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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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One Team, One Goal – One Tonne of Food; Bear Park Visit

Oct 19, 2017 No Comments by

The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. The hotel repeated its “One Team, one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a fifth consecutive year Bansko, 18 October 2017 – On 16 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa with [...]

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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 there is suspicion of how large businesses can operate outside any normal code of ethics. This means that I am less sure than I [...]

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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 Is A “Digital Nomad”, And What Are They Doing In Bansko?

Apr 12, 2017 No Comments by

If you’re a Bansko business or an apartment owner, you may have heard of ‘Coworking Bansko’, and Digital Nomads, and be wondering what they are? This guest post from Magnus Huckvale, a digital nomad since 2005, sets out to answer these questions. Well, digital nomads certainly might be of interest to you as potential customers or [...]

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Tha Bansko Ball 18th December 2016

Nov 29, 2016 No Comments by

The Bansko Ball is back for another year. Bansko Blog and Bansko App are proud to be supporting the event through sponsorship. Ciara, the organiser writes to me saying “… another amazing evening of great food, live music, dancing, fab prizes, fun and of course to raise funds for worthwhile charities. Last year we had [...]

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Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance

Oct 09, 2016 No Comments

Bulgarian Independent Media Alliance (“BIMA”) is a joint project by Clive Leviev-Sawyer, owner of The Sofia Globe, me (Lance Nelson, owner of Bansko Blog, Bansko App and Bulgaria Now Podcast, and Imanuel Marcus of Foreigners and Friends Magazine. Our team boasts a variety of nationalities – just like our international and expatriate audiences. On the [...]

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