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Veliko Tarnovo


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This afternoon I received some visitors - my sister Emma and brother-in-law Mark! They'll be staying with me until Monday morning. They actually arrived in Bulgaria at the beginning of the week, but were in Sofia until today. I met them at the bus station at 16.30 and before we walked to my flat, I helped them buy their bus tickets to Varna for Monday morning, just in case the bus got booked up early.

The sun was out in force and they had had a long journey, so once we arrived, they admired the fantastic views from my flat and the terrace for a while before flopping for a while. Then we went out for dinner to Shtastlivetsa restaurant ('The Lucky Man'). The food was delicious and it was a novelty to sit on a comfy sofa instead of chairs!

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Mark and I had 'mish mash', a baked mixture of tomato, cheese, onion and scrambled egg, with sliced sausage on top of Mark's, whereas Emma had two large kyufte (slightly flattened meatballs) with grilled vegetables and sautéed potatoes.

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We shared a bowl of garlicky sautéed potatoes as well. Mish mash is a common Bulgarian dish - I'd seen it on menus before but had never actually had it for some reason! On realising how lovely it was, I wished I'd tried it sooner.

For pudding, on my recommendation Emma had orange flavour Turkish ice cream with bits of orange peel inside (delicious, apparently), I had something that turned out to be reminiscent of a baked custard, and Mark had a chocolate fondant pudding with orange icecream and homemade marmalade. Apparently the chocolate fondant was exactly how a fondant should be!

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Later on we popped round to see 'F' with my colleague 'R' and had a very convivial time there over hot drinks.

Posted by 3Traveller 08:05 Archived in Bulgaria Tagged sisters bulgaria veliko_tarnovo bulgarian_cuisine

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