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What the FAQ? #4: Is it Safe to Drink the Tap Water?

Sep 20, 2017 No Comments by

Is it Safe to Drink the Tap Water? The topic of my FAQ #4. The short answer is Yes… and No. I have drunk the tap water for many years but deepening suspicion of some much of how the large businesses can operate outside any normal code of ethics means that I am less sure [...]

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Easy Jet Opens Bookings for Flights Until June 24th 2018

Sep 20, 2017 No Comments by

EasyJet opens for flight bookings up until June 24th 2018. Now is a great time to book a few Bansko ski trips. As I always say, March and early April are my recommended times to come to Bansko, if you can. Anytime from 4th March 2018 is good until the end of the season. Of [...]

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Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko: Natalia Kashirskaya the New General Manager

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

Bansko regulars will know that Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko is the landmark hotel located by the gondola lift. It sets an upscale five star offering year round. But first I offer my fond farewell to Carsten Seubert, the outgoing General Manager. Some great times including us skiing together and me, not known to be slow [...]

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What the FAQ? #3: When Is the Bansko Jazz Festival 2018

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2018 will, once again, be the annual highlight event of summer in Bansko. The Bansko Jazz Fest witnesses whole town come alive. Few would disagree with me that there seems to be a good positive feeling here during this time. Without exaggeration I feel the event gets better and better every [...]

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Kapana Fest Plovdiv: 29th September to 1st October 2017

Sep 18, 2017 No Comments by

For the 6th year in a row “Kapana Fest“ will take place from 29th September to 1st October in Plovdiv. Regulars will know I spend a lot of time out of the ski season in Plovdiv and the 2.5 hoursdrike from Bansko makes it a fabulous place to visit. Plovdiv is the European Capital Of [...]

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Children’s Language Camp in the Heart of Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments by

With every school holiday parents face a question: “How can children get involved, get off snapchat, how can they play to their heart’s content, how can they learn useful things and at the same time be safe under the care of adults? Disclosure: This is a press release from Lucky Kids and Lucky Bansko Hotel. [...]

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What the FAQ? #2: When Will The Winter Ski Season 2017/18 Start And End?

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments

When will the 2017/18 ski season start? Like in What The FAQ #1 — my answer always includes “it depends”. In this case it depends if there is early snow and cold temperatures. Then the season start early. Last year it started on the 3rd December. Take a look at my report here. The winter [...]

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