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Bansko Lift Pass Prices 2011

Dec 08, 2010 3 Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2011. A day rate of 55 lv for most of the season. 45 lv per day until 20th December and from 1st April 2011. UPDATE: Lift pass prices for 2012 are rumoured to be the same as last year. For 2012 six day LIFT pass discount pre book now and avoid [...]

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Ski Season Starts On 11th December 2010 — Vanya’s Non Skiing Guide

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments by

This year’s Bansko ski season in will be officially opened on December 11th. As usual, a spectacular opening ceremony is expected.  A parallel slalom race with former ski legends, among whom Marc Girardeli, Luke Alphand, Andreas Wenzel, Maria Valizer, and Petar Popangelov is planned for 12.30 at the Alberto Tomba run — and there will [...]

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The Beer Guide To Bulgaria

Sep 27, 2010 8 Comments by

End of September, autumn has officially arrived, and in Munich the October fest is at full blast. What would I like to do to make the summer stay a little bit longer? Chill out in a sunny country and have some beer. I confess that I am a real ale fan. A bit of a [...]

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Tsvetana Pironkova From Plovdiv: The Next Famous Bulgarian?

Jun 29, 2010 No Comments by

Tsvetana Pironkova, from Bulgaria, beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon today. The 22 year old Pironkova was on fine form. For tennis fans, the signs were good for her before Wimbledon after she beat fifth-seeded, and former Olympic champion, Russia’s Elena’s Dementieva. But her Wimbledon result is more than tennis, it’s a little like the World [...]

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Bansko Jazz Festival Programme 2010: The Doctor Reveals All

Jun 24, 2010 20 Comments by

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2010 runs from 8th August to 13th August. So, as keen as mustard, I attended the media and press launch of the Bansko Internaional Jazz Festival 2010 programme at Sofia’s BTV building. The legendary festival organiser, Dr Emil Iliev, spoke about this year’s event and the programme of international musicians. I [...]

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How A Bolyarka Beer Saved Me From Blast Injury. A Trabant Fest In Velhiko Tarnovo

Mar 23, 2010 No Comments by

Nope not another Bansko video report! Time for a weekend escape. Trabant fans know that the picture above is from the medieval historical capital of Bulgaria, Velhiko Tarnovo and the Trabant Fest. So much to do and see, that on Saturday, after an early morning climb up to the Tsaravets fortress, I headed straight for, [...]

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Are My Top 12 Bansko Bars And Restaurants Yours Too?

Mar 02, 2010 37 Comments

I recently reviewed some Bansko bars and restaurants which had music events that I had particularly enjoyed so far this season. Bars such as The Happy End, JJ Murphy’s first birthday party and the resident musician, “The Lizard” at Harry’s bar, have all shown what live music can bring to Bansko’s apres ski.  So what [...]

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