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 by

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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Will Bulgarian Miss Utah Win Miss USA?

Apr 13, 2009 3 Comments by

The Bulgarian born Laura Kirilova Chukanov and current Miss Utah USA 2009,  is a contestant in the Miss USA 2009. But will she win? You be the judge. Watch the video above and then wait for the competition in Las Vegas in April 19th. It’s quite an entertaining interview. You’ll find out about the young [...]

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Will Santana Be Playing At Bansko Beat Festival?

Apr 10, 2009 2 Comments by

Santana… Rock Festival… Bansko. I’ve just read about the “Bansko Beat” rock festival. I’m not normally prone to discuss events until formally announced… but today I have to make an exception. Three Day Rock Festival On the talkbansko.com forum, the highly respected German expatriate, Frank Nadler, mentioned plans for a three day rock festival “Bansko [...]

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Why This Bansko Video Snow Report Is Too Late

Apr 08, 2009 1 Comment by

Video snow update report  from the lift taken on Sunday 5th April. Thanks to Vanya Angelkova for presenting the video snow report on the lift with me. Miss Angelkova – you’re a natural! Readers should also watch this for her thoughts on her favourite Bansko club retro night at  Brilliantin, (under the Lion Hotel) and [...]

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What Is The Snow Like Now?

Mar 31, 2009 No Comments by

The warm weather in Bulgaria has, from Sunday, taken its toll on the snow conditions on the mountain. The picture above I took from the near perfect conditions on Saturday 28th.  What a difference one day makes. Here’s a short video taken in Sunday’s rain: At the moment it is not good. Slushy and heavy [...]

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Bansko Ski Is No Turkey

Mar 25, 2009 No Comments

How does Bansko compare to Turkish and other resorts? Here’s a personal review from Serap (above right) from Istanbul, Turkey. Be sure to click play to hear this interview. She chats about her impressions of Bansko, making comparisons with Turkish and other resorts.  We talk about what she liked the most – and the least. [...]

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