Archive for Living

Covid PCR Testing Labs in Bansko

Nov 04, 2021 No Comments by

Covid PCR and RFD (Rapid Flow Device) testing information* for Bansko is here. Check opening times carefully. No appointments possible. For all test centres you just turn up. Do you have Covid-19 questions? Join the Covid-19 chat channel in the Bansko Blog app (it’s free). Banderishka Poliana Address: top of the gondola lift station Opening […]

Living Read more

Bansko: a student’s paradise?

Sep 21, 2021 4 Comments by

The 2020/21 ski season was a memorable one for me. Firstly because we were lucky to remain open as a ski resort and secondly because my 19 year old son, Freddie, joined me in Bansko for all the season. This came about by accident — Freddie was having an early season December ski trip in […]

Living Read more

Bansko news: gondola lift opening

Dec 04, 2020 No Comments by

It’s such a weird time for everyone and in Bansko it is quieter than I have known it in the past; but the uncertainty. I’m not just talking about snow anxiety but also how things can change so fast. Here’s my vlog from yesterday: First off here is the link to the Bulgarian government official […]

Living, Weather Read more

Latest Vlogs: what’s new in Bansko?

Nov 24, 2020 No Comments by

As I started this post the latest news was that there is a new Covid order, subject to approval tomorrow, that restaurants and bars must close for three weeks starting Saturday 28th November. Sports events, conferences and other public events would be cancelled, as would privately-organised festivities. Night clubs, discos and other entertainment venues would […]

Bars and Restaurants, Living, Skiing & Snowboarding, Weather Read more

What’s Going On In Bulgaria And Why

Jul 22, 2020 No Comments by

In these weeks of drama and turmoil in Bulgaria, there has been no satisfactory explanation in the Bulgarian-language media, nor in the foreign media, as to what is happening in Bulgaria and why. So I turn to Clive Leviev-Sawyer of the sofiaglobe.com to make sense of it all. With many people coming to Bansko this […]

Living Read more

COVID19 in Bulgaria: Nightclubs, bars and restaurants open

Jun 18, 2020 No Comments by

Saturday June 13, marked three months since the State of Emergency was voted, which after May 13th was succeeded by the epidemic declaration. Apart from entry into Bulgaria, daily life is returning close to normal people as many more people are gaining confidence to go out and enjoy the warm weather interspersed with showers. I’ll […]

Living Read more

Masks, State of Emergency and Covid-19 in Bulgaria with Clive Leviev Sawyer from the Sofia Globe: Video

Apr 02, 2020 No Comments

The first in a series of regular updates on Covid-19 in Bulgaria. Here I am with Clive Leviev-Sawyer from www.sofiagblobe.com discussing the rules on mask wearing as well as an easy to understand guide on the new rules on where you can walk and travel to, and the evolving ideas on employee compensation and benefits for […]

Read more