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  • What’s cooking @TheAvalon part 2, Sunday night supper club.

    Posted on December 15, 2015 by in blog

      What’s cooking @TheAvalon part 2, Sunday night supper club. Reservations: or 00359 74988399   The Sunday night supper club includes two courses of home cooking, two glasses of special selection wine ( or 2 beers), served from 7:30pm to 8:30pm every Sunday night throughout the winter season, for 30bgn a head we think it is a bargain!  The supper […]

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    Ski Bansko winter 2015/16

    Posted on December 8, 2015 by in blog

    Ski Bansko winter 2015/16 Great news if you want to Ski Bansko winter 2015/16 Ulen have some great new ski passes this year, with a focus on independent travellers, families, regular visitors and apartment owners Bansko is more attractive than ever ! Children under 7 will be able to ski for 1 Leva per day. Yup you […]

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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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