Accessing Internet might be an expensive pleasure
In general this service a bit overpriced in Borovets compared to the rest of the country. I guess locals just can not resist the pleasure to rip off the tourists :)
Usually in Sofia you would pay BGN 1 per hour for a very good club where the computers are fast as well as the connection.
In Borovets the connection is not that fast and the place I went to was charging BGN 5 per hour :)
Unique Suggestions: If we ignore the price and the fact that the connection is a bit slow, the Internet club on the picture is nice. It is cosy with good computers and a snack bar. The other good thing is that they have very good collection of movies you can watch there.
You will find the club when you go up the street that leads from Samokov to Rila hotel. It will be on your right hand side and is much closer to Samokov hotel than to Rila. When you see the house on the picture walk on the green path that goes along side and you will find the door to happiness if you are Internet addicted :)))
Fun Alternatives: Actually the little house with the green roof you see on the picture is the only Internet club I found in Borovets. May be there is another one but I have not found it yet, so I am not quite sure how can you avoid this trap.
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Local Corner Stalls
Not so much a trap, well depends on how you look at it. Our friend bought a pair of home made socks of an local Bulgarian man, and he charged her 10 Levs for them, which could of bought you a meal for two !
When I asked her why, she said she felt sorry for him !
Try to avoid eye contact with them, looking at their items is ok, but catch their eye and you've had it !
Unique Suggestions: If you do get collered, try to go as low or meet them half way with their price, and try to not to feel TOO sorry and get ripped off. ( He probably took his family out for a 4 course meal after she'd gone ! )
fortunately i'm from bosnia and bosnians and bulgarians are sort of neighbours and we understand each other's languages so they didn't get us but the thing to watch is that if you speak english you'll generally pay about twice the local price. so try to haggle for pretty much anything you're buying, transport, rentals, etc (doesn't work in bars and restaurants). maybe it won't work but maybe it will :)