Bulgaria and Macedonia

March 23, 2008 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

In the beginning of March I was spending one and a half week in Bulgaria and Macedonia. Suggestion: Young people, use the border-less possibilities of New Europe! (Oh well, with Schengen in place it’s not borderless at all for some (A LOT OF) ppl).

Some notes and tips for cost-minimization and “meeting exposure”-maximization :

  1. Me and a friend from Sweden (also on exchange-year in Aachen) booked a return ticket from Cologne to Sofia for 80-100 Euros. (Germanwings).
  2. In the region, we used CouchSufing for free of charge living and valuable insider information as well as contacts. Also check out hospitalityclub.
  3. The new Europe is connected, and it’s not MSN Messenger. And it’s not ICQ. And it’s definitively not AOL. Use Skype my friends! Add me; spartac5 – is my skype-id.
  4. Use social networks to keep in contact. (FB is big in Bulgaria, MySpace in Macedonia)
  5. AND use E-mail to keep in contact.

Swedish companies are not just doing boring commercials. An example from Skopje:

Elena Risteska

In this case it’s Oriflame trying to increase market share in Macedonia with help from Elena Risteska. Watching the crowd it seemed like it was a great move by Oriflame – Very popular among the 12-year old Macedonian girls… and for Swedish tourists 😉

More on busniess opportunities in Bulgaria in later posts.

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Entry filed under: Emerging Markets.

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