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Planning to visit Bulgaria and want to have some groan-inducing Bulgaria puns up your sleeve? We’ve scoured our brains for the best puns about Bulgaria, and we’re proud to say we rose to the occasion.

Here are some so-bad-they’re-good Bulgaria puns for you to peruse, perfect for cracking a joke or finding a silly Bulgaria Instagram caption to go with your photos.

Funny Bulgaria Puns You Can Steal

Just arrived in Bulgaria. So-fia, so good!

I must say that Bulgaria rose to meet all my expectations.

Goodbye, Bulgaria – Sofia later!

Bulgaria - Sofia - An architectural ensemble of three Socialist Classicism edifices in central Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria

Are you from this Bulg-area?

I Varna get to know you better.

On the Bulgarian Riviera – I never Varna leave!

Bulgaria, I’m in P-love-div!

I can’t resist the sirene call of Bulgaria.

We’re going to knead more banitsa.

Shopska til you drop.

Bulgaria - Sunny Beach - Deykin Restaurant shopska salad

I shore love the Bulgarian Riviera.

There’s some-fin special about the Black Sea

Sofia, I’ll Nev-ski you later!

What to Pack for Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Nessebar - Coast in old city of Nessebar, Bulgaria

If you’re planning a trip to Bulgaria, you’ll want to pack all the normal essentials, but here are a few things we strongly recommend bringing that may not have crossed your mind. For more, check out our complete Bulgaria packing list. 

– A physical guidebook, in paper or on Kindle. We love Lonely Planet Bulgaria & Romania for this region and strongly recommend it to supplement blogs. Blogs are great, but a combination of a blog and a guidebook is key to having the best access to information easily at your fingertips.

– A water bottle with a filter. While generally, the tap water in big cities in Bulgaria is drinkable, such as in Sofia and Plovdiv, we generally recommend using a water bottle with a purifying filter to reduce your plastic consumption and ensure you won’t drink any funny-tasting water on your stomach that could make your trip unpleasant! We recommend the GRAYL water bottle – it filters water perfectly in an instant so that you can even drink from lakes, bad taps, etc.

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– Motion sickness pills. Bulgarian train and bus rides can be hot and cause motion sickness! If you have a weak stomach as we do, save yourself and bring some non-drowsy motion sickness pills.

– Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, TP & other Balkan transit needs. Bathrooms in the Balkans on trains and buses tend to be… how can we say it?… not so well-stocked. Save yourself the disappointment and bring a mini-rescue pack of wet wipes & hand sanitizer.

 Travel safety items. We think Bulgaria is very safe to travel, but at the same time, it never hurts to be prepared! Some people like to carry money belts, but neither Stephanie or I use these.

Instead, we both carry the same PacSafe anti-theft backpack. It has locking zippers, slash-proof construction with metal mesh hidden in the fabric, and tons of other smart security features — all while being cute and stylish enough to be our everyday bag. We recommend it highly for both male and female travelers, as it’s neutral enough to be unisex. We also strongly recommend travel insurance! Our recommendation is at the bottom of the post.

Read more: Essential Bulgaria Packing List: What to Wear & Pack for Bulgaria

More Bulgaria Travel Resources

Bulgaria - Sofia - Pope Francis Visits Sofia, Bulgaria Stephanie Selfie

If this will be your first time in Bulgaria, we have some resources to help make your first trip here a breeze. Check out our guide on how to plan your trip to Bulgaria, which goes over everything from visas to ground transportation to budgeting your trip.

Don’t forget to check out our Bulgaria packing list which has details of everything you’ll want for your trip.

You’ll also want to check out the best beaches in Bulgaria, our favorite places to visit in Bulgaria, and our guides to Sofia, Plovdiv, and Veliko Tarnovo.

Next, check out our guide to avoiding taxi scams in Sofia. You will also want to check out our overview of Balkan currency, which describes Bulgarian leva and what to tip in Bulgaria.

We publish new posts almost every day! Bookmark our Bulgaria and Balkans pages so you don’t miss any new resources that come out between now and your trip!

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

Finally, make sure you always travel to Bulgaria with a valid travel insurance policy. The country is a very safe place to travel, but accidents or theft can easily ruin your trip if you don’t have the travel insurance coverage to recover the losses. Recently my aunt fell on a train in France and needed surgery, but luckily her travel insurance covered the costs in full. Thank goodness!

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For travel insurance, I use World Nomads. I’ve been a happy customer of theirs for almost three years, and I’ve never had an issue when making a claim. I’m happy to refer them to anyone I meet.

>>Get a travel insurance quote for your trip here.<<