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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa

Oct 17, 2018 No Comments by

The Kempinski hotel continues its “One Team – one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a sixth year in a row. The traditionally noble mission of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko took place on 10 October. For a sixth consecutive year, the hotel donated more than one tonne of fresh fruits to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. [...]

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Bansko Currency Exchange: Which Debit Cards To Use in Bulgaria

Sep 26, 2018 No Comments by

The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Leva (wikipedia link). The Bulgarian Leva is pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1.95583 leva = 1 euro. Most places you will visit in Bansko will accept leva, but not euros. Many, but not all restaurants, will accept debit/credit cards. Indeed, the rate of acceptance is so high [...]

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5.1 Earthquake near Bulgaria Border near Radopolis in Greece Shakes Bansko

Jan 02, 2018 No Comments by

Earthquake 12 km from Radopolis in Greece is shakes Bansko. Having experienced some three previous earthquakes in Bulgaria I could tell this one was nothing major but, nonetheless, there is always a hint of concern. But this would have felt more of a long shake closer to the epicentre in Greece. My partner, Vanya, thought [...]

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Adore Earth Studio: Massage and Aeroyoga Centre Opens in Bansko

Dec 27, 2017 No Comments by

Adore Earth Studio and the Aeroyoga Yoga Studio are now open at St John’s Park. Free pick up and drop off. Irena is setting out to do much more than massage. This is holistic massage that aims to be truly effective. Massage that focuses on your specific needs. Let her many years of experience help [...]

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Bansko Ball: 18th December 2017. Tickets Available

Dec 09, 2017 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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Bansko People: Natalia Kashirskya Kempinski General Manager

Nov 12, 2017 No Comments by

Natalia Kashirskya is the new Kempinski General Manager and now, after two months in the role, I catch up with her on episode #101 on my Bulgaria Now Podcast series. Listen to the interview above, or in the Bansko App, to find out how this young female GM, originally from St Petersburg, first got involved [...]

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One Team, One Goal – One Tonne of Food; Bear Park Visit

Oct 19, 2017 No Comments

The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donated One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa. The hotel repeated its “One Team, one Goal – One Tonne of Food” initiative for a fifth consecutive year Bansko, 18 October 2017 – On 16 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa with [...]

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