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Interview with Jonathan Allen The British Ambassador to Bulgaria. Investing in Bulgaria. Living in Bulgaria

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments by

The British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Jonathan Allen, talks to me about investing in Bulgaria in part 1 below and part 2 above. and in part 2 below… …we talk about his personal experiences of Bulgaria as a place to live  Bulgaria Now is available to be downloaded on iTunes. Download the podcast here, or on your [...]

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Special Podcast. The New Beer Business In Bulgaria

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments by

Bulgaria is changing. Sometimes the changes come slow. But sometimes, once started, they come quickly; just like the choice of beer in Bulgaria. Private enterprise is leading this beer revolution. Listen to Philip’s inspiring story illustrates what, and how, this can be achieved by the entrepreneurial minded here in Bulgaria*.  Bulgaria Now is available to be [...]

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Public Holidays In Bulgaria 2014 and 2015

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments by

Coming to Bulgaria? Then you need to know when the Public holidays in Bulgaria are for 2014 and 2015.   Wednesday     01/01/2014     New Year Monday           03/03/2014    National Holiday Bulgaria Saturday         08/03/2014    Mother´s Day Sunday            20/04/2014 [...]

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How To Make Shopska Salad. Kempinski’s Signature Dish

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments by

The Shopska salad, The Bulgarian culinary tradition, is now the signature dish of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko. Bansko regulars will be very familiar with the national culinary icon; the Shopska salad but, like me, will not know it’s history FULL DISCLOSURE: Kempinski Grand Arena are sponsors of Bansko Blog, whilst I never recommend anything [...]

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Don’t Mention The S Word. Our Moral Obligation

May 12, 2014 No Comments by

The ski season is well and truly over. And I’ve been spending time thinking about the “S” word. Yes, you thought right. I’m talking about safety. Visiting skiers and boarders in the emergency clinic at the Bansko gondola lift over the years made me reappraise my attitude to ski and snowboard safety. And what it [...]

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The secrets of a Bansko hotel manager by Ian Gardiner

Nov 20, 2013 10 Comments by

The life and secrets of managing a hotel by Ian Gardiner, General Manager at Saint George Palace, makes fascinating reading. He discusses his life in Bansko and offers up some tips for visitors and locals alike. It is a pleasure for me to share our conversation.   Tell me a little about you and how you [...]

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Bansko interview; the artist behind the map

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments

Pollina is the artist behind Bansko Town & Piste Map, by hand. We are working on the final improvements to the map before printing on paper, posting here for free download and free in resort. So I took time to learn more about Pollina, known as Jo Iyaa ( Read on for her, at time [...]

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