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The secrets of a Bansko hotel manager by Ian Gardiner

Nov 20, 2013 10 Comments by

The life and secrets of managing a hotel by Ian Gardiner, General Manager at Saint George Palace, makes fascinating reading. He discusses his life in Bansko and offers up some tips for visitors and locals alike. It is a pleasure for me to share our conversation.   Tell me a little about you and how you […]

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Bansko interview; the artist behind the map

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments by

Pollina is the artist behind Bansko Town & Piste Map, by hand. We are working on the final improvements to the map before printing on paper, posting here for free download and free in resort. So I took time to learn more about Pollina, known as Jo Iyaa ( Read on for her, at time […]

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Nine ways to improve ski and snowboard fitness

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments by

Wherever you’re heading to on your skiing or snowboarding break this winter, you need to make sure you’re prepared. If you’re new to either discipline then you may not be aware of how very important it is to be fit when you first hit the slopes, otherwise your dream skiing holiday could end up with […]

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Fruit and vegetable explosion

Sep 17, 2013 2 Comments by

On the way to Bansko you’ll always see some street side vendors. Probably the first you’ll see is just before Dupnitsa, Which is around fifty minutes into your transfer. In winter, you’ll see big bags of potatoes, and cabbages stacked high. When I first came to Bansko I remember this site — but it was […]

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The property man interview; Cristian talks real estate

Aug 28, 2013 4 Comments by

Cristian Zarnescu, originally from Romania, graduated with an Economics degree and been involved in businesses both in Romania and the UK and, since 2007, in Bulgaria. Cristian is married and now has a family with a nine month old boy. He contacted me about becoming a blog sponsor, he then agreed to an interview as […]

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Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria: finding the way

Jul 01, 2013 1 Comment by

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, is the starting place for many visitors to reach Bansko. But right now of course it’s much more than this. Like many cities, the drive from Sofia airport can be less than inspiring. Let this not put you off the capital. Spending time in Sofia is for business as […]

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My top 8 ski holiday gadgets

May 29, 2013 1 Comment

This last ski season saw more technology on display than ever. Wearable, holdable and latest technology is ubiquitous here in Bansko. It’s displayed as proud as a peacock’s feathers. My new hobby is “technology watching”. Everywhere you look — on the pistes and in the apres ski bars — there are more gadgets and technology […]

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