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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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Transforming Bansko; Le Passage The New Entertainment Complex

Nov 11, 2014 7 Comments by

My recent podcast with Blake Gee as one of the managers of the new Le Passage entertainment building reveals the exciting plans for what looks set to be a bold move to bring something new and different to Bansko. The restaurant and bar scene has always been one of Bansko’s strong points. But now I [...]

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Bansko interview; the artist behind the map

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments by

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 (https://joiyaa.blogspot.com/). Read on for her, at time [...]

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The property man interview; Cristian talks real estate

Aug 28, 2013 4 Comments by

Cristian Zarnescu, originally from Romania, graduated with an Economics degree and been involved in businesses both in Romania and the UK and, since 2007, in Bulgaria. Cristian is married and now has a family with a nine month old boy. He contacted me about becoming a blog sponsor, he then agreed to an interview as [...]

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How to work a ski season in a ski resort

Apr 28, 2013 3 Comments by

With the official Bansko ski season over, the town all quiet, and my shoulder being in pain and in a sling (that’s another story for another day), I’ve been reflecting on emails that I receive every year, as regular as clockwork. Typically they are along the themes of: “How can I have a working season [...]

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Expat living. Help online

May 29, 2012 2 Comments by

Expat living in Bulgaria is nothing new. But I have been meeting as regular as clockwork every ski season a number of people taking “mini retirements” in Bansko. Often these retirees are expats just for the winter ski season.   Ski and mountain enthusiasts brings most.   Moving to Bansko for pure work reasons has never [...]

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How A Bolyarka Beer Saved Me From Blast Injury. A Trabant Fest In Velhiko Tarnovo

Mar 23, 2010 No Comments

Nope not another Bansko video report! Time for a weekend escape. Trabant fans know that the picture above is from the medieval historical capital of Bulgaria, Velhiko Tarnovo and the Trabant Fest. So much to do and see, that on Saturday, after an early morning climb up to the Tsaravets fortress, I headed straight for, [...]

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