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 by

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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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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How To Pay Your Property Taxes And State Register Your Company

Nov 13, 2009 1 Comment by

Property tax – as dull as ditch water. Right? Well maybe, but I guesstimate that over 80% of new foreign property owners in Bulgaria have NOT paid their property taxes. I spoke to Jordan last week. He undertakes property management for some of the property advertised on this site for rent in Bansko. And he explained […]

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Charity Bonfire Night Raises Cash For Zdravets School

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments by

  It was a spectacular fireworks display as you can see from the video. I had a wonderful time — a little piece of English tradition which has gone a long way to help Bulgarian children in need. Natasha  emailed me a short summary of the event I wrote about on Friday https://banskoblog.com/2009/11/charity-bonfire-night/. “…The organisation is also far from being […]

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Bonfire Night For Zdravets School For Handicapped Children

Nov 06, 2009 No Comments

It’s Bansko bonfire night tonight and, as a English northerner, Bonfire night  evokes memories of the most exciting day of the year, maybe bar Chritmas Day. But tonight I am especially looking forward to celebrating Guy Fawkes Night. Beacause attending this event (20 bgn per head) will help contribute to an incredibly important local charity, […]

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