Why you should think about video….
Why have a video of your house/hotel/service? Because NOW is the time for video. Today it is easier than ever before to view and share video with the internet and on social media. Videos can be viewed anywhere and anytime using computers, tablets and mobile phones. If you are selling a property, photos (if they have been done with a reasonable level of expertise) are great BUT a video is better. Video will give prospective buyers the experience of having a ‘walk-thru’ your home. We will shoot the views from each room…from the road to your house….from the garden to the house…and we will even film the village….everything a buyer will need to see, will be there. Do you have your own website for your property? Do you have a video on there? If not, you are missing a trick….your website is much more likely ( 50 times more likely ) to be found if it has a video. And this goes for businesses too…..for very little outlay you can really get yourself seen and quickly recoup the cost of a short video. For example, we filmed this video for the Bellissimo Hotel in Lozenets in July 2013. Since then, […]
Tsarevo, Sleepy Port on the Black Sea Coast.
I was back at the Black Sea coast in the summer and managed to make a visit to Tsarevo, which I somehow missed on my last trip. I was glad I did because it is much nicer than the guide books tell you. The town is situated on a headland and looks down on the south side to the port and on the north side at the beach. In between there are rocky coves for swimmers and fishermen to enjoy. The centre itself is pretty much lke most Bulgarian seaside towns….there is a main pedestrian street, but because of its elevated position, this one gives nice views down to the sea on the southern side. If you have an afternoon or a day to spare, take a look…..and watch the video of course 🙂
Hisarya, ancient Roman Spa Town.
Something which I didn’t know before I moved to Bulgaria was how rich the country is in Roman ruins. There are more Roman sites here than you can shake a stick at. Until recently, the subway under the main road which I walk through everyday was decorated quite randomly with a couple of old Roman pillars. Now I think about it, I have no idea why or where they went…I guess there was a good reason for their removal. Anyway, this brings me to Hisarya…Hisar…whichever, both seem accepted…which has an amazingly well-preserved Roman wall and the foundations of many of the buildings which were housed within it. The Romans came here to take advantage of the mineral waters and people are still coming today to visit the many hotel complexes and their mineral baths. There is also a very pretty garden and lots of eateries where you can sit and watch the world go by… One of my favourite places…and fortunately, very close to Plovdiv.
I have stopped being surprised at how beautiful the beaches are here and am sorry that I could only spend an hour or so at this place, after having twice missed the turn off the main road to find it. It is a 6km drive down a not very good road about 7km south of Obzor….well worth braving the terrible road though…. Another 7km south is the beach of Emone…I will visit it too at the first opportunity.
One ‘t’ not two.
I was wondering why this video of the Black Sea resort of Kiten should have three times as many views on YouTube as the next most popular video. Then it dawned on me…I am getting the bad spellers….
Last weekend I was asked to take some photos of an apartment complex a friend manages in Byala. Whilst I was there, I took the opportunity to film the resort and a couple of nearby places ( Obzor and Irakli ) and add them onto my site. I was impressed with Byala, the area reminded me of the south coast of England, with green fields stretching down to cliffs and big waves rolling onto the beaches. Of course it was sunny here where it would have been raining in England 🙂 The beach too ( as I’ve come to expect of Bulgarian beaches ) was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to enjoy an early evening Friday beer. Check out the video to see for yourself.
Bagpipes, beer and dancing.
I took the chance a couple of weeks ago to escape the heat of Plovdiv and get into the mountains for a few days. I had been told about the bagpipe festival at Gela and went along to take a look. It was much bigger than I had expected and much noisier and it was clear that everyone was there to have a great time. Anyway, check out the video to take a peek….I have tried to include in the video things that might interest people who are thinking of going for the first time, and are not sure what to expect…
Welcome to Video Map Bulgaria
Welcome to Video Map Bulgaria, the site is intended as a window into this beautiful and largely undiscovered country. I like the idea of being able to look at a map and see a real life view of the place, it appeals to my need for order and logic. The site is still under development, so please please forgive the occasional gremlins and please feel free to pass on your feedback in the comments. It is early days for Video Map Bulgaria but our aim is to eventually cover the whole of the country with our own videos and provide an easy and accurate way to locate things to do, and places to stay in Bulgaria. Another reason for the site, is to cater to the growing number of people who are purchasing property in Bulgaria from places like ebay, without visiting the country and seeing the property first hand. This, to me, is madness and Video Map Bulgaria intends to address this madness by posting accurate videos of property and also of the villages in which they are located. So, that is the aim, this is the reality, the beginnings of a site which I sincerely hope will prove […]
Top 5 places you wouldn’t think of visiting in Bulgaria
Whilst filming the videos for this site, I have been lucky enough to travel to nearly every corner of Bulgaria. I’ve visited the usual tourist attractions but have also discovered some less well known places which, in my opinion, are certainly worth a visit. So here is my list of the top five places in Bulgaria which you probably wouldn’t think of visiting. 5. Dimitrovgrad Number five on the list is Dimitrovgrad, which is a relatively new town, having only been built at the end of the 1940’s. The town is named after the Communist Leader of the time, Georgi Dimitrov and it has the air of a fading once-grand communist city. In the centre there are large open spaces bordered with impressive apartment blocks. The new railway line to Istanbul runs through the city and the new road passes nearby. Other attractions are the largest market in the Balkans – the Sunday market – and the many parks. The Maritsa river passes by on the northern edge of the city – strange that the city wasn’t built on the banks. 4. Haskovo Haskovo, at number four, is only a stones throw from Dimitrovgrad and was a very pleasant surprise. […]