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The Irish Harp: A Bansko Evening To Remember

Jan 18, 2017 No Comments by

Brian, the owner of The Irish Harp in Bansko, has made his mark on the culinary scene here for many years now. So I was delighted when he invited me to try the cooking of his new chef. Seeking feedback is always good for any business, so I highly appreciate Brian’s desire to listen to, and [...]

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Tomahawk Steak House Review

Dec 18, 2016 No Comments by

I felt a good deal of curiosity as entered the new Tomahawk Steak House located in the Astera hotel building. I had met the owner, Dobrin, at Smoky Mountain Bar and Grill which is located just 30 metres away. Dobrin may be well known to long time regulars to Bansko from the Perun Steak house, [...]

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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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Loving Bulgarian Wine At DiVino: In Pictures And Podcast

Nov 24, 2016 No Comments by

Tasting wine at DiVino is a huge pleasure for me and something look forward to like a child looks forward to Christmas. After my recent review of the places for wine lovers to visit in Plovdiv, I was excited to review some of the star wines of the DiVino show 2016 with Mitko Nikolov from apollowine.com. [...]

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Planning Your First Ski Trip To Bansko: Taking Control

Nov 05, 2016 No Comments by

Planning your first ski or snowboarding trip can be daunting. I put together a comprehensive article listing all the winter and spring time school holidays in the UK, Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Turkey and Russia. Click here to help you plan when to visit Bansko. In this article (you can read part 1 by clicking here) I’ve updated [...]

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Winter Punk Wine Culture: Plovdiv Revisited

Nov 02, 2016 No Comments by

Wine and Plovdiv mean autumn city time. After my top 5 Plovdiv venues last week, I get to see and to taste the cutting edge new wines using Bulgarian indigenous grapes. Watch my chat with with Boris below: Boris, from Vino Culture wine bar in Plovdiv, shares his passion for the new “punk wine” Bulgarian [...]

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Wine Lovers Weekend In Plovdiv: Top 5 Places To Visit

Oct 23, 2016 No Comments

Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019, is my favourite city in Bulgaria. So John, a friend from the UK, and a regular Bansko visitor came to visit me the other weekend. Now was the time for me to show-off the delights of what Plovdiv has to offer a fellow wine lover. Plovdiv is a two [...]

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