Learning Bulgarian: Mission (Im)possible?

Dec 08, 2009 6 Comments by

I’m not proud to admit it, but my Bulgarian is about as good as my Arabic — that is to say, close to hopeless. At the same time, I’ve met a few expats who have achieved a level of Bulgarian that impresses even locals. In my recent Food Guide, there were names of the dishes [...]

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Bansko Lift Pass Prices 2010

Dec 03, 2009 10 Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 09/10 remain the same as last season. Prices range from 40 leva (EUR20.50) per day from 1st April 2010 to 55 leva (EUR 28 approx) per day high season. With mid season (to 23/12/09 and between 11/1/10 and 31/3/10) 50 leva (EUR 25.60) per day. Season lift pass is a wallet [...]

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Food Guide: Are You Ready To Order?

Dec 01, 2009 7 Comments by

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Bulgaria, hold the Indian, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Italian and even the Japanese sushi and satisfy your appetite with Bulgarian cuisine. With a little advice in advance, there’ll be no risk of crying into your soup. Here’s my basic guide to Bulgarian food… get ready [...]

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Ski Fashion 2010: Gear Review

Nov 29, 2009 7 Comments by
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Bansko Snow Forecast: Don’t Read This!

Nov 25, 2009 2 Comments by

With continuing very high autumn temperatures of around 19 degrees centigrade in Bansko, I felt compelled to look ahead and see if I can put myself out of misery. Read on to see when it will all change, and for the mountains to be transformed to the perfect Bansko winter playground. Because of nearly twenty [...]

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Tattoo You: Art And The Needle In Bulgaria

Nov 22, 2009 4 Comments by

May I ask about your tattoo? I uttered these words within just a few moments after being introduced to Tina. She had joined us with her friend, Silvana, for a drink in Sofia’s JJ Murphy’s. My wish came true. Tina agreed to my request to write  her story.  A tale she recountered with such good [...]

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International Mountain Film Festival 2009: Full Guide & Timetable

Nov 20, 2009 2 Comments

The Bansko 2009 International Mountain Film Festival from the 25th to 29th Novmber is an annual Bansko event recently highlighted with “My Bansko” film trailer earlier  https://banskoblog.com/2009/10/bansko-film-festival/. This film, by Christopher Hampe and Frank Nadler, will be premiered on Wednesday, November 25th at 15:20 at the “ceremonial hall” of the community hall (Chitalishte) on the [...]

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