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Martenitsa: The Baba Marta Tradition on 1st March

Feb 28, 2019 No Comments by

Baba Marta day is on 1st March; it’s one of the most widely celebrated traditions in a country with a long history with many traditions. But it is one of the most uncommon celebrations. The word “Baba” means grandmother in Bulgarian and the “Marta” is connected with the word “Mart” which means the month of [...]

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Bansko T Shirts: Special Offer

Feb 14, 2019 No Comments by

The Bansko limited edition piste map T shirts are here to order (click here). With our own unique special design with Bansko piste map on the front and the Bansko App logo on the back, you can be proud that you, and your fellow Bansko freaks, can share the Bansko passion. Wearing the memory of [...]

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Luxury Chalet and Spa Tia Maria: The Ultimate Chalet To Rent near Bansko

Jan 30, 2019 No Comments by

Tia Maria Chalet and Spa is the Most Luxurious Chalet To Rent near Bansko. The photographs of this new five ensuite bedroom, 450 m2 luxury chalet, only tell part of the story. It’s only when I entered the grounds that I could see why this is such a good location for a luxury chalet. Here’s [...]

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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

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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