Bistrica Hotel

Address: Bul Tsar Boris III 179, Samokov, Sofia Region, 2000, Bulgaria | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Bul Tsar Boris III 179, Samokov.
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    Travel Blogs from Samokov

    IN SEARCH OF A SAINT

    A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Aug 03, 2014

    7 photos

    ... the lack of a choir taking away the drama of the place. Some believers were still in the church so I let them be.

    Poverty here means at times a different take on trash collectors. On a couple of occasions, I saw people scrounging throught garbage bins looking for items of possible value.

    Took the shady side of the street back to the hotel. I need a haircut. It won't be a Berber barber, Omar, but my first European haircut can hopefully be squeezed in amongst ...

    Rila Monastery

    A travel blog entry by kirstyandlogan on Aug 29, 2013

    5 photos

    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 on Feb 02, 2013

    29 photos

    ... to Pernik to visit another Fulbrighter and witness the event that is Kukeri. Kukeri is a traditional ritual in Bulgaria. The event is characterized by men and some women, dressing up in monster costumes with large bells and animal masks (some of them even wore real skulls from animals). The purpose of Kukeri is for the monsters to jump and dance around in their scary costumes in order to ward off evil spirits away from ...

    City of Wisdom & Culture

    A travel blog entry by seangmandell on Sep 11, 2012

    110 photos

    ... from Serbia to Bulgaria, the bus was at a gas station for a brief rest stop and I was excited for the opportunity to pose for pictures with the Bulgarian border police and their HUM-V border jeep:

    "May I get a picture with you?" I asked the border police.
    The patrol grinned at me, clearly amused at such a request. "Nay" he said while NODDING his head.
    "Really?!" I was excited that he was honoring my odd request. I grabbed my camera ...

    Bulgaria - The "Dangerous" place

    A travel blog entry by roryandshelley on Aug 14, 2012

    23 photos

    ... so we headed out to grab some food at a local restaurant instead. We’d arranged tickets into Nis in Serbia for tomorrow morning, and so we had a look around town seeing some of the sights.

    Morning came and we got to the station bright and early. It was here when our first mess-up of our trip started. I took the tickets out of the book that had been given to us and read that they said Skopje. Skopje is in Macedonia. From here things went downhill. We went to the ...