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METRO Store: How To Get Your Card

Nov 17, 2009 2 Comments by

Metro supermarket is the daddy of wholesalers. Many sites, but with two branches in Sofia and one in Blagoevgrad it’s ideal for those staying in self catering Bansko accommodation.  I just had to have my own Metro card as, whilst a foreign passport will usually gain me entry, entering the store via a UK passport […]

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The Bansko Song: The Man Behind The Music

Jul 09, 2009 8 Comments by

It’s always a huge pleasure receiving feedback from blog readers. And today I received something that was a bolt out of the blue. And it put a huge smile on my face. The message was from Michael Green. He had just searched the internet for info on the Bansko Jazz Festival https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-festival-2009-programme/. Michael told me […]

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Bulgaria Bans Public Smoking: Too Good To Be True?

May 21, 2009 5 Comments by

A full public places smoking ban comes into force on June 1st 2010. Yes, this is the best news I’ve heard for ages. You can be sure of my position on this. No smell of stale smoke here. And I will make my point and promotion right now on my support for this ban… All  […]

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Top 10 Techniques For New Bloggers

Apr 22, 2009 2 Comments by

Bansko Blog hits 100 articles today. But in every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now, unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog, chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a […]

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Miss Utah’s Laura Kirilova Chukanov Makes Miss USA Runner Up

Apr 20, 2009 3 Comments by

Laura Kirilova Chukanov makes Third Runner up in Miss Utah. Kristen Dalton, Miss Carolina, Wins Miss USA. Miss USA annual beauty pageant puts Bulgaria on the map for many folks in the USA. Am I that bothered about beauty pageants?  Can I comment on Miss USA intelligently? Not at all. I am sorry but the […]

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Bansko Tourist Information: Interview

Mar 16, 2009 4 Comments by

Bansko Tourist Information owner, John Sutton, takes time out today to talk to me about tourism in Bansko. But he’s realistic on the work that lies ahead. And he argues why Bansko is set to offer every bit as much as the famous French alpine summer mountain resorts, such as Chamonix and Morzine. [audio: https://www.fileden.com/files/2008/11/28/2203699/rec_johnsooty_Bansko%20Info.mp3] […]

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How To Exchange Currency To Leva

Mar 02, 2009 No Comments

  Euros, Pounds, Lira, Dollars to Leva – it’s in the currency exchange that you stand to lose. Banks have been set up by the world leaders as the great whipping boys of the world’s financial woes. It’s all very convenient for politicians to point most of the blame at banks. It makes us all […]

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