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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 by

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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What the FAQ? #4: Is it Safe to Drink the Tap Water?

Sep 20, 2017 No Comments by

Is it Safe to Drink the Tap Water? The topic of my FAQ #4. The short answer is Yes… and No. I have drunk the tap water for many years but there is suspicion of how large businesses can operate outside any normal code of ethics. This means that I am less sure than I [...]

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Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko: Natalia Kashirskaya the New General Manager

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments

Bansko regulars will know that Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko is the landmark hotel located by the gondola lift. It sets an upscale five star offering year round. But first I offer my fond farewell to Carsten Seubert, the outgoing General Manager. Some great times including us skiing together and me, not known to be slow [...]

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