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Ikea Thessaloniki: 10 Reasons To Make the Journey

May 12, 2009 10 Comments by

Why Ikea, Thessaloniki, a two and a half hour drive from Bansko? Greece — another country and another world. Join me on my review of Thassaloniki’s IKEA and its potential value to Bulgaria’s property owners. I went in April, and the trip made a refreshing change of scenery — along with a welcome boost of [...]

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Gotse Delchev Airport

May 01, 2009 No Comments by

Gotse Delchev has an ex military airport which was sold some time back. Gotse Delchev is around 45 minutes drive from Bansko… and would therefore cut out the 2.5 hour typical journey from Sofia airport. So many people really believed there would be an airport some time soon. But you know what? Some reliable sources [...]

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Bansko Jazz Fest 2009: 8th-13th August

Apr 30, 2009 9 Comments by

Bansko Jazz Fest 2009 starts on 8th August and finishes on 13th August. The Jazz Fest video here I took last year at stage B, is the Ya Ya band. The diverse range of styles at the festival awaits visitors.  Jazz is a loose word… and you’ll see the full range: chill out jazz — [...]

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Top 10 Questions To Help Rent Your Apartment: Part 1

Apr 27, 2009 5 Comments by

With many web sites offering to rent your Bansko apartment, some readers have asked me the question… “How should I rent my apartment in Bansko?” Watch This Below: But before I start my Top 10 Tips for renting your apartment, it’s time to face the truth. The economic situation has slashed room rates of four [...]

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Top 10 Techniques For New Bloggers

Apr 22, 2009 2 Comments by

Bansko Blog hits 100 articles today. But in every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now, unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog, chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a [...]

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Miss Utah’s Laura Kirilova Chukanov Makes Miss USA Runner Up

Apr 20, 2009 3 Comments by

Laura Kirilova Chukanov makes Third Runner up in Miss Utah. Kristen Dalton, Miss Carolina, Wins Miss USA. Miss USA annual beauty pageant puts Bulgaria on the map for many folks in the USA. Am I that bothered about beauty pageants?  Can I comment on Miss USA intelligently? Not at all. I am sorry but the [...]

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How One Life Bulgaria Raised 1,800 Leva

Apr 19, 2009 No Comments

The One Life Bulgaria charity is a most worthy Bulgarian charity. One Life has an exceptionally good record on getting all the money where it’s most needed. All proceeds got to help to alleviate children’s disease and disability in Bulgaria. After the quiz Irish Gary, of JJ Murphy’s, posed for the picture above with me. [...]

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