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First Big Dump of Snow To Fall Soon: Special Booking Offer

Nov 16, 2017 No Comments by

What do I see snow? YES I do. It’s coming and so is the special offer… The Irish Harp is offering all bankoblog clients a free dessert with every main course purchased. All you need to do is show your booking confirmation. This could be a transfer only booking — simply booked in the App or indeed [...]

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Bansko Film Fest 22nd to 26th November 2017

Nov 15, 2017 No Comments by

The Bansko Mountain Film Fest 2017 comes to town for the 22nd to the 26th November 2017. I love mountains from many memorable moments flying above them on my paraglider, riding on my mountain bike and of course skiing on then in the ski season. The number of films to watch is huge. Here’s the [...]

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What The FAQ #7: Where Should I Eat For Christmas / New Year?

Nov 15, 2017 No Comments by

You’re coming to Bansko for Christmas and the New Year and you’re wondering where to have Christmas lunch/dinner and New Year’s dinner. Read on for ideas for then and for the rest of the season. Disclosure: some of the venues mentioned are sponsors of Bansko Blog. Whilst I never recommend anything I do not enjoy, [...]

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Protests For A Second Bansko Gondola Lift

Nov 14, 2017 No Comments by

Protests campaigning for a second gondola lift for Bansko were made yesterday. The slogan: “Bansko Against The Green Mafia“. I find it hard to comment on this topic because I suspect the issues and the politics are more complex than the media reveals. I strongly suspect that the real truth on gondola permission is known only [...]

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Bansko People: Natalia Kashirskya Kempinski General Manager

Nov 12, 2017 No Comments by

Natalia Kashirskya is the new Kempinski General Manager and now, after two months in the role, I catch up with her on episode #101 on my Bulgaria Now Podcast series. Listen to the interview above, or in the Bansko App, to find out how this young female GM, originally from St Petersburg, first got involved [...]

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Di Vino Wine Exhibition 17th, 18th and 19th November — NDK, Sofia

Nov 07, 2017 No Comments by

My favourite wine event of the year, DiVino Taste exhibition is here very soon. The seventh DiVino.Taste exhibition at the NDK, Sofia in Halls 7, 8 and 9 from 17th to 19th November 2017. Book your tickets by 14th November for lowest rates from just 12 leva per person. As a wine enthusiast I can [...]

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2017/18 Bansko Season Passes Announced: Buy NOW to Save

Nov 06, 2017 No Comments

If you’re spending the ski season in Bansko, then you may now buy a season lift pass at the promotional price of 1,300 leva (adult).  I’m a long time season pass holder and I much appreciate that it comes with the benefit of being able to use the VIP lane at the gondola lift. Adult Season [...]

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