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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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Poll Result Surprise: Bansko Still Popular

Oct 28, 2009 No Comments by

Bansko still popular in spite of recession it seems… Well that could be the conclusion from the Bansko Blog poll “Will you visit Bansko In Winter 09/10?”. If we add in the people living here (6%) to those who will either probably or definitely visit Bansko then it makes 85% of blog readers who will [...]

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Hiking In The Pirin: One Fine Weekend

Sep 03, 2009 2 Comments by

Pirin is not only known for hosting Bulgaria’a most modern ski resort in Bulgaria, but also for being the steepest mountain of all, with sharp peaks and difficult tracks. Milena Tosheva and her friends and work colleagues, at myhome.bg in Sofia are a bunch of keen mountain and outdoors folks. They kindly sent sent in this account of their recent trip to Bansko. They [...]

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Jazz Fest 2009: Video

Aug 10, 2009 No Comments by

Blagoevgrad Big Band video at Bansko Jazz Fest 2009. For more on Jazz Fest 2009: https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-festival-2009-programme/ Tomorrow, 11th August, be sure to check out Mind Trips (Bulgaria) on stage B (video here  https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-fest-2009/ ) and again on the 11th on main square stage check out Candy Dulfer (Holland). If you are looking for accommodation in [...]

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Bansko Jazz Festival 2009 Programme

Jun 24, 2009 14 Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2009 Programme has arrived — like a homing pidgeon, direct from the office of Dr Iliev, I am delighted to be able to publish the FINAL Bansko Jazz Fest 2009 line up. Dr Emi Iliev is the mastermind behind the Jazz Fest in Bansko –  since the very start. And this [...]

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How To Find Cheap Flights To Sofia: A Reader’s Question

Jun 10, 2009 6 Comments by

We’re all up to it now. Finding cheap flights. Taking a break – and with the economic crisis in full swing – this should mean a ton of cheap flights to Bulgaria. Well that’s what you should think. And this is, I am sure, typical of many a reader — here’s an email from Maeve [...]

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Wizz Air Offer 20% Off: Today Only

May 19, 2009 1 Comment

Photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ala_z Wizz Air are offering 20% off all flights. Today only. If you’re thinking of visiting Bansko, or anywhere in Bulgaria, then this Wizz Air 20% off deal really makes a difference. The discount is off the taxes as well. Amazing! Best thing is to check ALL flights, including Wizz Air, Bulgaira Air, [...]

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