Hotel Avalon

El Tepe 4, Bansko, Blagoevgrad, 2770, Bulgaria | Hotel
Prices starting from $39.00
 

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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... drove us over some of the worst roads he'd ever seen. Potholes the size of bomb craters along the 17 km trip to the sanctuary. When it rains this road becomes a river, with massive rifts through it. Halfaway up this near-impassable road, the group saw a half finished hotel. WHY??? In the middle of absolutely nowhere with the crappiest roads, someone thought it prudent to build a hotel. We also saw a couple of what looked like restaurants and someone else had a 10 ...

Hermits and the Bulgarian Disco

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... as both Baba's had also consumed a fair amount of Rakia by this stage and appeared to be dancing to different rythyms. We joined in with gusto and showed them how Aussies could also shake their booty.

After the disco session, the Baba's grabbed some of the other girls and shuffled them next door and taught them how to make the local pom poms. The girls came back a while later proudly displaying their hand made souvenirs. All in all, a very entertaining night.
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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... colour. There were streaks of light shining thru some of the windows



The guide explained the differences in Bulgarian Orthodoxy from Russians and Greeks. They were ruled by the Patriarch in Constantinople, but the Bulgarians outnumbered the Greeks 3 to 1 so wanted independence from Greek control. He also explained other ...

Blagoevgrad

A travel blog entry by townsvilleduo

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... the Archaeological Museum; and walking for a couple of hours to the Dragalevtsi (Chair) Lift Station then catching the chair lift to the top of Vitosha Mountain. Vitosha is 10Ks from Sofia, ten of its peaks are over 2000M and one of its ski runs is 9600M long. However, it was freezing at the top; around four degrees without the wind chill factor and stupid Aussies that we are neither of us had thought about that so we were ill prepared in the clothes department. So we ...

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This hotel, located on El Tepe 4, Bansko, is near Vihren and Baba Vanga Museum.
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