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    Ski equipment 2016

    Posted on October 29, 2015 by in blog

    Ski equipment 2016 I’m am unashamedly a skier, I wont talk about snowboard gear as I don’t have a clue but when it comes to ski gear I have a clue. I have slightly more than a clue, I have issues! I’ll spend about a month of my working life each year ogling gear porn, […]

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    Bansko elections 2015

    Posted on October 19, 2015 by in blog

      On the 25th of October the Bansko elections 2015 will take place. The mud slinging between the previous and current politicians has been depressingly revealing. New accusations of corruption are released every morning. Our 9am coffee with the other mums on the school run has never been so exciting. Simply put the accusations are […]

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  • 72 hours at Tevno

    Posted on October 4, 2015 by in blog

        I’ve just come back from 72 hours at Tevno lake and other than the usual aches and pains from 3 longs days hiking I feel like a new man. Tevno is a magical place. ¬†At 2512m it is higher than what I consider a mountain but surrounded by mountains giving a secret valley […]

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    Bansko in the summer

    Posted on June 18, 2015 by in blog

    Bansko in the Summer is so different from the winter that you could consider it a different place. The hectic neon circus that is the focus of the winter season has all but closed down. The staff have flown off to the black sea, the venus are boarded up. The top of town is now […]

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    Posted on May 3, 2015 by in blog

    On the 25th of April at 11:56 a 7.8 earthquake struck in the area of Barpak in Nepal. The Nepali Himalaya are packed with small villages clinging like swallows nests to the steep hillsides. Thriving in this tough environment is almost impossible, simple tasks are made brutal by the plunging valleys and soaring peaks. Tiny […]

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    That was the season that was!

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by in blog

    That was the season that was 2014/15 ski season is coming to a close and what a year it’s been! Tons of snow and tons of curry. Amazing days in the powder and on the touring skis. Best of all loads and loads of our regulars back in Bansko. I’ve not had much time to […]

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    Hotel in Bansko

    Posted on February 19, 2015 by in blog

    Running a hotel in Bansko for the last 11 years has been one hell of an experience. I’ve posted on here a lot of stuff about village politics, ex pats and skiing. The things I love and the things I hate, difficult times in the hills and the joy of powder. I’ve written a lot […]

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    Ride the Lightning

    Posted on February 9, 2015 by in blog

    Ride the Lightning, guilty as charged, but damn it, it ain’t right, there is someone else controlling me. Death in the air. Metallica are not really my thing but the lyrics are epic! The snow has arrived and my God has it arrived. Relentless snowfall for days has covered all the trees in the back […]

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    Skiing above Bansko

    Posted on January 6, 2015 by in blog

    Skiing above Bansko The Mountain on the right is the one that interests me at the moment. At 2908m and with a pointy top she is a proper mountain, towering above Bansko town and ski area. The idea of skiing above Bansko has grown and grown on me this winter. To be wooshing down untouched […]

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    Ski Touring in National Park Pirin, Bansko, Bulgaria

    Posted on December 24, 2014 by in blog

    Ski Touring in Pirin is a strange mix of wild, remote, untouched nature and glitzy modern ski resort. Yesterday I went out for my first tour of the winter, just a short 2 hour walk along the cliff top above Damianitsa valley. A thin crust of snow gliding under my skis, blazing sunshine filtering through […]

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