Local People

We offer a range of activities to share culture, traditions and skills with local people.  Go foraging with Stefan; sample a traditional village meal; have a horse and cart ride with Yomeer; enjoy an evening of traditional music or singing; or take an historical tour of the village in our 30 year old moskovitch!


[wptabtitle] Traditional Music[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

We can arrange an evening of traditional Bulgarian music, either with musicians and/or singers.  Click here to see a short video from one such night. Pay musicians directly.


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We can arrange an evening of traditional singing with the village choir and a Bulgarian meal at the local bar.  Minimum of 6 people.  Pay host directly.  All proceeds go to village cultural activities.


 [wptabtitle] Bulgarian Cooking[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]


Order a meal and if you wish, join us in the kitchen to learn how to make some of Bulgaria’s most tasty national dishes.  Depending on the season, it could be anything from banitsa, a national dish of eggs and cheese layered with pastry and baked in the oven to moussaka to stuffed peppers.  Vegetarian options available.


[wptabtitle]  Village Tour[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

A fun one hour tour of the village with Chris.  Learn about the history, buildings, archaeology and colourful characters.  25 lev for up to 4 people.


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Hop on the back of Yomeer’s horse and cart and let him take you around the village.  Cart rides are generally 40 minutes long and cost 20 lev, for up to 4 people.  Pay Yomeer directly.


[wptabtitle] Foraging [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Foraging with Stefan

Have a fun day out with Stefan.  He’s a beautiful, fun man with a big heart who will share his knowledge of the forest with you.  You’re sure to have a good time.  Pay Stefan directly (50 lev).