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Winter Punk Wine Culture: Plovdiv Revisited

Nov 02, 2016 No Comments by

Wine and Plovdiv mean autumn city time. After my top 5 Plovdiv venues last week, I get to see and to taste the cutting edge new wines using Bulgarian indigenous grapes. Watch my chat with with Boris below: Boris, from Vino Culture wine bar in Plovdiv, shares his passion for the new “punk wine” Bulgarian [...]

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Wine Lovers Weekend In Plovdiv: Top 5 Places To Visit

Oct 23, 2016 No Comments by

Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019, is my favourite city in Bulgaria. So John, a friend from the UK, and a regular Bansko visitor came to visit me the other weekend. Now was the time for me to show-off the delights of what Plovdiv has to offer a fellow wine lover. Plovdiv is a two [...]

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Lift Pass Prices 2017

Oct 13, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko lift pass prices 2016/17 are here. The 2016/17 prices are the same as last season’s prices shown below. Click here to save €€€’s on your 6, 9 and 13 day lift passes as well as from 1+ days your discounted ski, snowboard hire, lessons and transfers. You save €€€’s on your 6 day lift pass   Click [...]

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Bansko Bohemi Festival 3rd to 4th September

Sep 02, 2016 No Comments by

Bansko Bohemi Balkan Festival 2016 is back for the second year. Bansko’s main square on the 3rd and 4th September will be filled with a special style of music. There is an interesting fusion of modern instruments with Balkan music. It’s a style of music that’s played throughout the region that includes Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and [...]

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Leonardo’s Summer Menu

Jul 06, 2016 No Comments by

Leonardo’s has long been a fovourite of mine and none more so than in the summer months. Located and owned by the 5 star hotel, Lucky Bansko, this modern Italian restaurant has a new menu that is both family friendly but also has enough foodie credentials to keep fussy people like me happy all summer. [...]

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Egur Egur Armenian Cuisine Comes To Bansko

Jan 27, 2016 No Comments by

I am always happy to find something different on the Bansko restaurant scene. Everyone needs a change from the shopska salad and meats in the mehanas and the ubiquitous burgers and doners. I found a breath of culinary fresh air in the newly opened Armenian restaurant Egur, Egur. Hilda Kazasyan, the owner, is the most [...]

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La Veranda Apres Ski Bar Opens Friday To Sunday

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko sent me their press release. Which said “in co-operation with Hennessy (Jas Hennessy & Co.), opened the doors of the newest après-ski bar in Bansko. It’s called La Veranda. The beautiful summer terrace around the outdoor pool of the hotel was transformed into a classy après-ski bar with direct [...]

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