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    by desert_princess Written Sep 27, 2005

    liked this door because of the trees in bloom that are showing in the garden behind , and because it's a typical example of a door in a high fence that prevents people on the street to invade the privacy of the house owners.

    Samokov fence door - Bulgaria
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    by desert_princess Updated Jun 11, 2005

    A Bride and male outfit from Samokov - Second half of XIX century.
    How colorful and pretty they are !!! Would you imagine getting married like that ? Well our grandmas did.....
    Picture from " Short Bulgarian Encyclopaedia"

    A Bride and male outfit from Samokov
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    by wrangler_blk Written Jun 29, 2009

    Nice and small restaurant which was located in Borovets town.
    We had nice grilled lamb chops and a glass of cool bulgarian beer!

    Favorite Dish: Grilled Stuff.

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  • by stevebristol Written Mar 25, 2009

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    In the outskirt of Samokov on the main road to Borovets on the right you pass the tourist garden. Right in the centre of the park you can find the lovely Restaurant and Bar The Bristol. In Samokov they are the only British-run restaurant and they offer exceptional value for money for very good quality food.

    The traditional stone floor with wooden furniture and the nice big open fire in the middle provides coziness. And the staff are friendly and welcoming!

    The owner and the English Chef of the Bristol is Steve Bignell!

    Favorite Dish: On the menu you can find: steak and Ale pie; various curries; Rib eye & other steaks; lasagna; British Bangers + mash.

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  • by Benny73 Written Nov 18, 2007

    A nice traditional mexana in the centre of town hidden behind The Big Fountain (the earring fontain) hence the name. Traditional stone floors with wooden furniture and a nice big open fire in the corner. Most tables also come with an electric toaster so you can toast you own bread to your own liking, nice! The staff are friendly and welcoming, the food is basic and traditional but done well and reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: I recommend the bean soup (bob chorba) and their meatballs (kyofte) are some of the best I've tasted here. For somthing more filling try the very hearty hunters style pork, delicious!

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Samokov What to Pack

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    by lillyia Updated Oct 7, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Books: When on a holiday it's never easy deciding how many books to take with you. Well, you may bring only one, because you could easily exchange it (2-5 lv fee) at the newly opened "Maria's Little Shop of Books". For about 5-10 lv, you could borrow a book (2 weeks period), sell the ones you don't need for 3 and even buy some used books - price depends on the title. The town is getting more and more welcoming, isn't it?
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Samokov Off The Beaten Path

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    by lillyia Updated Oct 7, 2007

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    A private house, built in the beginning of the previous century hosts the museum. Most of the objects present the Hristo Ionchev-Kriskarets and his family. He is one of dozens good painters born in Samokov. The house is a real living one. Maria Ioncheva, daughter of the famous painter and host in the museum will introduce you to the house and present the spirit of the early 20th century, his father and family life. You could see the two family trees, old and not so furniture, local embroidery, herbs from Rila mountain, family albums, drawings and other memories.

    Maria is really nice. It's a good idea to bring something with you, as she wouldn’t take any entrance fee or other money.
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    by lillyia Written Aug 18, 2005

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    To visit them you need to call in advance. But this is a very good opportunity to meet interesting and welcoming people. I would enjoy a second visit there as much as the first one. The club gather people who worked there, most of them builders and architects, people who studied there or just like the culture and the country. The guests and the members present live music, which goes very well with the Vodka. Instruments varied depend on the participants. The club members gather Tuesday afternoon and, as usual they have at least one guest and/or presentation. In any case its different and interesting. Try it!

    Rastsvetili iabolki i krushi....
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