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Car Insurance and MOT - 7 September 2010
  It is the time of the year when the car needs to be re-insured and tested, the previous two years I have had help with this, but my Bulgarian is good enough now to get pretty much anything done. It does not really sound as if I am being self reliant if I am having help with everyday things either.

So today I took my trusty and rusty 10 year old ford escort to be (MOT) tested. It past first time! There is no way this would have happened in the UK, but I am not complaining. I am not a fan of regulation at the best of times, Bulgarians absolutely love their documents, which always makes me smile. So get my car MOT'd in under 10 mins without any hassle I will put down as progress now that they have joined the EU!

Insurance as with everywhere is easy to get and in Bulgaria is really cheap, I asked about this in my pub, as there are many accidents here I thought the insurance would be really high. So it would be, I was informed. The insurance companies here very rarely if ever pay out, it is just a document that the police can check and fine you if you don't have it with you!

The total cost of this in Bulgaria is quite good the unsurance was 160 leva (80 Euros) and the MOT test was 30 leva (15 Euros)


Ramadam is coming to an end (Wed/Thur) and the festival of Bairam will begin. This is a time of visiting family members, and tomorrow (Wednesday) I shall be inundated with children visiting demanding sweets! I am fully stocked up, and am looking forward to it. In return I will be presented with two 'Chapati' type things, which to be honest I don't really have a taste for. Last year I had over 30 delivered, after the first two they were donated under the cover of darkness to the chickens who enjoyed them a lot more than I did.


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