Expat Issues: Reading speeding tickets, tax forms and street signs

Written by on August 25, 2016 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Expat Issues: Reading speeding tickets, tax forms and street signs
Bulgarian tax declaration

Reading the signs at the entrances to Sofia is pretty easy. Even if they were not translated, using Latin letters, most of us expats would manage.Fifteen years ago, when I came to Bulgaria for the first time and had no clue about Bulgarian or Cyrillic, I looked at street signs the same way I would have in Pyongyang, meaning I looked at them as drawings. It worked. Nowadays, street signs are easy, as long as there are any.

Photo: foreignersandfriends.com

Photo: foreignersandfriends.com

Most of us can probably read menus in restaurants by now. Many of us can probably read anything in Bulgarian, but understanding the content is a different story.

Some service providers, such as banks, now have bilingual deposit and transfer forms.

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