>Travel Pictures



Traditional Restaurant

We ate our first night's dinner at a restaurant just around the corner from the hotel (Dave knew about it from his previous visit to Sofia with a group of students). It was decorated with all sorts of handicrafts and things from down on the old Bulgarian farm, including big hanging copper bells. The kids (and the parents) were fascinated by the 'making dinner in a ceramic egg' thing that they did. All the ingredients were put in a ceramic egg, placed in a traditional dome brick oven with a long wooden paddle, set to cook and 30 minutes later pulled out, set on fire, shattered, and then eaten (not the egg, but all the stuff inside).
Some local mafia-types were having a party, so we got the benefit of music and song while we ate.

Walking around - traditional restaurant - shopping - downtown churches - Nevsky cathedral

To the main Bulgaria page
To the Christmas trip 2005 page
To the main Travel Pictures page