuse me
Izvinete

2.Currency

The Bulgarian currency is called Lev. There are many change or bank offices on the streets, where you can change your money. Not to mentions that there are plenty of ATMs.
But be sure to check the exchange rate before you change your money!
The most recommended place near the hotel of the EPSAAC2019 in Sofia, is situated in Students city (area in Sofia where all the student’s dormitories and our venue are located).
Despite the fact that Bulgaria is a part of European Union, the euro is not widely accepted here yet. Some stores, restaurants and hotels accept payments with euros, but the exchange rate won’t be something you’ll like . So be ready to pay in Bulgarian leva and exchange before the event.
1EUR=1.95lv
1USD=1.68lv
1GBP=2.23lv
1AUD=1.25lv
1CHF=1.69lv

3.Smoking

Smoking is forbidden in public places, but some of the night clubs tolerate smoking after midnight. There is no problem to smoke outside of course, but all of us will appreciate if you avoid children playgrounds.
In Bulgaria you can buy cigarettes from 24/7 shops, supermarkets or the so called “Klek shops”, translated in English “Squat shops” (Balkans would know, we need to squad to order the product we want). This happened after the collapse of the communism when people started to sell from their personal basements. One packet of cigarettes costs around 2.75EUR or 5lev.

4. Electricity in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria the power sockets are of type F. This socket also works with plug C and plug E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

5. TAXI

If you call: 18234 or on your phone keyboard “1 taxi” and call you can order you taxi from “OK” taxi. They are a lot of different app and companies to easily order a taxi.

6. Public Transport

Public transport in Sofia is provided by trams, buses, trolley buses and underground metro. Tickets for Public transport costs 1.6lv (around 80 cents). If you want you can buy a daily card for 4lv (around 2EUR) and you can use it for all types of vehicles mentioned above.
Tickets can be purchased at news stand, bus driver of trams, buses and trolley buses or from tickets machine situated in our underground.

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