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JJ Murphy’s Party: Ani Lozanova And Free Beer

Feb 12, 2010 4 Comments by

Ani Lozanova and her band will be rocking the night away at JJ Murphy’s first anniversary party on Friday 19th February. It’s been one year since JJ Murphy’s opened its Bansko branch of their famous Murphy’s in Sofia. And what a party we have! Just check out Ani and her band in the video I [...]

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Bansko Bars And Restaurants: A Musical Theme

Feb 05, 2010 No Comments by

I’ve been taking in several Bansko bars and restaurants over the last six weeks. So it was high time that I offered an updated mention of those I have particularly enjoyed. So from gentle piano playing, to hard rock and to the upscale Sing Sing piano bar… it’s time to sample what Bansko does well: [...]

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Weather Forecast: Has Winter Arrived?

Jan 15, 2010 No Comments by

Bansko weather forecast is for light snow flurries. No video report from Ivanka today or picture. The next best thing is surely this lady from the Happy End podium…  Enough of that. There is a weak weather front over South Eastern Bulgaria but the main warm front will remain in Greece. So snow falls will [...]

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Twitter and Bansko

Dec 24, 2009 1 Comment by

Twitter, everyone has heard of it. It’s been the single biggest technology story of 2009. In fact a quick search revealed, according to Global Language Monitor (GLM), a Texas-based company which analyzes and tracks language trends, that ‘Twitter was the ‘Top Word of 2009. GLM president Paul Payack said “In a year dominated by world-shaking [...]

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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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METRO Store: How To Get Your Card

Nov 17, 2009 2 Comments

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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