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 ...

The end of Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by luciferm

... the People's Palace. The Bulgarians, spoken to about 8 people now and only 2 of them have appeared vaguely nice. The other 6 odd have just been very selfish people and couldn't care less about anyone else. I was only in Bratislava for 1 1/2 hours but yes, again the people seemed nice.

But the thing is that none of those countries have been through recent atrocities. None of them have been involved in any wars over the past 40 years, let alone 20. The attitude of ...

Day 4 - Ottoman Trek

A travel blog entry by matandfe


... that night!

We made our way back to our hotel/casino/piano bar/strip club to continue the fun! Up to the quiet piano bar where 40 of us took over and turned this place into our own kareoke bar - it was terrible! Until we all broke out into 'I like big Butts'! Best ever! After they shut this bar, we then went to the 'Club'! Unfortunately they too were empty - so we retired!

Therefore, Sofia = ...

Grand Sofia

A travel blog entry by eastin80


... for them there were lots of foreign journalists around and people watching their every move. They came up with a plan. They put dynamite into the minarets of all the mosques in the city and then when there was a big thunderstorm they detonated the dynamite, the noise of it exploding was covered up by the sound of the storm. They did this as they understood that Muslims believe that once the minaret has fallen, the mosque can no longer ...


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