Bistrica Hotel

Bul Tsar Boris III 179, Samokov, Sofia Region, 2000, Bulgaria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samokov

Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by kirstyandlogan


This morning we woke in the mountains to a beautiful view and much cooler temperatures. We drove a short distance to the monastery and had a peaceful walk around. It was beautiful. The church inside the monastery was painted iniside and out, which must have taken age, although I suppose monks have plenty of time on their hands! After our look round (no cup of tea) we drove north, towards ...

Evil spirits, masks, and butterflies

A travel blog entry by cassie_bodkin


... Kukeri occurs in numerous villages all over Bulgaria, but the most celebrated is in Pernik. We saw crazy outfits and even men dressed up as women. Not only is the festival meant to scare away evil spirits, but it's supposed to be welcoming a plentiful harvest, health, and happiness to the village. I even heard a few gunshots from one of the men..and I felt like I was in WV at a mountaineer game haha!
Once ...

Independence day

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird


Sofia became the capital of Bulgaria in 1879 due to its location, and was renamed during the 15th century after the St Sofia church.

The main sights are all located to the East of the city centre. Oddly, the main road is made if yellow bricks which were donated by the Astro Hungarians. It leads to the Nevski church and the nearby flea Market which sells ...

Sweet Sofia

A travel blog entry by aborder

This is a top pick!

... is the Alexander Nevski church with gold domes. Built in dedication to the Russian warrior.

The majority of roads lead to the Church of St George, right in the centre of Bulgaria. The city reminds me of Paris and Buenos Aires. Large buildings towering the sky line. Long boulevards as far as the eye can see. Coffee culture like it has just been invented. A wonderful place to explore and lose ...

Hello, My Name is Goat or How We Spent our Bayrum

A travel blog entry by ssfahring


You know sometimes when you visit places and you see random things over and over again. Yeah, in Sofia is kept seeing graffiti and stickers that said Hello, My Name is Goat. No one can really tell us why, though.

C'est la vie...We decided to do something a little different in Sofia than we ever did in China...stay in the same place for a week because we can and want to. There is so much to see and do here, we figured why not.

There is ...


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