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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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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 by

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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In Bansko, blessed by God and the queen of sex

Oct 09, 2016 No Comments by

Takis Dretakkis is the general manager of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko who opens up to me to talk about his passion for Bansko, for the Gastronomy Festival, for hospitality and for sex. You see, I knew the teachings of his girlfriend, Natalia. Quite a co-incidence that my girlfriend had attended one of [...]

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A Social Nomad in Bansko After 25 Countries in 25 Months

Oct 06, 2016 No Comments

Sarah Carter is a Bansko property owner and a regular Bansko visitor. She and her husband have just spent the summer in Bansko, so I caught up with Sarah, on her very last day here. Take a listen to our conversation in podcast episode 86 below. Some great tips for a good time in Bansko; [...]

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