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    The Davies, Route 4.

    Posted on September 9, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 4. Sivria #78. I take huge pleasure hiking on my own in Pirin . There is a zen like peace, almost meditative state that wandering our hills brings to me.¬† The silence filled with the millions of tiny noises of nature, the stillness punctuated only by the babble of streams and the […]

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    The Davies, Route 3.

    Posted on September 9, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 3. Todorka#37, Sredna Todorka#36, Malka Todorka#35   Life in Pirin has 4 very distinct seasons. Cold snowy winters give way to mild wet springs of lush alpine meadows filled with flowers. The summer is hot and dry with months of relentless sunshine drying out the hills into a uniform khaki brown. The […]

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    The Davies, Route 2.

    Posted on July 24, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 2. Djano #80, Chengel Chal #81, Demir Chal #82, Yazunov Vrah #83, Kornishki Vrah #84, Hleven #85, Kadiev Vrah #90.   As a contrast to Route 1, I thought route 2 should be one of least visited corners of Pirin. I have a profound love for the extremities of National Park Pirin. […]

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    The Davies, Route 1.

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in blog

    The Davies, Route 1. Vihren #17 and Hvoinati #18.   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 […]

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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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