Pirin mountain, Bansko Bulgaria – The Pearl in the Heart of the Balkans (hiking, trekking, backpacking)

PIRIN mountain is the second highest in Bulgaria after Rila (Musalla, 2925 m) mountain. It is situated in the southwest part of the country in a rather extended shape to the northwest and southeast between the rivers Struma and Mesta. Geologically, Pirin, Rila, Karpati & Rodopi belongs to group of very old mountains. Extending over an area of 27.400 ha and lying at an altitude of 1,008–2,914…

BULGARIAN HOLIDAYS 2018: LAZAROVDEN (ST. LAZARUS DAY)

Bulgarians call this holiday “Lazarus”, “Lazaritsa” or “Lazar’s Saturday.” This is a celebration of fields, pastures, forests and girls after lazaruvane public could lass. Today the Orthodox Christian Church dedicates Lazarus, whom Jesus raised on the fourth day after his funeral as a sign of gratitude for his hospitality. According to medieval writings Lazarus lived…

Bansko News: Over 15% Growth of Foreign Tourists in December and January 2018

”We have more than 15% growth in foreign tourists during the two months – December 2017 and January 2018.” Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told a round table discussion on the project “Share Bulgaria” in Bansko, Expert.bg reported. “The results of the first two months of the winter season are extremely good. Over 845,000 foreign tourists visited Bulgaria. In January alone, the growth was 19%…

National Geographic: Bansko, Bulgaria – For Sport Aficionados

This Bulgarian town is the perfect location for cheap winter fun on the slopes. By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett Why: Get more skiing and snowboarding for your buck in Bansko. Considered one of Europe’s best snow-sport bargains, the Pirin Mountain gateway town is particularly popular with first-time skiers and families. Don’t expect black diamond runs or the glitz…

Tom Hines, Head of Political Section at the British Embassy, delivered a talk to the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association

Tom Hines, Head of Political Section at the Embassy, delivered a talk to the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (Асоциация на индустриалния капитал в България) on 24 March. Tom explained to the business the UK’s objectives in the upcoming negotiations for our departure of the EU and presented the UK’s views on the future relations with…

URGENT: Severe Weather Ahead in Bulgaria: Freezing Temperatures and the Implications

Every school child smiled when given the big news: No school until Monday, January 9th, 2017. The education ministry finally accepted a suggestion by the Health Inspectorate to extend the Christmas vacation for several reasons: The flu is spreading, so far in 4 Bulgarian regions. Chances are, it will spread further. The authorities are alarmed,…