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  • A summer full of adventures.

    Posted on September 2, 2016 by in blog

    A summer full of adventures.   This summer has been full of adventures. So full in fact that I haven’t had a chance to post on here in months! I’m not sure where to start, swimming at Pirry, climbing at Peshteritay, biking, hiking, wild camping, festivals in the centre. There has been so much going […]

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  • Bansko in March

    Posted on April 12, 2016 by in blog

    Spring in Bansko The Secret needs to be shared, Spring is the best time to be in Bansko. We all love the month long party that is our Christmas and New year shortly followed by (you get a week to recover) Orthodox Christmas and New year.  The low temperatures and amazing snows of January and February […]

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    Bread and Jam

    Posted on January 7, 2016 by in blog

    Bread and Jam . . . . . I really care about what I eat, it’s really important to me. Great flavours, textures and smells get me going, so much so that some might say I’m a couple of pounds over weight! But when it comes to our guests it matters even more. Not only […]

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    Snowing in Bansko

    Posted on January 3, 2016 by in blog

    Snowing in Bansko Finally it is snowing in Bansko! Christmas and New year have been as busy as ever but the snow has been terrible! With 4 lifts and 4 pistes open only the Brits and the hardcore have been skiing! Most of our other guests haven’t been skiing at all. If they’ve gone up the […]

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  • What’s cooking @TheAvalon part 1, Curry.

    Posted on December 15, 2015 by in blog

    What’s cooking @TheAvalon part 1, Curry. The Avalon kitchen has proved amazingly popular over the years. At the hotel I mostly cook what I like to eat at home, these are recipes I have picked up on my travels or from working in restaurants around europe. Recipes that I cook over and over, nothing posh, […]

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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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