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    The Davies, Route 1.

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 1. Vihren and Hvoinati.   There is no particular order that you should climb The Davies, route 1 for most people has to be the highest and most impressive mountain in Pirin. Over the next 20 or 30 posts we aim to describe our favourite routes to top of the Pirin mountains. […]

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    Hiking the Davies. A guide to climbing all the mountains in Pirin.

    Posted on June 19, 2018 by in blog

    Hiking the Davies. I’ve been playing the game for ten years now; this year will be my 11th hiking the Davies in Pirin. I suppose its a bit silly to call it a game as so far there are only two of us playing it! BUT I have great hopes for this one. In a […]

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    Summer Suppers

    Posted on May 23, 2018 by in blog

    Summer Suppers   The restaurant was properly busy this winter. With so many people asking about eating with us in the summer I’ve decided to do a few summer suppers! From late June to mid September we will be cooking three nights a week. It’s a similar format to that which we do in the […]

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    The Joy of skiing

    Posted on May 14, 2018 by in blog

    The Joy of Skiing. 20017/18 saw another great winter here in Bansko. Conditions were fantastic the hotel was full and the restaurant is going from strength to strength! I have noticed a bit of a change this year, it hasn’t come suddenly but has crept up on me. I’m still ski touring and skiing off […]

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    Christmas and New Year

    Posted on November 9, 2017 by in blog

    ¬†Christmas and New Year   Winter is here! Pirin is already wearing her winter clothes, Plato has had some snow for a few weeks now and more is falling as I type this! Bansko has been going through a few changes this summer. The roads are getting finished off with new tarmac being thrown down […]

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    Summer in the Mountains

    Posted on November 7, 2017 by in blog

    Summer in the Mountains 2017   Most people think of Bansko as purely a winter resort. Don’t get me wrong I love the winter months from Christmas to Easter I am one seriously happy bunny. The winter is just 3 or 4¬† months, for me the other 8 months of the year have their own […]

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    Summer in the mountains.

    Posted on August 10, 2017 by in blog

    Dylan and Daddy in the hills!   This has been our first proper summer in the mountains. I’ve taken Dylan for a few trips each year for the last two years but nothing too crazy. We had an over nighter at Sinanitsa, a scramble with a little bit of rope with Di and a plenty […]

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    Brexit and living in Bulgaria

    Posted on July 25, 2017 by in blog

    I’m speaking to a lot of people at the moment about Brexit and living in Bulgaria. Some are Brits looking to move to BG others are Brits that are already living here. Not all are particularly bothered! Moving to Bulgaria and getting a European passport feels like a way to escape the anti European feeling […]

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    Posted on July 3, 2017 by in blog

    Pirin The summer season has started in here in Pirin. The rainy days of spring have passed and the blazing heat of a Balkan summer is starting to bake the lush green fields a shade of Brown. High up in the hills patches of snow are holding out against the 30 degree heat but soon […]

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    Posted on June 16, 2017 by in blog

    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here. This winter was a super busy one for us at the hotel. Loads of guests in the hotel, the bar full of regulars and the restaurant packed 4 days a week. Something really struck me this winter about running The Avalon. I think it all […]

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