Plovdiv Warnings and Dangers

  • Footpath Along Hristo Botev
    Footpath Along Hristo Botev
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  • On The Main Square
    On The Main Square
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  • Heading Towards The Old Town
    Heading Towards The Old Town
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    Don't talke about anti-Islam issue in the city

    by MiyokoG Updated Mar 9, 2014

    Last night, I posted about the anti-Islam rally happened in February and shared some pictures of the damaged mosque. And I found my "WonderingTourist" account deleted from Virtual Tourist. I signed in with another account now. It's really dangerous to talk about the anti-Islam issues happened in the city in this website. I lost all the posts, pics, and comments, and even the forum questions. I'm just curious if this post is also gone or not.
    I tried it sign in and tried with "forgot password" and ended up no such user name available. I signed up again and found the verify link ending up in the Nowhereville page saying there is no such page on the Virtual Tourist.
    I'm not sharing the damaged window pics.

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    Look out for dogs!

    by Askla Updated Nov 16, 2012

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    There are plenty of stray dogs "everywhere" in town. Just beware of them since many of them are mentally disturbed due to inbreeding. I have even seen some dogs attacking cars out in the streets!!

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    STEEP streets in old town.

    by Askla Updated Nov 16, 2012

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    The streets in old town can be very steep, and it just doesn't make it any better that they are cobbled streets with quite large cobble stones. The old town is absoloutely not wheelchair friendly or an easy task for a person with impaired mobility of any kind, not to mention high heeled shoes....I saw too many of the latter!

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    Old Town Streets

    by Ramonq Written Jun 14, 2010

    I have actually witness a glamorous woman trip over badly as she walked on impossibly high stilletos in the old town of Plovdiv. The roads and footpaths are "paved" with large uneven rocks with gaps that could catch you off-balanced. You need to wear good walking shoes or even hiking boots around this part of town or else ensure that you have good insurance! Needless to say, never wear stilletos!

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    TAXI DRIVERS!!

    by Ramonq Written Jun 14, 2010

    Watch out for those cheating taxi drivers! If possible, just walk as there seems to be a lot of sharks out there to rip off tourists. The meters go 100 kms per hour and you pay a fortune. If you need to use a taxi, ask a trusty local to refer you to a reliable taxi company. They know not to trust just any taxi cabs out there and they thrive in Bulgaria.

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    Watch Your Feet!

    by johngayton Written Nov 17, 2009

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    Although Plovdiv is generally a well-looked-after city there are still places where the pavements are in need of repair. So no matter how distracted you are by the wealth of interesting buildings and views you still need to keep half an eye on the ground. The pics tell the story.

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    Oh dear!

    by unaS Updated Jul 13, 2009

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    Much as I enjoyed my trip to Bulgaria, I must mention one problem I ran into in every place I visited.

    The toilets are usually filthy! AND they charge for them. Even inside of museums and monasteries and so on.

    Always carry disposable toilet seat covers and your own toilet paper or tissues with!

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    • Women's Travel
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    • Seniors

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  • Safety

    by ger4444 Written May 12, 2008

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    Down in the suburbs many old ladies live who like to invite you at their homes for a sleep-over. You will be charged about 5 lv. You will have a wonderfull view over the factory buildings in the suburbs and if you are luckey you ll enjoy the melody of the loud snorking sound of your host during the night. Getting from the suburbs to the town during daytime is safe, at night just take a cheap taxi back. It is said that certain areas are a bit getto like. For the Rest Plovdiv seems a very safe city. In the city center you can visit all the parts, also at night. Also as a single person. Look out for pickpockets in the mainstreets, it is there often very busy and crowded. The parks are better to avoid at night, unless you are with a large group.

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    Pedestrians!! Careful how to cross the road

    by afcmalta Updated Mar 17, 2007

    vehicles turning right are given the green light while those going straight ahead are stopped (red light). However vehicles turning right find pedestrians crossing the road, because the sign for the pedestrians is green!!! I am really amazed that we so no accidents!..though I was nearly run over on two occasions.

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    Problems of the tourists in Bulgaria

    by krassimir71 Written Sep 28, 2002

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    Well there is several problems .. one of them is the alphabet /Ciryllic.. it has nothing related with the Latine one.. it is barely confusing than to understand it....very few signs are in latine if they egsist at all../stolen/ .. what i know and have seen is that many places that are suposed to know some other languages the servent or the officer doesnot know your language or at least some English.. do not expect to see at the local restaurants a menu in English.. you may find only at the unreasunable expencive restaurants or at the hotels.. else.. often the tourists are paying double prices/rates for short distances if they take taxi.. it is often.. but there is no way to avoid this.. even for a local persone.. so my sugestion is to find a local persone that for some money to take you around and be safe and out of troubles.. i think this is a right way .. if anyone have any questions .. you may call and ask or send an email...

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    PAMPOROVO ..do not expect to...

    by delcity Written Aug 25, 2002

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    PAMPOROVO ..do not expect to find english speaking personnel at the desk of the large major hotels. and the smaller ones. so far only a little bit more than a third of of the hotels have had some one that can speak english at the front desk when we needed to ask something. will list some of the tour opperrators next week. if you need information before then send a email. might be able to check mail before monday but maybe not.

    it is much harder to find a place that will exchange travelers checks for money that it was ten years ago.might be just bulgaria. most of the hotels with not take travelers checks. and even some of the banks will not. and do not leave the little piece of paper that comes with the checks. that say like 3 100 in sequence starting with number so and so at home with a friend like they tell you at the bank in america when you get your travelers checks. half the banks will require that you have that little piece of paper along with the travelers checks and your passport before they will exchange your travelers checks. so make a couple of coppies of the little pieces of paper before you leave. leave one with a friend at home.and bring the ORIGINAL and a copy with you.

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    Old town streets.

    by stevemt Written Jun 18, 2010

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    The old town streets are cobbled, and many of the stones are origional and worn.

    Make sure you wear appropiate footwear or pay the price

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    Mosquitoes!

    by bijo69 Written Sep 24, 2006

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    river Maritsa

    Mosquitoes are a real nuissance in summer, so don't forget to bring repellent!
    They find a great breeding place around the Maritsa river, better stay away from there in the evenings...

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Cobblestone streets

    by albert34 Written Aug 9, 2006

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    The Old Town has terrible cobblestone streets and you have to watch allways your feet.Wear a suitable shoes.

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    One foreign man created an...

    by kalenderov Written Aug 26, 2002

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    One foreign man created an exhibition which was not an event in the eyes of the natural born Plovdiv cityzens. More about it - here:
    http://artgarbage.com/s/between2/plovdivgarb/

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