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Tattoo You: Art And The Needle In Bulgaria

Nov 22, 2009 4 Comments by

May I ask about your tattoo? I uttered these words within just a few moments after being introduced to Tina. She had joined us with her friend, Silvana, for a drink in Sofia’s JJ Murphy’s. My wish came true. Tina agreed to my request to write  her story.  A tale she recountered with such good [...]

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International Mountain Film Festival 2009: Full Guide & Timetable

Nov 20, 2009 2 Comments by

The Bansko 2009 International Mountain Film Festival from the 25th to 29th Novmber is an annual Bansko event recently highlighted with “My Bansko” film trailer earlier  https://banskoblog.com/2009/10/bansko-film-festival/. This film, by Christopher Hampe and Frank Nadler, will be premiered on Wednesday, November 25th at 15:20 at the “ceremonial hall” of the community hall (Chitalishte) on the [...]

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METRO Store: How To Get Your Card

Nov 17, 2009 2 Comments by

Metro supermarket is the daddy of wholesalers. Many sites, but with two branches in Sofia and one in Blagoevgrad it’s ideal for those staying in self catering Bansko accommodation.  I just had to have my own Metro card as, whilst a foreign passport will usually gain me entry, entering the store via a UK passport [...]

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How To Pay Your Property Taxes And State Register Your Company

Nov 13, 2009 No Comments by

Property tax – as dull as ditch water. Right? Well maybe, but I guesstimate that over 80% of new foreign property owners in Bulgaria have NOT paid their property taxes. I spoke to Jordan last week. He undertakes property management for some of the property advertised on this site for rent in Bansko. And he explained [...]

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Charity Bonfire Night Raises Cash For Zdravets School

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments by

  It was a spectacular fireworks display as you can see from the video. I had a wonderful time — a little piece of English tradition which has gone a long way to help Bulgarian children in need. Natasha  emailed me a short summary of the event I wrote about on Friday https://banskoblog.com/2009/11/charity-bonfire-night/. “…The organisation is also far from being [...]

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Aspen Golf: Ref AGG003

Nov 09, 2009 No Comments by

Ref AGG003: 2 bedroom apartment block G number G003 situated in the Aspen Golf Complex, ground floor with outside terrace, bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom facilities. The complex has a gym, indoor and outdoor pool and spa. There is free internet access based in a communal area. There is a bar and restaurant for use on [...]

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Mountain View: Ref MVA05

Nov 09, 2009 No Comments

Name: Mountain View. Ref :  MVA05 size :    60 sq.m NET location: Situated on Pirin Street, just up from the Kempinski Hotel and less than 5 minutes walk from the gondola station. Full description of property   No expense has been spared when furnishing our larger than average 1 Bed Apartment (Living area of 60 [...]

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