Crazy Journey in Bulgaria: A dodgy Bulgarian border policeman pulls us over
This morning, we had to peel ourselves out of what felt like our death bed and somehow get ourselves organized for a big drive to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Fintan’s mum brought him for an incredible lunch at Sotiris Adelakis, one of the best fish restaurants in Greece, owned and run by a crazy former truck driver.
It was 4 and half hour drive to Sofia and just after crossing the Bulgarian border we were stopped for speeding by Bulgarian Police who fictitiously claimed we were driving much faster than we actually were and threatened a trip to the local police station where our license would be taken. After spending a lot of time in Moscow and learning from his mate the dodgiest of all Russians, the infamous Vladimir Bosyakov, Dave realised that this was the usual prompt to offer a bribe and asked if there was any possible way of paying ‘a fine’ on the spot with a 10 euro note. The answer was an immediate ‘NO’, but when a 20 euro note was presented, it swiftly became possible and all documents were handed back over for us to head on our way again.
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Dragi romani, daca inca nu ati realizat pana in 2010 ca Bulgaria este un teritoriu pe care este esential sa il ocoliti, va spun eu: NU mai tranzitati Bulgaria, nici daca drumul e mai scurt pana unde vrei sa ajungi, caci veti trece prin jungla lor… Sunt o natie de escroci si si-au perfectionat toate modalitatile prin care pot fura si jecmani (nu numai) turistii loacali ci si strainii care tranziteaza Bulgaria, iar totul se petrece cu participarea autoritatilor lor comuniste, adica incepand de la Militie si terminand cu “Justitia” bulgara.… Continue reading →