Things NOT to Do in Bulgaria

When venturing out to the Balkan nation of Bulgaria, you’ll likely be visiting Devil’s Bridge and taking a selfie in front of the Bulgarian State Monument. But, you should take into account these 10 things NOT to do to make your stay in this cultural melting pot more enjoyable.

1. Don’t Splurge on Cheap Liquor
It might be tempting to purchase some inexpensive alcohol during your stay, but cheap liquor can cost you your life. In 2015, four people died of alcohol poisoning after drinking counterfeit alcohol during celebrations. Be cautious...

2. Don’t Spend All Your Time in the Capital
Sofia is a beautiful and vibrant city that you should definitely explore. But there’s so much more to see, like the coastline of the Black Sea, the beautiful beaches, the stunning mountains, the crafts, the traditional dancing, and the streams of the Danube river.

3. Don’t Talk Bad About Their Football Team
Football is the most popular sport in the country. Bulgarians treat their football players like kings, and participating in some unfriendly banter about their favorite past time is a recipe for disaster. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

4. Don’t Trust Hotel Ratings
It's better if you check the traveler's reviews online, just in case you're looking for something different. Anyway, it's always good to know other people's opinions and suggestions.

5. Don’t Pack Too Much
You’ll want to leave some extra room. Bulgaria is full of markets and you’ll definitely want to take home, from handcrafted pottery to handmade jewelry. They also have amazing art galleries by some of the country’s most talented artists.

6. Don’t Confuse the Nod
In Bulgaria, they nod differently. For “yes,” they shake their head from side to side. And for “no,” they nod their head once upward. If you’re not aware of this, you might actually be saying no when you really mean yes!

7. Don’t Criticize Their Food
In Bulgaria, they love their traditional dishes (Visual: Musaka), and they want their guests to enjoy the food, too. If you’re not particularly fond of what’s on your plate, remain courteous, and chow down anyway. You don’t want to turn someone off and come across as an inconsiderate traveler.

8. Don’t Drink in Public in Varna
If you head out to the port city of Varna, be aware that there is a ban on drinking in public. Due to an increase in inebriated tourists, the mayor felt the need to prohibit drinking in gardens, alleyways, and parks.

9. Don’t Stop at Stop Signs
Okay, okay, this is a bit of an old one. Locals of Bulgaria used to take Stop signs very lightly, more of an suggestion than a rule. But times have changed and drivers have improved, although it doesn't hurt to be extra wary when faced with one of these signs.

10. Don’t Visit Without Brushing Up on Their History
They have a lot of pride in their country, and they know the ins and outs of the ancient Bulgarian kings and the discoveries that were made in the country centuries ago. If you want to impress them, brush up on some Bulgarian history beforehand.
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  1. Talita Ferreira

    Talita Ferreiraпреди 4 часа

    Triste... Estão dizendo não ser verdade

  2. Sam C

    Sam Cпреди 14 часа

    Wtf is the thumb nail!

  3. retarted kid

    retarted kidпреди 13 дни

    50% not true ask me questions about it, I am Bulgarian (само бг🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬)

  4. Stili And Mirka

    Stili And Mirkaпреди 16 дни

    Bruh I'm Bulgarian and we know our football teams r awfull, tho we have an amazing tennis player (Grigor Dimitrov) which we love and our Volleyball team is very popular

  5. Danny Borissova

    Danny Borissovaпреди 19 дни

    This thing about the football teams is right, but not because we love them so much, but because football fans are skinheads in 99%, so you may be in trouble. They are also rasists and homophobes, so if you are not white and straight, you in danger, girl. Be carefull, please!

  6. The evil guy Fire family

    The evil guy Fire familyпреди 20 дни

    Dude I live in Bulgaria and non of the stuff you said are NOT true like the heck you can always stay in the capital

  7. Bozhidar Petrov

    Bozhidar Petrovпреди 21 ден

    If dislike reduce their money received by youtube I ll dislike. Sooo moron video

  8. Atilla Gamercheto

    Atilla Gamerchetoпреди 23 дни

    1.Not True 2.True 3.Extremly True 4.Meh idk 5.True 6.Not true 7.True 8.Not True 9. Hahaha what? 10. Not true

  9. Tabassco Productions

    Tabassco Productionsпреди 28 дни

    defiinitly stop at stop signs

  10. Radoslav Pavlov

    Radoslav Pavlovпреди месец

    Most of it its not true, specially the stop sign !! For some of those i never heard of it :D

  11. clappedby yt

    clappedby ytпреди месец

    Yeah really dont trust our hotel ratings

  12. clappedby yt

    clappedby ytпреди месец

    Im from bulgaria

  13. xoxo chanel

    xoxo chanelпреди месец

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="188">3:08</a> she ain’t got no legs 🦵🏾

  14. Yay_Im_Just_No_One

    Yay_Im_Just_No_Oneпреди месец

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="113">1:53</a> This is a big lie.

  15. Cameron Bruce

    Cameron Bruceпреди месец

    Learn their history? Ok so probably don't bring up WWII than lmao

  16. Reaper 07

    Reaper 07преди месец

    80% is not true

  17. Dobrivoi Yovanovski

    Dobrivoi Yovanovskiпреди месец

    First thing here I'm from Bulgaria There are is a lot if rape in the news in google

  18. Funny Gosho

    Funny Goshoпреди месец

    15% on the comments: I never hear about Bulgaria Afterplay: SAMOOO LEVSKI, SAMOOO LEVSKI SHAMPION!!!

  19. Nade Nedeva

    Nade Nedevaпреди месец

    I hate it when a few american people think they know a lot more for us than we know for ourselves and make a video about it.

  20. Кирил Харизанов

    Кирил Харизановпреди месец

    I am from Bulgaria.аз съм от България

  21. TXC Rag3

    TXC Rag3преди месец

    Are these for *Bulgaria* or just travel tips in general. I’m pretty sure all of Europe is serious about soccer.

  22. Мартин Петров

    Мартин Петровпреди месец

    I'm from bulgaria and the things aren't same like they describe it

  23. *Its Blu Here*

    *Its Blu Here*преди 2 месеца

    I live in Bulgaria and I'm Bulgarian :> But it's pronounced Sofìa, not Sòfia? I live in Sofia.

  24. Alexandar Tomov - junior

    Alexandar Tomov - juniorпреди 2 месеца

    Here You can see short documentary about gypsies in Bulgaria: Best regards: A. Tomov - junior

  25. Obi Dark

    Obi Darkпреди 2 месеца

    1. Visit only if you are stupid. Anyone with half brains runs away from Bulgaria

  26. No Scoper

    No Scoperпреди 2 месеца

    Its all fake.

  27. Ивац Илчев

    Ивац Илчевпреди 2 месеца

    Do you have any idea what you are talking about As a Bulgarian: the only true thing here is about not to stay in the capital..

  28. The Shadow

    The Shadowпреди 2 месеца

    6.yeah we had that but no one uses it

  29. Julian Nikolov

    Julian Nikolovпреди 2 месеца

    I live in Bulgaria

  30. Lightfur 06

    Lightfur 06преди 2 месеца

    I don't shake my head to say 'Yes' but I tilt it so...... Yeah

  31. Boyana Hristova

    Boyana Hristovaпреди 2 месеца

    bruh i nod down for yes as anyone ;-;

  32. G Kasabov

    G Kasabovпреди 3 месеца

    Wtf 50%are not true🤮 I'm Bulgarian!

  33. technixbul

    technixbulпреди 3 месеца

    4 people died because of self made alcohol, if they tried to reproduce correct recipe they wouldn't have had any problems. Everyone who is true Bulgarian knows the exact traditional recipe.

  34. KRAV Donnteo

    KRAV Donnteoпреди 3 месеца

    30% is not true.I live there.I know

  35. SwampDoctorBG

    SwampDoctorBGпреди 3 месеца


  36. Stanimir Chervenkov

    Stanimir Chervenkovпреди 3 месеца

    the 3th one is a complete lie

  37. Божана Тонева

    Божана Тоневапреди 3 месеца

    Nothing true don't listen

  38. ceco radoclavov bg

    ceco radoclavov bgпреди 3 месеца

    който е българин дайте ми един ляйке

  39. Anastacia Balova

    Anastacia Balovaпреди 3 месеца


  40. Teodor Alexandrov

    Teodor Alexandrovпреди 3 месеца

    the NOD tips are not true! Rotating your head from Left to Right (and the other way round) means NO and from horizontal pozition to Up is also No! 😂😂 YES is Up AND Down (and the other way round) or TILTing (not rotating) Left and Right! 😂 If you want to drink alcohol - look for homemade RAKIA or homemade Wine (if its winter)! 90% of the population makes rakia, its traditional and nobody died from drinking it 😂 Don't buy Rakia from shops though! It's not good at all! Thank me later!😉😉

  41. Unspeakable_Max

    Unspeakable_Maxпреди 3 месеца

    9.Are you bit dumb

  42. Gabby Ivanova

    Gabby Ivanovaпреди 3 месеца

    Who gave you this wrong information

  43. Кристиян Цанков

    Кристиян Цанковпреди 3 месеца


  44. Pepsi_Cola BG

    Pepsi_Cola BGпреди 3 месеца

    Thx for lying the people to don't come in Bulgaria 😒 Greetings from Bulgaria Oh I forgot Greetings from me

  45. Zara Ilieva

    Zara Ilievaпреди 3 месеца

    I'm from Bulgaria and I'm little confused cause Bulgarians always drink alcohol and bier like strip clubs and bars and they hafe dirty songs and they are not even for kids 😫🤮 like me and the Bulgarian dances are not bad you need to dance like this 👭👫👭👫👭 hehe 🙎

  46. Vortex

    Vortexпреди 3 месеца

    You can drink in public but you must not swim after you are already drunk just for safety :3

  47. Pride__Lilysani

    Pride__Lilysaniпреди 4 месеца

    Bruh This is not you're typical America /: Not much of this is correct I can say this myself As a Bulgarian Please Stop

  48. Emmamakes Art

    Emmamakes Artпреди 4 месеца

    Its SOfia not soafia good video otherwise

  49. 4444444е

    4444444епреди 4 месеца

    Honestly gays and black people may not be safe in Bulgaria but for everyone else Bulgaria is pretty safe.

  50. the mask gang

    the mask gangпреди 4 месеца

    Not true! I'm from Bulgaria!

  51. A Rhodes

    A Rhodesпреди 4 месеца

    Bulgarians are very very stupid and backward, i lived there for 5months. not anymore. please dont go there !!!

  52. Mony Bogoev

    Mony Bogoevпреди 4 месеца

    You found in one of the pic you showed you hacker

  53. Kris

    Krisпреди 4 месеца

    F you b*tch almost all is not true

  54. The One-Eyed Bulgar Tsar

    The One-Eyed Bulgar Tsarпреди 4 месеца

    Bulgarian kings kings seriously

  55. Pepero King

    Pepero Kingпреди 4 месеца

    Im a bulgarian and did you know that russia and bulgaria have the same alfabet

  56. SashoSpams

    SashoSpamsпреди 4 месеца

    NO WE DON'T. We both use Cyrillic letters but the alphabeta re different!

  57. МаринИванов122 Ivanov

    МаринИванов122 Ivanovпреди 4 месеца

    Lol im from Bulgaria смях аз съм от България

  58. mish mash

    mish mashпреди 4 месеца

    Wrong wow

  59. Madlen Aram

    Madlen Aramпреди 5 месеца

    im from bulgaria and 100% not true

  60. Sporky XD

    Sporky XDпреди 5 месеца

    No water in bulgaria!!!! only alcohol!!!!!or prison

  61. Bulgarian King

    Bulgarian Kingпреди 5 месеца

    Football part is not true except from the battle of levski and tseseca

  62. Dimiar Dimitrov

    Dimiar Dimitrovпреди 5 месеца

    As a Bulgarian I can say that most of this is inaccurate.

  63. Silver Revolution

    Silver Revolutionпреди 5 месеца

    Dimiar Dimitrov Dimi Dimi, Dimi Dimi Dimi!!! 🤣

  64. Doofy Vlogs And Gaming

    Doofy Vlogs And Gamingпреди 5 месеца

    Football is not the most important sport… Edit : I hate the nods though, but I hate my home countries food

  65. Sêñs_ Ignor37

    Sêñs_ Ignor37преди 5 месеца

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="46">0:46</a> are you sure about that

  66. Matt Brown

    Matt Brownпреди месец


  67. Tom Tonev

    Tom Tonevпреди 5 месеца

    Ive never heard anyone complain about the food in Bulgaria. Its some of the best food in the world. I drool thinking about it

  68. Rumen Krastev

    Rumen Krastevпреди 6 месеца

    I am Bulgarian I forgot we have a football team

  69. Kíwí Girl

    Kíwí Girlпреди 6 месеца

    6. It's not true!!! We nod for yes and shake head from right to left for no 😑 (and it's not weird it's the most normal thing in the world😂) But we have words for no and yes too.

  70. Ani Stoyanova

    Ani Stoyanovaпреди 6 месеца

    im bulgarian and this is not true

  71. FL_Sami Beats

    FL_Sami Beatsпреди 6 месеца

    drink where ever u want in varna

  72. Heros Karabazmos

    Heros Karabazmosпреди 6 месеца

    You’ve got it wrong about the futball and a few more things. You have really poor knowledge about Bulgaria

  73. Александър Върбанов

    Александър Върбановпреди 7 месеца

    1st I'm from Varna and nobody has banned me drinking outside 2nd always stop on on a Stop sing Always

  74. pencil395public TV

    pencil395public TVпреди 5 месеца

    И аз съм от Варна:)#Варна team

  75. BILLYGOAT356

    BILLYGOAT356преди 7 месеца

    I'm from Bulgaria

  76. Юрий Тодоров

    Юрий Тодоровпреди 7 месеца

    Most of things are true .

  77. Ramesses II

    Ramesses IIпреди 7 месеца

    I'm stuck in this dying country and I can't imagine coming back here after I've escaped it, even as a tourist. On top of that I don't like anything about this country. The nature is the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my whole life.

  78. Mplay Dlife

    Mplay Dlifeпреди 7 месеца

    I am from bulgaria and this all is a lie

  79. Дамян Попов

    Дамян Поповпреди 7 месеца

    I live in Varna and I'm drinking in the center RIGHT NOW 😂😂😂

  80. Стефан Маринов

    Стефан Мариновпреди 28 дни

    Im from varna too

  81. Silver Revolution

    Silver Revolutionпреди 5 месеца

    damian_popov Somebody in Ukraine also told me that it is forbidden to drink in public. But...: then he drank a beer with me on the streets, too. So: I don‘t get it. Anyway... 👉 🤷🏻‍♂️

  82. Marin Georgiev

    Marin Georgievпреди 7 месеца

    This is not true.I am from Varna.You can drink alkohol everywhere and everytime,all the week.We have small shops on almost every buss stop and you can bye alkohol from there.

  83. Дамян Попов

    Дамян Поповпреди 7 месеца

    Не можеш в катедралата

  84. Nightmare Vlogger 700

    Nightmare Vlogger 700преди 7 месеца

    All lies we arent monsters (Не сме чудовища)

  85. Nightmare Vlogger 700

    Nightmare Vlogger 700преди 7 месеца

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="113">1:53</a> not true

  86. Viz Roy

    Viz Royпреди 7 месеца

    I am from Bulgaria.

  87. Tanya Vasileva

    Tanya Vasilevaпреди 7 месеца

    More than half of this is pure BS