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Top 5 Places To Visit In Plovdiv

Nov 08, 2018 No Comments by

Plovdiv is a city full of mystery and life. As a native, I can say a lot of things about my city, but they will be never be enough. Although it’s a small city of some 340,000 people, it is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is 2.5 hours from Bansko and 1.5 hours [...]

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Kempinski Hotel Bansko Wins Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa 2018

Oct 31, 2018 No Comments by

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko won the prestigious award for Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa 2018 from the World’s Spa Awards 2018 for the third time. This award comes as no surprise as I had the pleasure to be shown around by Natalia Kashirskya, Kempinski General Manager, just before the new Spa opened in June. My [...]

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One on One: Gabriella Balleva

Oct 22, 2018 No Comments by

Please join me in welcoming Gabriella Balleva to the Bansko Blog team. Gabriella is well equipped to support your questions. Gabriella is Bulgarian but also has excellent written and spoken English language skills. Read on to get to know more about Gabriella in my new series of “One on One”.   One On One With [...]

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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

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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