Business Travel In Bulgaria?
August 22, 2013 3:36 PM Subscribe
I'm traveling to Sofia for a week next month and I have a couple of questions about money and phones.
posted by delicious-luncheon to travel & transportation around Sofia, Bulgaria (2 answers total)
1. What's the best way to handle money? I could use my ATM card but I've heard that there are problems with ATM skimmers. I'm wondering if I should just exchange some dollars for Lev when I arrive and then cash some traveler's checks for Lev as I go, or should I setup a temporary checking account with my bank so I can have a separate ATM card? Am I just being too paranoid about skimmers being an issue in Bulgaria? Is there a better way to handle money that I'm not seeing?
2. I'd love to be able to use my US AT&T iPhone for mapping and the occasional voice call. I see that AT&T has international roaming and data and I've heard you can get it for a month and then cancel it, but it seems expensive and the minutes/data you get seem kind of paltry for what you're paying.
I suppose my phone is locked so there's little point in trying to get a local SIM card for my phone. Should I just forget about it and just use the hotel WiFi and carry a paper map? Or is there a better way?