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The 13th Bansko International Jazz Festival: Best Ever

Aug 18, 2010 3 Comments by

You don’t have to wait for the ski season to come to Bulgaria. Recently, it seems a lot of visitors of all ages and tastes have been attracted to different parts of the country by interesting music events. Reportedly, Johny Depp is one of them, too. Bansko Jazz Festival Anyone who happened to be in [...]

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Tsvetana Pironkova From Plovdiv: The Next Famous Bulgarian?

Jun 29, 2010 No Comments by

Tsvetana Pironkova, from Bulgaria, beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon today. The 22 year old Pironkova was on fine form. For tennis fans, the signs were good for her before Wimbledon after she beat fifth-seeded, and former Olympic champion, Russia’s Elena’s Dementieva. But her Wimbledon result is more than tennis, it’s a little like the World [...]

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Bansko Jazz Festival Programme 2010: The Doctor Reveals All

Jun 24, 2010 20 Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2010 runs from 8th August to 13th August. So, as keen as mustard, I attended the media and press launch of the Bansko Internaional Jazz Festival 2010 programme at Sofia’s BTV building. The legendary festival organiser, Dr Emil Iliev, spoke about this year’s event and the programme of international musicians. I [...]

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New Year Fireworks: Video & Pictures

Jan 01, 2010 2 Comments by

Bansko New Year 2010 fireworks across Bansko. The view of Bansko from the private jacuzzi tower at Grand Montana was perfect for witnessing the blaze of colour and noise. Happy New Year. My thank you to the contributors to this blog over 2009, especially Tina, Ivanka, Vanya, Frank, Nikola and those who have sent stories [...]

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JJ Murphy’s Night: 6.00pm Tuesday

Dec 28, 2009 No Comments by

Bansko Blog night out… hits JJ Murphy’s on Tuesday 29th December! And I’ve just had some good news from Shelly, Murphy’s manager, and from the well known Bavarian long time local, Frank Nadler…  that “Star Merak” (“Old Zest”) perform in Murphy’s on Tuesday, around 6 p.m. Please come, enjoy and say hello… Traditional Bansko Choir [...]

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Snow And More Snow To Come: Bansko Opens In Style

Dec 15, 2009 4 Comments by

The snow forecast is… more snow. What a fabulous start to the ski season. There’ is over 70cm of snow on Todorka. All liftS are open. The snow arrived just in time for the Saturday’s opening ceremony that Mark Girardelli win the ski legends slalom. Whilst we wait for pistes to be fully groomed, the [...]

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Ski Season Opening: Celebrity Party Time

Dec 11, 2009 1 Comment

The ski season in Bansko started on 8th December when 12,000 people were estimated to be staying in the town to celebrate “The students’ day”. The mayor, Alexander Kravarov, said the students who filled the resort came not only from all over Bulgaria, but from Greece — with at least 200 visitors from there too. [...]

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