Spa Hotel Emerald

Pirin Str., Bansko, Blagoevgrad, 2770, Bulgaria | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bansko

The Eyeball of Bansko

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... in the highlands to see an awesome alpine lake. It was actually a trudge through the snow, sometimes up to our knees, to a tiny ice-covered body of water at the top called Mt Okoto, or the Eyeball, because it looked....errr...like an eyeball. Even though no one was really clad for the walking conditions, it was a beautiful walk in the mountains, breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the alpine views.

We got ...

Dancing with Bears

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... to get the off-season tourists into their venues by thrusting brochures into our hands and offering us vast discounts, free coffee and their first born children.

Steve had an appointment with the Dancing Bear Sanctuary at 1.30 so the two of us finally found a nice looking restaurant, lured in by a charming Siberian maître de with good English. We ordered a salad and 2 chicken skewers at 1 pm, thinking naively this would take around 10 - 15 minutes ...

Hermits and the Bulgarian Disco

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... 90) for a half litre of good Bulgarian hops, that's a bargain in any man's language!

So the 13 of us hunkered down for an hour and swapped stories of Game of Thrones and drank some local brewskis. We had a couple of the locals stop by and yell some things in Bulgarian at us. None of the townsfolk appear to speak English so everything's done in sign language or smiles. It was all good fun and, as mentioned, the locals seem to get a kick out of having us around. ...

Rila Monastery & Boyana Church

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... and colour, with more realistic features.



I'm bad and I snuck in a couple of pictures with my camera behind my back taking them backwards.

Locals felt the church was too small so wanted to demolish it and build a bigger one. The then Queen recognized its importance and did not give permission for the new church. She is ...

Blagoevgrad

A travel blog entry by townsvilleduo

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... colorful balconies, huge courtyard and Bulgaria's grandest monastery church. It is 22Ks east of Rila and deep in the forests of the Rila Mountains. The scenery was beautiful and with the autumn colours it was picture postcard stuff. Then on the way home from the monastery we stopped at Stob to view its pyramids of natural rock / sandstone formations. Then today we drove to Panichishte. Our plan was to catch the Pionerska chair lift up the Rila Mountains so we could ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Pirin Str., Bansko, is near Vihren and Baba Vanga Museum.
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