Hotel Avalon

El Tepe 4, Bansko, Blagoevgrad, 2770, Bulgaria | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bansko

Believing Bansko's budget blue-run bonanza

A travel blog entry by jollyjetsetter

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"So, where to next?" was the general question on my peers' lips at the turn of this year. Replying 'to Bansko in Bulgaria' produced a few reactions of bewilderment caused by a lack of familiarity with Bulgaria itself, let alone the up-and-coming ski resort town of Bansko. For those in the know, Bansko has been given a sizeable facelift in recent …

Pirin Mountains - Bansko

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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Bansko is a winter ski resort town - ancient streets in that narrow winding configuration designed to confuse Ottoman invading hordes, sport beautifully restored wooden buildings, mostly hotels. The outskirts are victim to a building craze of multistory apartment hotels in a strange Swiss mountain and modern hybrid style.
Despite the heat of …

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