Saint Ivan Rilski Hotel

Sveti Ivan Area, Bansko, Blagoevgrad, 2770, Bulgaria | 4 star hotel
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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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... campervan in their back garden. WHY??? Crazy town.

Once we arrived at the Dancing Bear Sanctuary, we met one of the keepers, Vil. She explained that the bears had all been rescued from various places around the country and there were, supposedly, none left performing in Bulgaria. The original owners would somehow get them as one year olds, put their paws on hot plates and play the violin. Once they stopped the music, they would remove the hot plates. ...

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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... beside in the gardens

After the drive back to the city I made my way back to the hotel and stocked up on some food for my next leg tomorrow to Plovdiv and onto Istanbul the next day
















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Blagoevgrad

A travel blog entry by townsvilleduo

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... the Seven Lakes. Sadly, for the first time in our five months of travel, the weather stopped us from doing what we set out to do. There was low cloud and light rain so the char lift was closed. It was probably just as well as by the time we drove to the chair lift, a height of 1000M, the visibility was down to about 5M and the temperature was 7 degrees. We would have frozen to death on the chair lift had it been operating even though we had taken every layer of ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Sveti Ivan Area, Bansko, is near Vihren and Baba Vanga Museum.
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