October 10, 2012 Bulgaria Europe

Bulgaria 2012: Discovering a New Country...

Bulgaria 2012

A Culinary Journey Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: Bulgaria 2012

It’s 8am, on a sunny Sunday morning. I was drinking coffee and eating a Bulgarian cheese sandwich in the calmest airport on earth. I am literally alone in this huge terminal waiting for my plane to Paris CDG back to Beirut. A quick four-day trip where I learned a lot of interesting things about a new...

Vitosha Park Hotel, Sofia: A Two-Star Hotel Which Claimes to be Four

The Vitosha Park Hotel is a good location found on the foot of Vitosha mountain – away from the city’s hustle yet close to the modern business rhythm. To be honest this is the only positive thing about this hotel. If you read the info on their website, you will imagine that you will be staying...

Edno Vreme Restaurant, Lake Ariana, Sofia

An interesting location for this traditional Bulgarian restaurant perched on the edge of the legendary Ariana Lake at one of the major crossroads in the centre of Sofia. The lake and the area around it at the edge of the Borissova Gradina park were revamped several years ago to offer boating in the summer and...

Rachev Hotel Residence Arbanasi, Bulgaria

Rachev Hotel Residence Arbanazi is a three-hour drive from Sofia up the mountains, on the same route to the famous Varna is Arbanasi. The hotel is located on the western part of the village of Arbanasi, right next to the Assumption Monastery, which is 4km away from Veliko Turnovo on the road to Gorna Oryahovitsa. Veliko Turnovo...

Izvora Folk Restaurant, Arbanasi, Bulgaria

With the rich diversity of the menu including over 450 different choices of food and drinks, the Izvora (which means The spring. Folk restaurant gives it’s guests the possibility to enjoy the traditional Bulgarian cuisine in a number of ways. The restaurant, which was awarded Restaurant of the Year 2003 in Bulgaria, is divided into...

The Metropolitan Hotel Sofia: A Hotel that Deserves its Stars

Finally a hotel that deserves its stars! After staying at the Vitosha Park Hotel and the Rachev Hotel, Arbanazi Resort which both claim to be four-star hotels and where definitely not, I tried the The Metropolitan Hotel Sofia, which was fine… In this country, they seem to rate hotels as they please, may be if...  

You have to visit Bulgaria.

 

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