So you’re planning to visit Bulgaria soon? Great, because you are going to have an amazing time. However, Bulgaria is one of the most undiscovered and unpopular countries to travel. That’s why you need to be prepared and what better way to learn about a destination than from the local experts.
Source: Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Bulgaria
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Pavlikeni is organizing its Egg Feast for the fourth time on April, 29th. The celebrations start at 11 am in the Kiril Rakarov Town Park and are going to last 11 hours. Sponsor and co-organizer of the fest will be the local Haypro Egg Factory which will provide 4000 eggs for the day. Cooking contest, concert, competitions and many attractions will be featured in the feast. An egg-shaped photo corner will also be available.
Everyone will be presented with the opportunity to taste the delicious omelettes prepared on the spot. This year they will be 1001! Also many egg-related crafts will be demonstrated and there will be many stalls with souvenirs, sweet treats and flowers. A specially designated area will show traditions typical for the villages in the area.
A key point in the day will be the cooking competition where everyone can show their skills in preparing appetizers, dishes and desserts from eggs. The jury will be headed by the renowned cook Ivan Zvezdev. All the prizes will be egg-shaped.
A large stage will also be set up; throughout the day it will hosts the performances of many artists, musicians and bands.
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A new car boot sale in Veliko Tarnovo area will now run on the first Sunday of the month starting 2nd April. It will be located in the village of Nikyup. The following information is taken from the official FB page of the event:
All are welcome. There are no fees but donations from sellers accepted if you have a good day, any proceeds to go to worthy causes. The field will be open from 7 am for sellers and 8 am for customers.
We have a lovely enclosed and shady pitch with adjacent play park for the kids. The bacon and egg butty man is already booked so catering vendors by prior arrangement only. The bar is 50 meters away and will be providing typical Bulgarian fare and cold beer. Come and have a good day and maybe visit the ancient Roman town Nikopolis ad Istrum while you are here.
And as for the exact whereabouts:
It is very near the centre. It is on the approach if you are headed from the Resen crossroads. If you arrive from the Main Ruse Rd then you drive through the centre and past the park. Boom you are there. There will be signage.
Source: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
Image: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
Not far from Veliko Tarnovo is the village of Ovcha Mogila boasting with its Mineral Water Hospital. It has been partly renovated and now features new facilities for balneotherapy, physiotherapy and a canteen seating 120 people and is operating all year round. The major remedial factor in the sanatorium is the mineral water of course. Over 80% of the mineral water sources in Bulgaria are lightly mineralized (their mineral content is less than 1 g per litre). The mineral level of the water in Ovcha Mogila is 4 g per litre placing her in the moderately mineralized category thus rendering it as ‘strong water’ suitable for the treatment of a number of ailments. It is also hyper thermal – the water issued from the springs is 45 degrees.
The hot mineral water is beneficial for the following conditions – arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuralgia, neuritis, radiculitis, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy, diabetes and gout.
Official Site of the Mineral Water Hospital http://nkrehabilitation.bg/en/branches/ovcha-mogila/
A tennis centre with several courts, changing rooms and café wants to build Parashkev Dimitrov – a businessman interested in the sport and main sponsor of the Vitosha Cup Tennis Tournament. The complex will be located in Shemshevo, just some 6 km away from Veliko Tarnovo and will span over 6000 sqm. The entrepreneur has already lodged his project at the local authorities for approval. The Mayor of Shemshevo has given a favourable opinion on Dimitrov’s request, offering the most suitable place for it to be built – the terrain east of the village stadium. Veliko Tarnovo Municipal Council must approve the investment before it can be realized.
The Veliko Tarnovo based restaurant Shtastliveca was nominated in European Cuisine Category for the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards™. The posh restaurant also has branches in Sofia and Stara Zagora. It is the first time the World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ set foot in Bulgaria and only one more restaurant in the country received a nomination – Secret by Chef Petrov (https://www.facebook.com/Secret-by-Chef-Petrov-Sofia-191216524604017/).
Here are some excerpts highlighting the idea behind the high appraisal and some key features about the restaurant from the official World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ site:
Translated from Bulgarian “Shtastliveca” means “The Lucky One”, and is a nickname of one of the most famous Bulgarian novel writers who lived at the end of 19th Century – Aleko Konstantinov. The interior design of the restaurant is inspired by urban home style which was popular in the 30’s of the 19th Century. The rich menu offers a choice of authentic European and interpretations of Bulgarian national cuisine. A fresh lunch menu is available for each day of the week and for each seasonal menu products are carefully selected which are typical for the particular season. Shtastliveca Restaurant is all about feeling at home, as well as experiencing a collection of flavours and aromas for each season and taste.
The World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.
Luxury Restaurants are selected for nomination based on the following criteria:
- interior design to a high standard– the seating area and table decoration should reflect a smart/stylish atmosphere
- good quality food, to the standard of haute cuisine – chefs must serve food with excellent presentation, showing attention to detail
- excellent service reviews– the restaurant should have positive reviews and be well recommended for excellent service.