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COSMOS- BOUTIQUE GOURMET CUISINE BY GEORGY BOIKOVSKY, WITH FINE TASTE AND PASSION, SOFIA, BULGARIA

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Last visit with friends in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              5 hearts

Felt                4 hearts

Heard            5 hearts           

Smelled        5 hearts

Tasted          5 hearts

5D score: 4.8 out of 5.

 

See

…. Interior, already described in my first review – COSMOS- EXTRATERRESTRIAL SYNCHRONICITY BETWEEN CREATIVITY OF INTERIOR AND CUISINE, SOFIA, BULGARIA;

…. Extraordinary presentation of each dish, like a picture plated on white or black plate, whichever serves as a better canvas to emphasize its colors to please the eye of the client with its beauty.

Feel…

…. The waiters’ desire not only to present well and serve fast the dishes – if they hear you talking about cooking, they will provide vocational insider’s advise;

…. Some of the dishes arriving too fast, staying for long on the table before consummation, getting cold, which damaged my enjoyment to their taste- what a shame!.

Hear…

…. A thorough explication of each dish – the products in it and their origin, as well as the cooking techniques used;

…. Wonderful ethno- jazz, ethno-soul and other variations of ethno music-you will be surprised.

Smell…

…. A new smell….of boza in the new dessert by the new pastry Chef Alex (I could not understand the second name).

Taste…

…. Leaf salad with cucumbers, differing by its cheese powder, yogurt sorbet, pouched quail eggs, seasoned with dressing of fresh garlic.

…. Saganaki shrimpsthey have nothing to do with the standard of this dish, only the same ingredients are mixed and prepared in a totally new modern gourmet fashion- the shrimps are fried with wonderful crispy batter and you dip them in a tomato sauce topped with cheese espuma, giving the sense both of crispiness and silkiness;

…. The sausage made of East-Balkan pig is now presented in a new style- with small fairy ring mushrooms, nettles mouse, potatoes and cheese – fantastic!;

…. Unique dessert Banitsa with Boza – Boza is a popular traditional drink in Bulgaria made of fermented millet, while Banitsa is a  traditional salty pie with cheese and eggs wrapped in pastry sheets. The malt drink Boza is served in the form of sorbet and the Banitsa is filled with yogurt and cheese espuma. The whole feeling is of crisp, a little sweet, a little salty and a little sour dessert, a good introduction of the new pastry Chef, Alex.

I was once again impressed during my consecutive visit in Cosmos, Sofia. I tried some  new meals and some old ones. The new ones were good but cannot say more since they were cold already when I consumed them, because they were brought earlier than I was ready. So in my photos you will see pics of batter- fried morsels of animal brain and white asparagus but I cannot comment details about their taste and smell. The old dishes were presented in a new way and I liked them even more than before.

I learned also, that the old pastry Chef Alex Ivanchev has left and a new one, again Alex by the name is responsible for the sweet tooth of the customers. His new boutique dessert Banitsa with Boza made a great first impression.

I learned as well, that they have  another wine list with bottles more expensive than EUR 50 for the true connoisseurs of good wine.

Since I mention for the second time the East-Balkan pig, I want to explain a little what is so special about this breed of swine. This is a breed, which was self-selected, i.e. almost without human interference in the process. These pigs are being pastured in the open like sheep. They eat acorns, roots, just like true gourmands they like truffles, herbs, berries and their protein diet includes only worms. Very healthy and supreme cuisine! Respectively the taste and smell of the meat is unique and for me it is the only that I like without refrain ( I am very fussy and picky about pork).

For your info, I intend to visit Cosmos very, very soon again. Did I tell you that lately this is my favorite place? Well, if not, I am telling you now.

Address: 19 Lavele str. Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 888 200 700

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VILLA EKATERINA – A CUTE HOTEL WITH A POOL, VAKAREL, SOFIA, BULGARIA

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Last visit with family and friends and family in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen                5 hearts

Felt                  5 hearts

Heard             5 hearts         

Smelled           3 hearts

Tasted             5 hearts

5D score: 4.6 out of 5.

 

See

…. I nice looking hotel, situated in Kostadinkino village which is more a villa area- many flower pots, paintings on the walls, carpets, nice interior accents, it is obvious that the place was designed with taste and attention to detail;

…. Spacious rooms, big bathrooms, chairs and sofas with leather upholstery – everything looks new and clean;

…. Lavish portions in the restaurant;

…. Quite big pool, plus a small one for the kids – I was told that the small is warm and the big is cold;

…. Nice green lawn around the hotel with sun beds, wonderful view to the broad Sofia plane and Trakia highway.

Feel…

….  Carrying your luggage upstairs, since there is no elevator, besides no one from the staff offered help, fortunately there are only 2 floors;

…. Family hotel style of service-  the manager keeps close contact with guests, deals with any problems and questions and reacts immediately;

…. Soft carpets almost everywhere.

Hear…

…. Chill-out music in the restaurant like in a SPA;

…. Bird trills when you walk around in the open air;

…. Rumbling noise of Trakia highway when you are out.

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Smell…

…. Very unpleasant sewage stink in the lobby, however when it is aerated the stink disappears.

Taste…

…. Good food in the restaurant with no demands for gourmet and originality but tasty, made with good products and looking tempting;

…. Breakfast buffet, consisting of 2 types of charcuterie, 4 types of cheese, boiled and scrambled eggs, roasted sausage, tea, filtered coffee, fruit, yogurt and cereals;

…. Salads with fine balanced dressing- lavish and delicious;

…. Schnitzel – lean meat with crispy batter, served with butter and lemon on top and nice French fries on the side;

…. Chicken soup- favorite to our kids, tasty and substantial;

…. Nice looking glazed chicken wings – another hit for the kids;

…. Crème brulee, unfortunately made of read-made substance but with nice caramel crust and not bad in taste, although my elder daughter, who is an expert, refused to eat it.

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Villa Ekaterina is situated in Kostadinkino village which is more a villa area now, located 40 km away from Sofia. It is very convenient for a weekend rest especially with a nice group of friends. The kids are feeling free and comfortably there, the pool is their favorite attraction, the walks out in the green are very pleasant and energizing.

You have to bring your hair dryer, personal cosmetics, shower cap and ear swabs if you use such things. The hotel room offers two plain shower gels, a little soap, bath robes and slippers.

The hotel offers 19 rooms- double rooms, studios and apartments, distributed in the main building and several villas. It costs EUR 75 for a stay in the apartment, EUR 65 in a studio and EUR 50 in a double room. The apartments and the studios are equipped with foldable sofas, accommodating max 2  additional persons. A stay of a child costs extra EUR 5 and of  an additional adult – EUR 7.5.

There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel.

The place is very popular as an event celebration venue for anniversaries, weddings, business events of any type.

I would recommend a vacational stay at Villa Ekaterina for 2 or 3 nights max, otherwise you may get bored if you stay longer.

Address: Kostadinkino village, which you reach taking the exit to Vakarel from Trakia highway, approximately 40 km away from Sofia, Bulgaria

GPS: 42,33127N 23,40841E

Tel: +359 889 354 535 | +359 897 062 236

e-mail: villaekaterina@abv.bg

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CRYSTAL STEAK HOUSE- DEMANDING AMERICAN BBQ NOT MATCHING THE EXPECTATIONS, SOFIA, BULGARIA

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Last visit with friends in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              5 hearts

Felt                4 hearts

Heard            5 hearts      

Smelled         5 hearts

Tasted            3 hearts

5D score: 4.4 out of 5.

 

See

…. Interesting interiorchairs with leather upholstery in American urban style;

…. 2 halls – at 0 and -1 level – in one and the same style;

…. Wine list,  arranged in a smart way, with several price categories and the respective wine bottles listed under them, while all wine types are distributed initially per type- sparkled, dessert, white, rose, red and small bottles, several types, which I liked very much;

….. No beer in any of the lists given to us – we thought that there is not such offer, but fortunately the place was offering beer.

Feel…

….  A little indifferent attitude of the waiter, as if he was physically there but mentally somewhere else, as if he did not enjoy his work and wanted his shift to finish as soon as possible.

Hear…

…. Spanish music played on acoustic guitar– very pleasant.

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Smell…

…. BBQ smell– as expected, since this is the main food there.

Taste…

…. Steaks, burgers, salads, starters, 3 desserts;

…. Beef tongue with Calvados  – not very delicious, unattractive, the only virtue was the Calvados sauce and the finely chopped apple in it as an accent in the plate.

…. Ribeye steak, cut uneven in an irregular shape, thin at one end, thick at the other. The meat was tasty but quite bungled and with the changing thickness they could not execute my requirement medium to well done roasted;

…. Ribs with too  sweet sauce  and unimpressive;

…. Chips, which unfortunately was not crispy due to oil not absorbed with soft paper;

…. Salad with roasted pepper, tomato and pesto – looking good but not delicious enough, maybe because the products in it were not tasty enough;

…. Dessert Crystalit represents a chocolate ball, filled with ice cream, melted with hot caramel sauce, made good and the best of this dinner.

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I went with great expectations to Crystal Steak House and I liked it from the entrance because of the nice interior. It was looking very interesting – from the chairs to the menu list. I ordered a salad, a starter, main course and a dessert. American red wine Bonterra Zinfandel 2010 was my choice of drink, which was good as expected. However, there was something off- taste with the food. Like it was missing inspiration and a similar opinion was shared by my friends.

La carte offers ribeye steaks from Bulgaria, Argentina and Australia, the latter costing EUR 7.5 per 100 gr., taking into consideration that one steak is approximately 300 gr. However, the Bulgarian steak version was missing.

Many of the visitors were foreigners. The location of the place is good, however if I have to visit the area or recommend to someone a good BBQ place I would not choose this one.

If you are a very big fan of BBQ and want to explore all places of the kind in Sofia, you are supposed to visit Crystal Steak House but you may not like the food there. I would NOT visit it again, due to dull food and service.

Address: 14 Aksakov str, Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 885 111 180

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LIVE MUSIC CLUB TERMINAL 1- PRESENTING THE DEBUT ALBUM OF JEREMY?, SOFIA, BULGARIA

 

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Last visit with family in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              5 hearts

Felt                5 hearts

Heard             5 hearts          

Smelled        5 hearts

Tasted          5 hearts

5D score: 5 out of 5.

 

See

…. Cool underground urban interior, wings on the walls, crazy artistic photos, strong sound and spot lighting equipment;

…. People filing up and huddling, hoping to buy a ticket for the new album promo by Jeremy?, a Bulgarian alternative rock band but for their regret the tickets were over;

…. Full house, no place for more people, however comfortable enough for listening and enjoying Jeremy?’s gig.

…. Cool young people, who came to listen to their favorite rock band, with urban dress code- sneakers and shirts, not for the purpose to show off, as in other clubs in Sofia.

Feel…

…. Professional playing by the heroes of the evening, the indie rock band Jeremy? from Bulgaria, their respectful attitude to their job, to the audience, to the people who help them, expressing lack of airs and graces, in unison with the exclusive quality of their music;

…. Party ambiance of high mood and satisfaction with this music, recognized by the great musicians of Queen, who chose Jeremy? as support band for their gig in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland;

…. Fans gratitude,  for having already a full album by their favorite group;

…. A feeling of broadness and latitude when listening to Jeremy’s music, the same feeling while I listening to U2.

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Hear…

…. Good music with world class quality, good sound , well-selected DJ set before the show.

…. Loud ovations by the audience  after each song;

…. The front man of the band Ersin Mustafov, thanking the audience for its support, to the people who partner and help Jeremy?, to the managing and marketing team Martin Mihaylov and Gergana Noikova, to his team players with whom he creates this music.

Smell…

…. The lack of cigarettes smoke  – such strict rule observation, unfortunately, is rare in Bulgarian clubs, although smoking is illegal indoors of public places- congratulations to the owner for keeping Terminal 1 a non-smoking place.

Taste…

…. Bushmills whiskey was a sponsor, respectively we drank this brand, which is quite ok;

…. Welcome drink of whiskey by Bushmills with apple juice – a nice summer drink.

 

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I don’t visit much night clubs, since smoking is allowed almost everywhere. It is outrageous, especially taking into consideration that it is forbidden by law.

I went to Club Terminal 1 for the promotion of Jeremy?’s debut album, since I am impressed with the quality and world class of their music. The place took my eye not only with its cool interior but also with the audience who was there. It was full of young people with shirts and sneakers, no people looking for suitors, only fans of good rock music of Jeremy?. As a bonus we saw one of the young theater and film stars singing the vocals of an Arctic Monkey’s piece together with the band, singing very well and with passion, and the front man of Ostava, Svilen Noev  singing one of his hits, accompanied by Jeremy?.

I liked very much the opening of the gig with the upbeat Hope, familiar also to my kids and closing it with the most famous song of Jeremy?’s Fake Fruits.

We bought two discs and we gave one to a friend, the other is in my car. You can download it from iTunes store against EUR 8.99. It is absolutely worth it!

I wish good luck and success to Jeremy? and to become more worldwide recognized. Good luck and success to Club Terminal 1 for their efforts to promote and give stage to talented people, to support Bulgarian artists, to teach in quality and lifestyle the young people.

Address: 1 Angel Kanchev str, Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 889 219 001

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EGO- FAKE DRINKS, BAD FOOD, VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

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Last visit with family in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              5 hearts

Felt                2 hearts

Heard           2 hearts            

Smelled        2 hearts

Tasted          2 hearts

5D score: 2.4 out of 5.

 

See

…. Incredible architecture of old buildings, splendid view to old Tarnovo town and its houses perched on the rocks above Yantra river, old cobbled streets with nice artisan shops, the fortress Tsarevets, where the Bulgarian Tsars (kings)  were ruling over a big and prosperous Kingdome before the Osman invasion;

Nice interior –the designers of the place did a good job by putting some vintage accents and modern prints on the walls, as well as old-times red jolly chairs.

…. Incredible view to Assenevtsi memoral   and the typical old houses, perched in cascades on the rocks above Yantra river;

….. Pizza master, looking very professional, which makes you feel confident that you will have a good well prepared pizza;

….. Low quality ham on the Prosciutto pizza which spoils immediately the impression it makes;

…. Poorly presented sea-bass in the plate, it was tasty and deboned, though.

Feel…

…. How they put you in a trap of the nice view to offer low quality of food, drinks and service to make BGN 5-6 extra profit- outrageous;

…. How they give you some suspicious drink instead of Pernod – neither the smell, nor the look had anything in common with the original drink, it was out of question even to taste it;

…. How the waitress is trying to convince you that this is exactly Pernod, (as if we didn’t know what Pernod is) because this is what the label of the bottle says and it will turn yellow if you pour some water; of course we return the delivered drink back, then she apologizes for the mistake, but it doesn’t matter at all!;

…. How difficult is to attract the attention of the waiters,  because they are just a few and the place is full with customers.

Hear…

…. Too loud club music, not corresponding either with the interior, or the beautiful view out.

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Smell…

…. The so called by the waitress Pernod, smelling like something like alcohol but even the typical anise scent was just vague;

…. Pizza dough, which smelled good, just, as expected;

…. Baraboy with meat, which did not have smell at all due to lack of herbs.

Taste…

…. Tasteless baraboy with pork too meat and tasteless  potatoes,which are the main ingredient in this dish(barboy means potato in some dialects), as well as a little dry pieces of pork meat;

…. Cabbage, carrot and red beetroot salad, which was good, no mistakes were done here maybe because they serve it unseasoned;

…. Tasteless Prosciutto pizza, made with cheap low-quality ham;

…. Grilled sea-bass fish, served without the bonesthe only delicious thing that we had this evening; …. Mediocre spaghetti with too sweet sauce, which I had the feeling was made with ketchup.

 

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I haven’t been in a place working in the old notorious manner of  degrading Balkantourist from socialist times, with bad service and tricks with the food and drinks by the personnel aiming to steal from the customers and the restaurant’s income.

We had a very nice walk in Veliko Tarnovo, enchanted by the amazing old houses, along the small cobbled streets, admiring the genius architecture of Master Kolyo Fitcheto, remembering his phrase “I, master Kolyo Fitcheto will do this my way!”. At some point we felt tired and hungry and decided to sit in a restaurant with nice view to have a dinner.

We chose EGO 1, the one situated at 17 Nezavisimost str., due to the view and since it was recommended to us. It turned out lately that there were two restaurants on one and the same street with the same name. I am not sure if we visited the one that was recommended to us but this one was very sloppy.  I haven’t been in the other restaurant and can tell nothing about it. But here at his one they tried to trick us both with the drinks and the food. Only the view from the terrace was real, since they had no contribution to it, only exploiting it in the worst possible way.

The dish cards were with pictures, too many of them were offered, according to my opinion and I was wondering how they succeed to maintain such extensive list of meals. They offered both big and small bottles of wine, which was good. The waitress forgot the 4 bulky cards on the table and did not take away the used plates regularly, so the space on the table was very scarce.

It is so much pity that the wonderful location of the place is wasted in such outrageous manner.

In one sentence, I recommend NOT to visit EGO 1 on 17 Nezavisimost str., since you will get bad service and food and on top of it fake drinks. Better choose another place around, all of them are taking advantage equally from the splendid view to Veliko Tarnnovo.

Address:  17 Nezavisimost str, Veliko Tarnovo town, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 62 601 804

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BRATIATA PUB (BROTHERS’ PUB)- HOME-MADE FOOD, AUTHENTIC ODOR AND TASTE OF PRODUCTS, KOVACHEVITSA, BULGARIA

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Last visit with family in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              3 hearts

Smelled        5 hearts

Tasted          5 hearts

Felt                5 hearts

Heard             4 hearts           

Average 5D score: 4.4 out of 5.

 

See

…. Wooden door, yard and house with authentic architecture in old Bulgarian tradition, roof with stone tiles, like most of the houses in Kovachevitsa;

…. Old style interior, stone walls and floor, wooden furniture;

…. Household appliances from the old lifestyle of Bulgarian villages, a piano (not sure if it is in a working condition), other objects, symbols, in a kitschy competition for space and visitors’ attention;

…. Bulgaria map from old ages, when it was biggest in territory- very useful to look at it to know how powerful was the Bulgarian kingdom;

…. Sometimes bread crumbs on the vacant tables and some stains on the covers– not very pleasant to sit at such a table and consume anything on it;

….. The fire place, where you can warm up, used also for BBQ or for roasting lamb in a big saucepan in the old fashion.

Feel…

…. Open and forward communication by the owners in the typical manner for close people from one and the same village;

…. Atmosphere from old times, serenity.

Hear…

…. Old pop hits from the 70s and 80s – very amusing and nostalgic for us Bulgarians;

…. Loud TV sometimes,  the worst choice for such a wonderful place, however I believe it was because of the holiday events, as if we cannot feel the holiday mood without someone from the TV to tell us how to experience it;

…. Sharp orders and commotion by the seniors to the rest of the staff during heavy duty times with customers;

… Foreign language speech in the pub– obviously guests from Americas and Europe have heard already about the beauty of our country and the natural tasty food in our hospitable small villages.

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Smell…

…. Natural odour of yogurt, prepared in old fashion with natural Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus –  home-made and authentic, both cow and sheep;

…. Home made jam from aronia, forest berries, figs, etc. in combination with yogurt they are a perfect breakfast or dessert if you prefer;

…. Flavourful wine made of aronia, blue berries, raspberries – very delicious and drinkable but pay attention and limit its consummation since it is sweet and may cause terrible hang over;

…. The herbs  bouquet in the home-made sausage;

…. Savoury in the lentils soup;

…. The smoky trace in the home-made appetizers – lyutenitsa and kyopoolu.

Taste…

…. Natural home-made yogurt and if its taste is too sharp for you, try to mix it with jam;

…. Toast with savoury mince meat and cheese or with ecological eggs and white Bulgarian cheese – wonderful breakfast;

…. Mekitsi – it is traditional Bulgarian breakfast made of fried dough pieces, which you can combine with sugar, jam, or if you prefer cheese;

…. Lentils soup – kids’s favourite;

…. Coffee in a tin pot– thick and bitter, add baklava and you have a perfect Middle East breakfast;

…. Shopksa salad – it impresses with its sweet tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and home-made cheese;

…. Home-made grilled sausage – it was the hit of our group;

…. Home-made cold fillets and sausages- beef and pork jerky, sazdarma, bacon, you can buy any of them and take it away.

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Kovachevitsa is a small cute village in Bulgaria, snugged in the Rodopi mountain, where the road ends but not the telecom signal. It is famous among its visitors as a place with beautiful nature, delicious food, clean air and people hospitality, where you can get unique experience at a ridiculous low price.

We were a company of 4 families and we rented one of the houses in the village, owned by the Juglevs family- The Jyarova Guest House, and we were dining at Bratiata Pub, also owned by them. It is in the middle of the village and the second crossroad on the main road.

Guests and visitors of local towns and villages come here even for one time dining, since it is famous with its delicious home-made food and natural products. You can even buy some of their production- wine made of aronia, blueberry, raspberry, home-made sausages and jerky.

I  had an anniversary and the hosts made for me a home-made biscuit cake- very delicious!

I strongly recommend visiting Kovachevitsa and respectively Bratiata Pub for lavish, delicious, home-made, qualitative meal. Try not to overeat, which I know is almost impossible.

Address:  centre of Kovachevitsa, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

Tel. +359 899 59 82 32

+ 359 888 347 478

Open hours: Mon-Sun 8:30- until the last customer leaves

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JYAROVA GUEST HOUSE- BEAUTIFUL NATURE, AGRITOURISM, KOVACHEVITSA VILLAGE, BULGARIA

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Last visit with family in May 2016

Rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com:

Seen              5 hearts

Felt                3 hearts

Heard             5 hearts          

Smelled        5 hearts

Tasted          5 hearts

5D score: 4.6 out of 5.

 

See

…. A house in the old traditional Bulgarian style with stone tiles roof, stone walls and woodwork, old household utensils but contemporary comfort;

…. Spacious rooms, some of them with baby cot;

…. Fully equipped kitchen  with oven, hot plates, microwave, coffee machine + coffee, boiling jug, tableware, glasses, cups, everything, only a cooking knife was missing but I suppose that if you ask the owners they will provide;

…. Small decoration details- traditional for the 19 and 20 century household appliances, books and magazines from the previous century, natural  handmade  carpets, flower pots;

…. Big old style terraces, with tables, wooden sofas and cushions;

…. Amazing view from the house to the village bellow;

…. Enormous yard with green grass and flowers;

…. Beautiful Rhodope mountain nature;

…. Posters with a poem by one of the best Bulgarian poets, a revolutionary from the 19 century Hristo Botev .

Feel…

…. The hospitality, unity, commitment and even patriotism of the Juglevs family, the owners of the house and the Bratiata Pub;

…. The warmth and comfort coming from the fire in the fireplaces;

…. Serenity and exhilarating clean air, making you wake up early in the morning

…. Light and pleasant tiredness from the walk to the chapel, along the eco- path or along the road upwards to the meadows;

…. Discomfort if you haven’t got a toilet in the room;

…. Inability to make coffee due to malfunction of the coffee machine;

…. A little torn bed sheet, just a little, like in a village house.

Hear…

…. A rooster early in the morning, reminding you that you have to get up and enjoy the beautiful nature of Rhodope Mountain;

…. The fascinating bird songs all around you;

…. The church bell on holidays in the morning;

…. The crackle of wood in the fireplace in the evening.

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Smell…

…. The smell of burning wood from the chimney-pieces in cold days;

…. Blossoms, green grass, spring flowers, wild geranium.

Taste…

…. A drink, in the evening in front of the fire with friends, if you have brought a bottle;

…. Any food that you brought and cooked by yourself in the well equipped kitchen;

…. The delicious meals from Bratiata Pub, which you can order beforehand and it will be delivered to the house by the owners.

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The Jyarova House was promoted to us by a friend and by the owners of Bratiata Pub when we were having a tour around, visiting Kovatchevitsa village some months ago. We booked the house for a couple of days in May for 4 families.

From the very beginning we felt the serenity and timelessness of this small, distant village, snugged in Rhodope mountain.

The Jyarova house is quite comfortable for 4 four-member families. It was necessary though to distribute some families in two rooms.

Each floor has a shared bathroom with shower, some of the rooms have bathroom, others– not.

You will be provided with a small and a big towels, a small soap and toilet paper. You should bring your own cosmetics, slippers and a hair dryer.

There is a big living room with a fire place on the ground floor, comfortable for playing games, listening to music, dining, etc.

You can spend very good time having long walks around, enjoying the clear air and beauty of nature.

I recommend visiting Kovatchevitsa and if you are a big company to stay at Jyarova Guest House. I hope you will have so much fun as we did.

Addresss: Kovatchevitsa village, Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria

Tel. +359 899 598 232, 888 347 478

e-mail: kiril.jyglev@gmail.com

For details about the location of Jyarova Guest House ask in Bratiata  Pub:

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