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St Ivan Rilski, Preslav and the Sushi

Dec 23, 2011 No Comments by

Bansko sushi cravings continue. And it’s the new sushi bar at the St Ivan Rilski hotel that is the subject of our review. To help me, I brought along my friend, James Hughes. James is a fully trained chef, and has worked in the hospitality business since leaving school. He is one of the early [...]

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Christmas and New Year in Bansko: a foodie special

Dec 20, 2011 8 Comments by

Christmas and New Year in Bansko is followed by thoughts of three questions: will there be snow? is everything open? where is good to eat? 1. Will there be Christmas snow? Ohhh YES indeed there will be. Although after last week’s false hope, even I was  beginning to wonder. It’s snowing right now. See live web [...]

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Sushi in Bansko: Turning Japanese

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments by

The Bansko Restaurant scene is like hibernation in reverse. The new bars and restaurants are awakening as the days shorten. Before taking a look at sushi, this last weekend was impressive. Many Greek students in town celebrating their students weekend. So more restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaways opening their doors. When Friday arrives, we will [...]

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Top Sofia Restaurants Convenient For Bansko

Jul 10, 2011 No Comments by

Summer holidays are here and if you’ve had an early flight into Sofia,  you’re in your hire car and you are thinking that it will be best to pick up a sandwich at a service station, then read on for an alternative way. A better way to kick off your holiday in style. Hire Car: [...]

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Magi Alexieva At Kempinski’s Sing Sing: 2 For 1 Offer

Jul 07, 2011 No Comments by

Magi Alexieva comes to the Kempinski’s Sing Sing Piano Bar this Friday 8th and Saturday the 9th July. I was particularly pleased about hearing about this news. Having previously reviewed Bansko’s bars and restaurants which have a music scene I like, Sing Sing Pian Bar was my personal favourite. The unique and lively atmosphere of [...]

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An Englishman’s Cup of Kempinsky Tea in Bansko

Mar 06, 2011 No Comments by

How can an Englishman find proper tea in Bansko? He heads to the Kempinsky for tea. Real tea served in the same manner and style you may expect to find in London’s finest Fortnum & Mason’s or in any of the burgeoning tea shops in Britain. Tea is the new coffee – or something like [...]

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A Special St Patrick’s Day At JJ Murphy’s

Mar 16, 2010 5 Comments

St Patrick’s night is the night we all seem to turn Irish. And this year, JJ Murphy’s has asked me to promote their event as they have arranged for the fabulous L.A.D accoustic trio to come to Bansko for this special St Patrick’s night celebration. Since 2001 L.A.D have played many times on the stage [...]

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