Bulgaria

  • Have you ever learned to snowboard? Have you ever learned to snowboard at 32 years old, when you’re of questionable fitness levels and coming down after several mentally trying weeks of your life? Yo. I took my first snowboarding lesson in July in Tamworth, UK.......

  • 1. Ow. 2. Oof. 3. This is hard. 4. Did I have to stretch so much last time? 5. Has that muscle always been there? 6. WOW I did not know bruises could be that color 7. Nooooonononono not the side of the piste! 8.......

  • This story is part of a series, Gondola Life. Every day to get up the mountain in Bansko, we share 30 minutes in a cramped gondola car with a few strangers. Then when the day is over, we do it again. This is usually a......

  • This story is part of a series, Gondola Life. Every morning to get up the mountain in Bansko, we share 30 minutes in a cramped gondola car with a few strangers. Then when the day is over, we do it again. This is usually a......

  • This story is part of a series, Gondola Life. Every morning to get up the mountain in Bansko, we share 35 minutes in a cramped gondola car with a few strangers. Then when the day is over, we do it again. This is usually a......

  • Mr. Hola here with some tips on planning a ski holiday in Bansko, Bulgaria. We skied here in 2018 with friends, and guess who got to be the trip planner? After producing a nightmarishly detailed beautifully prepared and formatted ten page itinerary proposal, I was......

  • In my previous two posts (part 1, part 2), I described the process of getting from the airport to the Borovets ski resort. In this post, I’ll describe the town of Borovets and (finally!) what I thought of the skiing. The Town of Borovets Borovets......

  • Some of the toughest things I’ve encountered while traveling aren’t the big questions, like where the main train station is, or how to navigate immigration at an airport. Instead, I often find the real challenges come in the form of what look like otherwise¬†minor logi...

  • What comes to mind when you think of a European ski getaway? Wonderful views of the French alps? Maybe you picture yourself bombing down fresh powder in Austria? Perhaps you have your eyes sets on Switzerland? Whatever it is, it’s probably all-inclusive, magnificently pictu...