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October 24, 2016, by Bansko Blog

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 […]


What’s On: Plovdiv Jazz Fest 2016 from November 1 to 5

October 14, 2016, by

The Plovdiv Jazz Fest is going into its next round, with some of the greatest artists, both Bulgarian and from abroad. The 2016 fest will feature so ...


Countdown begins to Bansko 2016 ski season opening on December 17

October 13, 2016, by Bansko Blog

The Bansko 2016/17 ski season starts on December 17 2016. The countdown begins. The opening ceremony and first day on the pistes is one I always look ...


German evaluation: Which Bulgarian ski resort is the best?

October 11, 2016, by

German skiing portal has come up with a ranking of Bulgarian ski resorts. Not all of them got very far in the evaluations, several got av ...

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    Podcast: Blessed by God and the queen of sex
    October 10, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Takis Dretakkis, general manager of the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bulgaria’s Bansko, tells Bulgaria Now’s Lance Nelson about his passion for Bansko, for the Gastronomy Festival, for hospitality and […]

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    ‘Lost Bulgaria’: A time machine made of photos
    September 30, 2016, by

    Many of us live in Bulgaria. Whether we were born here or not does not really matter. We might still feel at home in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas or any […]

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    The Black Sea: Shrinking body parts at 23 degrees
    September 26, 2016, by

    Just a month ago, many of us were jumping into the waves at Bourgas Beach, Irakli, Sinemorets, Kiten and elsewhere. It was good and even necessary to cool down. Now, […]

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    What’s On: Akua Naru coming to Sofia
    September 18, 2016, by

    Living in New Haven, Connecticut does not make anyone sit in the centre of the world, but far from it. Still, this is the place where a strong voice has […]