The Most Affordable Luxury Ski Resort in Europe ???

In 2014 we discovered the Bulgarian ski slopes, and we fell in love. Nestled in the outer area of Bansko, this resort faced the Pirin Mountain range, and it wasn’t just the area we fell in love with, but more so where we stayed. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is probably one of the loveliest places we […]

My Magnificent Mountain Massage

I’m in my fluffy toweling robe and I’m ready to go.   After a hectic day of ski lessons, my body needs some pampering. I was thankful I’d made an appointment that morning with Aegeo SPAS since I really needed some relaxing massage. Their Wellness and Beauty Centre at this Small Luxury Hotel takes up a major […]

Skiing in Bansko Bulgaria

I’m 55 years old (yes I’m getting old), and I first learned to ski in Australia when I was sixteen years old as an agile teenager. Firstly, YES, they do have snow in Australia! Secondly, I’ll let you in on a secret – I used to be OK, but I lost my nerve, and now […]

Premier Luxury Mountain Resort Bansko Bulgaria

Each year on our world trip, just before Christmas, we take time out of our busy travel schedule to have a few days “family time”, where we relax and have some fun. This is our third Christmas away from the family I grew up with in Australia, and that alone can be tough emotionally.  So […]

Exploring Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria

Yesterday saw us heading north in Bulgaria. We wanted to see the historical little town of Veliko Tarnovo and arrived mid-afternoon. Veliko Tarnovo is the medieval capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom and the town with the most dramatic setting in the country. It is perched on several hills, and the Yantra River meandering through. […]

Exploring Old Plovdiv Bulgaria and a Renaissance stay

We finally left Istanbul, Turkey after a great 6-week stay, and headed to Bulgaria in what seemed to be hours and hours of driving on the Turkish side in the rain. For the first time ever we had smiled at a border crossing.  I nearly fell out of the car.  Firstly the Turkish side checks […]