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    • roamer61's Profile Photo

      Tour or independent

      Bulgaria Feb 3, 2017 at 5:53 AM

      Investigating Bulgaria for 2018. Should I go independent as I had for the rest of Europe or do an organized tour.
      I do not drive, so renting is out and I'd need to use public transportation.


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      Skiing - Query

      Borovec Jan 17, 2016 at 1:51 AM

      Of the 4 days trip that we have planned, we want to spend a day at Borovets. I will be travelling with my wife and 2 kids. We want to experience Skiing there. My questions are - travelling in the last week of March - is that right season to go there? We will be renting car and do we need snow chains for tyres. Is few hours training sessions common or is it normally long hours? Do we get all equipments for rent rather than we buying - what is available and what not?
      Please let me know.

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2016 at 6:29 AM
    • bus / taxi kyustendil to rila monastery

      Kyustendil Jul 5, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      Is there a bus / taxi service to Rila monastery in October.

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2015 at 5:27 AM
    • snowboarding/skiing

      Borovec Sep 20, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Hello everybody,
      Is there anybody who is travelling to borovets for skiing or snowboarding between 24th of dec 2014 and 3rd of jan 2015 and would like to join me :) I am travelling on my own.

    • Is the Gondola working in the summer?

      Bansko Jul 5, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      Does anyone know if the gondola from Bansko operate in late July-early August?

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 3:51 AM
    • How to get from Sofia's airport to Bansko?

      Bansko Jul 5, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      HI -

      We'll need to get from Sofia's airport to Bansko, at the end of July afternoon (landing at noon).
      What's the best way to get there by public transportation? How long does the road take by bus? By train? (we normally prefer trains on buses).

      Thanks a lot for any help.

      5 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 2:59 AM
    • Lift from Borovets to Musala - at the beginning of August

      Rila Jul 4, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      Does the lift up from Borovets to Musala work in August on a daily basis or just during weekends? How much it costs to go up?

    • From Sofia airport to Rilski Ezera hut by public transportation

      Rila Jul 4, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      Can anyone recommend me the best way to get from Sofia's airport to the hut near the Rila lakes?
      We land at noon (at the end of July) and do not want to spend time in the city this time.

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 11:58 PM
    • how to get to Sandanski from Sofia

      Sandanski Apr 7, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      How do i get to Sandanski by train or by bus on Sunday the 13th of April?? from Sofia.
      thank you.

      Jacob Brock email: JACOBB@WBTAZ.NET

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 5:11 AM
    • Campsites in Melnik Bulgaria

      Melnik Apr 7, 2014 at 7:31 AM

      Is there a campsite in or near Melnik and if so will it be open in May. Or is it safe to wild camp in a Campervan ? Thank you

      1 Answer Apr 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    • Food & Accommodation

      Melnik Feb 20, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      we are planing to visit in aug, where is the best place to stay and eat in Melnik please Thank you. Des :)

    • Theater in Petrich?

      Petrich Feb 8, 2014 at 9:23 PM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a theater in petrich? I would like to see an opera or a ballet while I am visiting.

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2014 at 1:57 AM
    • How to get to melnik

      Melnik Jan 12, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      How do I get from Sofia airport to the despot slav hotel in melnik please arriving sofia 24 august 2014 1110 am.

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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      is it open 31?

      Rilski Manastir Dec 26, 2013 at 5:20 AM

      Is the monastery open for visit next tuesday 31 december?

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM
    • Travelling from Sunny beach to Bansko by car

      Bansko Jun 13, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      We are travelling from Sunny beach to Bansko by car, is there anywhere you would recommend to stop for a break?

      8 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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      Any good restaurants in Pirin Street or close by?

      Bansko Mar 17, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      Hi there!We're staying at Bansko for the weekend and i was wondering if you have any tips of where to eat somewhere not too touristy cause yesterday we had a mediocre dinner and today id prefer to eat something a bit more interesting(not necessary traditional...)
      Thanks in advance!!!

      8 Answers Apr 25, 2013 at 4:34 AM
    • Felt slippers bought in Bansko wearing thin!

      Bansko Jan 2, 2012 at 2:41 AM

      I bought some lovely felted wool slippers in a beautiful shop in the back streets of Bansko and have worn them so often they are wearing out! I would like to buy some more. The shop sells a variety of felted wool items such as bags and hats as well as slippers. Can anyone tell me what it is called or give me a phone number? The best email for me is


    • traveling from sofia airport to basko?

      Bansko Dec 26, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      Hi guys,
      I arrive at sofia airport on 19/1/2012, 19.05 from Greece
      My destination is Bansko..
      If you arrive the same time (propably with the same flight) and want to share the cost of a van or taxi, please e-mail me at

      thank you!

    • Bansko Ski December

      Bansko Dec 8, 2011 at 3:39 AM

      Hi everyone.
      I'm going to Bansko on the 22th this month. Will I see some snow???
      Can anyone recommend a good bar/inn to spend an evening at? Preferably with some beer options :)

      Anyone planning to come to Bansko at this period?

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      Getting to Samuil's Fortress

      Petrich Sep 23, 2011 at 5:46 AM

      We are traveling through Petrich early next month and wonder if anyone would be able to meet up with us and show us around the town. All eating and drinking costs will be on us.

      1 Answer Sep 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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      What to visit in Sandanski neighbourhood

      Sandanski Jun 21, 2011 at 5:09 AM

      It is impromptu visit at Sandanski spa for 4 days.
      Now I am not idle person and I can not stay in one place.
      As I have ants in my pants, I have done bit of sightseeing.
      Just come back from Melnik and Rozhden monastery.
      For me it is a kind of pilgrimage as I have visited the grave of the Macedonian Revolutionary Jane Sandanski.
      That done, I am ready for new explorations.
      Can you guys recommend other places near by worth spending day trip on??
      Or suggest winery or two??
      I have car do driving is no problem at all.
      Many thanks!

    • POMOS

      Petrich Jun 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM

      Vo koja apoteka vo Petric moze da se najde lekot ENABRIL-ampuli...HITNO E!!!!!

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM
    • Tobogganing in Borovets

      Borovec Dec 31, 2009 at 11:27 AM

      Hi, we are considering Borovets this year. We are non-skiers but enjoy tobogganing. It is mentioned as an activity in Borovets and I was hoping someone could tell me what facilities there are for togoganniong there.

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 2:52 AM
    • lift pass

      Borovec Oct 17, 2009 at 9:23 AM

      hi, does anyone know how much a season ski pass will be for borovets?

      thankyou :)

      2 Answers Oct 27, 2009 at 5:40 AM
    • holiday in borovets in june, what do we pack?

      Borovec May 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

      hi, we are in borovets in june and are a bit confused about what clothes to pack
      we intend walking up mountains, bike riding and kayaking on lake. do we need gortex coats , wet suits etc will it be cold on lake and up mountain. also night life in borovets, do peopleglam up at all and wear dresses and high heels or is it all casual , i.e jeans tops etc. don't want to pack loads "just in case" would just like to take what we actually need.any tips would be welcomed.

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      Impromptu VT meet

      Bansko Feb 10, 2009 at 11:41 AM

      Hello fellow VTers,I`m off to bansko on the 19th feb-23rd and was wondering if there any other vters out there at the same time,and fancy a meet,and share a beer or 3 !!

      3 Answers Feb 3, 2010 at 12:25 AM
    • Shops and prices at shops in Bansko, Bulgaria

      Bansko Dec 15, 2008 at 2:41 PM

      We want to buy some general appliances like radio and TV in Bansko, but cannot find any web-site to see what prices are.
      Does anyone kow how to contact local shops selling such items- and does anyone know how to find other types of shops in Bansko/ types of shops available in Bansko or Razlog?

      4 Answers Oct 22, 2009 at 6:11 AM
    • Ski lifts

      Bansko Nov 3, 2008 at 2:16 PM

      I wish to know if the ski lift is operating for weekend of 8th November, and if it is possible to ski then.

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2008 at 2:26 AM
    • traveling from Melnik to Plovdin via smolyan

      Blagoevgradski Okrug Sep 18, 2008 at 7:43 PM

      I am traveling from Sophia to Melnik and then to Plovdin, and I would like to see Rodopi Mountains on my way to Plovdin.

      Anyone have information on bus routes between these points?

      Sheryl in NYC

    • Tourist info

      Bansko Aug 20, 2008 at 6:46 AM

      Can any of you local members give me the telephone number of the Tourist Information Office?! I would love to find out about all sort of day trips, including rafting. Thanks a lot.

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2009 at 6:24 AM
    • Know a tour guide?

      Bansko Aug 20, 2008 at 5:24 AM

      Does anyone know someone that can organise day trips in Bansko? or evening fun such as local wine tasting? Thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 20, 2008 at 6:49 AM