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So glad I'm reading your message before booking my train ticket. Phew! 😅
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Hi there :wave:

Where did you take Flixbus from?

I'm trying to figure out if traveling by bus from Timisoara, Romania is the better option 😄
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Just arrived in Bansko
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How long are you there for? We arrive on Saturday.
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Glad to hear you arrived
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Originally planned a month, but that isn't set in stone, depends how fun it is here.
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welcome, i think we met at dinner yesterday
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Yep.. good meeting you and everyone
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Welcome
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Sofia to Bucharest. Be careful though, as the stop is to the left of the main station, not in the usual place! Luckily Flixbus green markings make it easy to spot
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Also just arrived in Bansko, are there any gatherings planned in the next days?
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Also just arrived in Bansko, any gathering/hangout planned in the next days?
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htgzcvlpkjtfdvo use your free day at coworking and go to the friday bbq to meet people.
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and check out the facebook groups
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great, will do, thanks
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huewmgdmt good meeting you
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Does anyone who took the Sofia to Bansko bus know if you have to print online tickets or if on phone is okay?
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You can get them printed on sight
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Go to the desk and ask them, thats what i dis
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Brilliant! Thanks for saving me an hour's wander for a printing shop!
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:hearts:ing Bansko so far. Hopefully heading to one of the coworking spaces on Wednesday if anyone fancies a delicious cup of tea :)
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Welcome.. I'm in Bansko as well. As far as I know, there is only one coworking place, but with 2 locations.
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On the off chance there's any Brits missing Yorkshire tea, we have a few spare bags I'm happy to trade on the black market 😉
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Thanks hkzffkmlmb - have you been to either yet?
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yes.. I'm staying right above Bansko Coworking, the location just south of the square.. It is the location with more going-on.. Brought some amazing USA tea with us..
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There are 2 coworking companies. Not just 2 locations.
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aah, what is the other company?
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Bansko Coworking has 3 separate locations, but 2 of them are literally right next to each other. The other is the gondola location, but everything up by the gondola seems dead/closed right now and I wouldn't want to stay up there.
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Two hundred is a little bit off.
But yes, we are slightly over 100 members at Coworking Bansko. :)

The Bansko experience is very different for people that just come by themselves for the mountains or for nomads that are part of the Coworking Bansko community.

This explains the raving reviews that we get.

BTW Next year we will have 500 nomads here for Bansko Nomad Fest :)
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Two hundred is a little bit off.
But yes, we are slightly over 100 members at Coworking Bansko. :)

The Bansko experience is very different for people that just come by themselves for the mountains or for nomads that are part of the Coworking Bansko community.

This explains the raving reviews when other people cannot understand what the magic of Bansko is.

BTW Next year we will have 500 nomads here for Bansko Nomad Fest
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Two hundred is a little bit off.
But yes, we are slightly over 100 members at Coworking Bansko. :)

The Bansko experience is very different for people that just come by themselves for the mountains or for nomads that are part of the Coworking Bansko community.

This explains the raving reviews while non-members do not understand the special magic of Bansko

BTW Next year we will have 500 nomads here for Bansko Nomad Fest.
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Two hundred is a little bit off.
But yes, we are slightly over 100 nomadic members at Coworking Bansko. :)

The Bansko experience is very different for people that just come by themselves for the mountains or for nomads that are part of the Coworking Bansko community.

This explains the raving reviews from members while non-members do not understand what's so special about Bansko

BTW Next year we will have 500 nomads here for Bansko Nomad Fest
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Thank you for recommending us.
However also payment of your overdue invoice would be appreciated.
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isniknfchk Payment has been sent. I apologize for the delay. I thought I'd sent it but could not find record and that was my fault. Next time, please feel free to be professional and contact me directly in private about your concerns, don't put this kind of thing in a public forum. This kind of immature and unprofessional behavior is why I recommend people attend the BBQ to meet some people but don't actually join coworking so they don't have to deal with your behavior on a regular basis.
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There are also plenty of people nomads and other people there who are not part of coworking which allows for a lot of fun. Contrary to how they present it, life in bansko does not rise and set in the coworking space.

Once you know some people, there is nightlife though it's generally more tame, not clubbing. There are plenty of cafes to work from. The dating scene is pretty limited.

It is definitely a quiet mountain village though, not a big city. so for someone looking for lots of action, it's probably not the best destination.
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Thank you for sending a payment today.

Cvetelina has contacted you multiple times via email and Facebook. I have contacted you multiple times. No response.

Our invoices are normally due when members join and you were the first member where it took us 6 weeks to figure out that you haven't paid yet. But thank you for making a payment 3.5 half months after joining us.

I think there are also other people waiting on their payments in Bansko.
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Again, this is grossly inappropriate and unprofessional. I own that I dropped the ball on the payment. I had been waiting for an adjusted bill after you tried to force me to pay for an extra 6 weeks of a service I never used, but I never received it and in my moving I lost track. That's on me. But, I just searched. I have no messages since before I left. I have no idea what other people you think might be waiting on payments but please feel free to have them contact me in an appropriate manner. Airing dirty laundry in public just makes you look bad and is why I no longer recommend coworking and will now actively recommend against it. A business owner who can't operate professionally is dangerous to do business with.
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Yes, we prefer to have members in our community that pay invoices on time and answer messages :)
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Jeez. Get over it. I apologized for an honest mistake after you called me out publicly about a private issue. You responded with accusing me of owing other people money and walking out on my debts which is a lie. You're behaving immaturely and unprofessionally.

And this, people who are heading to Bansko, is why I recommend not joining co-working bansko. They'll try to force you to pay for time you don't use because you don't want to follow their segregation rules (you get in trouble if you socialize with people who aren't co-working members), and when you make a mistake they'll put you on blast in a public place and harass you instead of contacting you privately. Then they'll basically accuse you of stealing. It's sad that this is what it has come to, but be forewarned.

I'd have preferred to keep this private but if you want public, so be it. I'll put it all out there for display... I have nothing to hide and none of this will impact my business.
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I've been thinking over this thread this morning, and struggled with whether it's my place to add comment.

Even without knowledge of the facts around this invoice, this behavior hxvqdhowoj is disgusting. It serves as a tool to attempt to ostracise people in an already small community, and you should be absolutely ashamed.

Broworking spaces are already hostile to many non CIS white males, and this pathetic public blast can make a space like yours one people are likely to avoid.

You may think that this doesn't have a great impact, but people choosing to avoid Broworking Bansko may now avoid the town itself, depriving businesses that otherwise treat people with respect and courtesy of income.

I visited the space with my wife. It was nice. The people seemed pleasant. We're here for a few more days and I'd even discussed with you in person how we'd both be attending in this period. However, after a conversation with my wife this morning, this is no longer the case.

Shame on you nsdeqficvo and your bullying tactics. Shame on you.
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gtkoybvatmxedfy Always good to have all the facts and background. What Mandy is presenting here is not correct of them and we did only receive a partial payment now after being foreced to name and shame her.
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It's so great when someone comes out of nowhere and starts waving the oppression card just because one of the participants is female. You don't know the details (in your own words), and you don't even care about them as it seems. You decided that you already know what's it all about, and you have to spread the justice 😄
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And it's even contrary to your own experience (you said they are nice), still, ideology is so much more important :)
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zwxwpyaqfd we will never agree on this. I used the co-working space for 15 mins once, received one package, attended one event, and hosted one event in 6 weeks. I paid €175 for that.

Since there was really no use in continuing to pay for something I was not using, I gave notice that I was not going to continue my membership. You were of the opinion that because I occasionally socialized with co-working members I would see in public places (usually because they sought me and my non coworking friends out since you had no activities planned and they wanted something to do) I should continue to pay for my membership. I think trying to force someone to pay for a service they aren't using is ridiculous, and the €100 extra that you wanted has now come to this. Is it really worth it? You're making yourself and your business look bad over €100. I know for a fact you've already lost money over this as people who had planned to go based on my recommendation changed their mind after the stunt you pulled with the 4th of July party.

Can you just accept payment for the services you provided and move on or are you really going to continue to drag this out in such an unprofessional manner? I will never pay you that €100. Even if, at one point, I might have been willing to negotiate something out of mutual respect, after this, there is no way in hell I'm paying an extra penny more than I already overpaid.

This experience has turned me from an active advocate who is responsible for sending at least half dozen members to your space into someone who was no longer willing to recommend your space and now into someone who will actively try to dissuade people from doing business with you as this is what they have to look forward to dealing with. I hope it was worth it.
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Razlog, pretty nice
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Really nice cycle there, less nice trying to cycle back!
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The view from Todorka Peak :)
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The view from Todorka Peak / Bansko facing south. Greece in the back :)
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sqhuedkqxa where is that on razlog?
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Close to main square :)
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shbvftkalesok no worries i take alot of beer brakes , so cyckeling is fine :)
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That's where I went wrong yesterday!
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That ride back up the hill is no joke. I've only don't it in a car but have always felt bad for those who are self powered
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Done
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onojsydzvhzfy niiicceee, i went past razlog n ended up in a golf club
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Mandy,

you signed up for a one month membership in April with us.
After three weeks (invoice unpaid), you messaged me that you want to upgrade to a three month membership to take advantage of our 3 month discount. I happily did for you, as you pointed out already we are not much of a business so less strict on our policies.

A few weeks later (invoice still unpaid), you messaged Cvetelina that you now want to downgrade your membership from 3 months to one month as you are barelly using the space and you want to leave Bansko early.
She and I both explained to you that this is not possible as there are 6 weeks since your signup, that our 3 month discount is given for a precommitment and because our community is not only about using the space but mostly about connecting with other members - something that you did a lot. But also that I would offer, again as a favor, retroactivly to change your membership to 2 months. You never answered any messages after this and left us without any payment.

Now, after being called out here, you have sent a partial payment for €175 because you think that this is fair. And you submitted payment with a note "paid in full" even though it is just a part of your open invoice and you spin a story here how bad I am about chasing you here even though this was just an oversight where you never got any payment reminders.

You have probably figured out that we are not going to chase your unpaid invoice through the courts and you are right about it -- not worth it especially when you are not in Bansko and difficult to get to through the Bulgarian system.
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Of course May, not April
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lots of drama here, i suggest xxagzihslg to keep it to DM and not blast this in a channel
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Did anyone catch the Balkans festival in Bansko last night?
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I stopped by the free concert.. it wasn't bad.. didn't stay long
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Still here, they've done some cracking covers tonight!
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We're heading Bankso -> Sofia Airport Tuesday 10th, leaving ~09:30. Considering a cab if anyone is making a similar journey and wants to share the cost.
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There is a ride share FB group and then just the regular FB groups where you might find people.
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bhvypsmsepejxqh me and a couple of other ppl went to balcanfest, was pretty nice , i was surpriced on how many ppl was at it
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Hello , Is Bansko good place for skiing and nomad working?
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Yes to both
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I'm seeking best place for nomad with skiing.
Bansko looks suitable.
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Is Bansko normally get snow in October? wow
I think the Bansko cost is incredibly low even in winter season.
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ddvisqbwoewoenmd just arrived in Sofia, #bulgaria
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hyspvhxnyuwitugoafmybc just arrived in Sofia, #bulgaria
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Hi there, wanna grab a coffee tomorrow morning? City Cafe looks like a nice place to hang out.
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I am going to greece for a week tomorrow morning but if you are staying in sofia for a bit longer, maybe we can organise a dinner meetup the week after.
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Sorry I'll be gone to Odessa by then 🇺🇦
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bbadplrqslwyemipsgcvfefjqi just arrived in Plovdiv, #bulgaria
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any recommendations for places to stay for a few nights until tuesday that i can pay cash?
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in sofia
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lost my bank card so cant do airbnb
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Have someone else make the reservation for you? I always stay here 5 Vintage
ul. "William Gladstone" 49, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 88 896 1606
maps.app.goo.gl/8Ebvcm454uwmNJP8A
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You can also try booking a pay at property place on booking.com
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ah ye booking.com has cash payments
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thanks!
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i have to wait till monday to go to hte bank to get my cards so limited on funds till then
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Easiest would just be to borrow someone else's card to pay on Airbnb.
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As many hotels require a large cash or credit card hold. A hostel would probably be ok though.
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ye thats what i did
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somewhere near soho
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gvxkfeihmzuvtugzkzzfwrwazk just arrived in Sofia, #bulgaria
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Back in bansko if anyone is around and wants to meet up. :)
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Hello, guys, any recommendation on traditional places to have dinner in Sofia?
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icljosawazmlkepm rakia bar raketa (it is a restaurant, not a bar)
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nnsirayilq this place looks super cool. Thanks, sound like the right choice for tonight o/
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it is traditional food with a modern twist and a good list of rakias to try if you are into it. hope it lives up to expectaions
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bzyyvoqmquqifmoh Pod Lipite is also worth a taxi ride to dine at.
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Delicious food and great atmosphere, me and my girlfriend loved the place. Thanks for the recommendation
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Oh, good to know Laura, I'll add to my list haha this place looks really "bulgarian"
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Lovely, im so glad.

Pod lipite is more of one of those old times traditional looking taverns which atmosphere I find a bit "heavy" and can only put up with in the mountains for a night or two in winter. Also usually full of tourists and noisy life music.
Otherwise, there are other more modern looking places where you can still find traditional grill and salads mixed with other food options.
Talents, Lavanda, Pastorant, Niko'las, Kosmos 360 are only a few of the modern ones with more gastronomic approach.
Spaghetti kitchen, Cactus are bigger places that dont disappoint too.
Made in home and made in blue are yummy, cosy and nice and usually full too, so call or go non peak dinner hours.
If it has to be old times experience The Hadjidragana tavern or Manastirska magernitsa are right in the city centre. But they have a lot of the same food in Skara bar, I believe.
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Oh dammit, I should have asked for local tips before haha I'm leaving by the end of the week. I'll come back next month, for Bansko this time, though. We are sooooo in love in Bulgaria, can't wait to come back already haha.
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I am headed to SEA in a month but if you guys wanna grab dinner this week DM me, I am in town.
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Good to know tips, I'll be there in either Nov or Dec, so I made note
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When will you be in bansko?
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We are not sure yet. We have a flight to Bulgaria for November 18th and we are trying to decide if we are going to stay 100% of the time in Bansko or if we'll make a stop in Plovdiv. Definitely somewhere between 18th and 28th, though, and we'll stay until Christmas. 😄
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plovdiv is lovely. with luck i'll be gone by then.
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Are you in Bansko at the moment?
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yep
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Nice, at the beginning I was thinking it was a really small place with not so much to do and that's why I thought it would be good to spend a little time in another place before going to Bansko. What is your point of view on this? Are there enough things to do and see within a month?
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depends on what you like to do. it is very small. there are limited activities. but i enjoy it for spending time with my friends, lovely scenery, relaxing and saving money. but if you like to party at clubs and have tons of touristy things to do, it's probably not the best choice. possibly clubs in winter, i don't do winter so i can't comment.
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Yeah, we are not the best on making friends and we are not really party rats but we do enjoy some museums and this tourists stuff haha so I think it is a good way to go, spend a week or so in somewhere else and then go down to Bansko haha thanks for your insights :)
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yeah, i think there may be 1-2 museums... maybe... ipibfowei might still be here then. too bad we won't overlap, i'd introduce you around.
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Sound good enough, I'm guessing it will be super cold so we'll be indoors most of the time haha just a quick question, do you if this Airbnb rooms in spa hotels are worth?
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nothing on airbnb will be worth it. how long will you stay? need a 1 br?
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Really? 😱 We'll stay only for a month. Yep, we use little space haha
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i can connect you with a friend. you'll pay probably less than half what you would on airbnb renting directly.
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are you on facebook?
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OMG! and we were already happy with the prices on airbnb haha
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for reference, i'm in an expensive apt and pay 225 euro/month
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Less then half indeed 😱
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it'll be a bit higher in winter as that's high season, but still cheaper than airbnb
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Totally! Cool, thanks for the tip
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Quick question, is Bansko quiet during the off-season? As in is there much of an issue with noisy neighbors? Loud music, barking dogs...
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very quiet
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assuming by off season you mean anything other than winter
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occasionally there will be events at the hotels that are loud. but if you stay down near the old town you'll avoid that.
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I think I'll do it, I need a quiet place to work out of where I can reliably get some sleep. Also being out of schengen means I can reset my visa. Basically I just want to eat, sleep, and work. There are co-working spaces there as well?
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BTW - I think we may have crossed paths in Boquete Panama, I'm not certain but it's a vague memory
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There is a coworking space if that's how you prefer to work.
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i've not been to panama, so it wasn't me. 🙂
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Ah, must have been a mixup. I guess it would be good to socialize in a coworking space for a bit. Will see how it goes. I'm going to plan on 1 month in UK, 3 months Czech, 3 months Bulgaria.
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there is plenty of social life going on without the coworking as well, so i'd keep that in mind too.
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<@U0D5UPTNZ just arrived in 🏂 Bansko, #bulgaria
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I found Bansko pretty quiet where I was living in the winter and spring tbh! But location will play a factor, particularly in season. Out of season, it is very quiet indeed. I used to walk back from the Grand Hotel gym at like 9pm most nights all the way to the gondola, and barely passed a soul from beginning of March or so 😂
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#bulgaria anyone know what the prices are like for lift tickets? i can’t seem to find just lift ticket prices on their website. i already have my board and everything… just want prices for lift tickets…
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i would ask in the bansko notice board group, assuming that's where you want info for.
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the what?
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facebook group
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oh
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i uh
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65 leva day pass was last years price if i remember correctly
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don’t have a fb account
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🙈
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ah. then you'll miss out on a lot since pretty much everything social happens on FB.
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i know 😞
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prices are going up this year from what i hear.
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i just don’t want to use FB
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they correct prices almost every year
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i get that. but there's a tradeoff. 🙂
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by “correct” do you mean they raise the prices? 😂
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you can have a FB account for gathering info without actively participating.
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>https://www.banskoski.com/en/page/ceni> prices would appear here in 2-4 weeks I believe
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jrzygjzxskz yup….
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hm i see thanks
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dang. these prices are even more than what I paid for 5 mountains in Colorado
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1300 Leva for a season pass
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I absolutely agree, I also have the same experience on resorts around tahoe 🙂
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Tahoe used to be like 1200 if i remember correctly
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but now most of them are owned by Vail Resort anyway
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so it’s actually more like 7+ mountain now with the season pass
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i’m quite surprised it costs this much for Bansko
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i had 5 day ski pass 4 nights stay or similar for $90 with some promo website called snowbomb or similar. I almost moved there
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5 days at different resorts tho, but was perfect for a visitor with a car 😄
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moved where? CO?
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Cali/Tahoe, havent been to Co yet, but really should visit
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5 day ski pass for $90 is crazy … i’ve never seen anything like that… which resort? it might be for some of the smaller places?
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the management of the resorts here is far from optimal, sadly…
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Vail Resort has made it a lot more difficult to get the cheaper deals now… they’re trying to move all the resorts upmarket, especially with Breckenridge
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sierra at tahoe was, included, the rest were smaller, boreal was one of them., then another 3 near by
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ah ok that make sense
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there used to be special days at different places around Tahoe for $20 a day
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i did like all the smaller ones as they were not crowded and we rode powder on a lot of them
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but… there’s like no room to move on those days :joy:… so many people.
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well, so you come well prepared for bansko crowds wise then 🙂
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it’s crowded?
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go during the week if you can, first chair
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😞 oh well. it’s still nice. i’ll deal with it.
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first two hours are ok, before the tourists manage to make their way up
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ah ok
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2 hours of active riding on crispy slopes and go drink tea and do your work
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it’s icy in the morning?
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depends, usually not, ice shows up around 1-2 pm
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to be icy int he morning it was to be warm the previous day enough for the snow to get slushy
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that sounds kinda like Vitosha in Sofia too
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yeah
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because of the way the mountain is situated… it’s in the shade by 1 or 2 and icy
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to my experience, there is ice underneat the layer of snow, and that layer of snow gets moved by people, so ice shows up
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even if harder in the am, it is smooth
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so no bumps to throw you around
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ah ok that i can deal with. i don’t like bumps
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i never like riding past 1 pm, it is the worst
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do you live in Bansko?
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No, Sofia. But used to go to Bansko quite a lot for quite some years before it got crazy 🙂
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i kinda wish i could do a day trip but i don’t think it’s realistic…
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i stayed in Sofia for 2 months earlier this year
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and we just went to Vitosha because… well it’s easy
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do you drive?
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yes but idk if i’m technically legally able to drive in Bulgaria
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Borovets is closer for a day trip
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international drivers license?
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i’m part curious about staying in Bansko for a bit since I keep hearing about it on here
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but i’m also thinking that i might go crazy after a few days
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nope. just US driver’s license.
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why crazy?
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idk, i either have to be visiting somebody or really like a small place… otherwise it just feels kind of like i’m “stuck”
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you cannot drive with only american one here, sorry
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i’m used to living in larger cities i guess
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it is easy to go and leave if i feels to small
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that’s true
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maybe i can do a week
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it is like most ski resorts with tons of restaurants and bars and shops
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when i spend most of my day outdoors i dont need much of town after 😄
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ditto… i’m not really a bar or shop person
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but i guess i kinda liked the routine i had in sofia
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despite the smog in winter.
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but i think it’s going to be the same in other places around the region
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have you tried plovdiv? it is a bit smaller than sofia, but a bit warmer and maybe less poluted
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i was in plovdiv… just that i have made some friends in sofia and i know no one in plovidv
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Sofia is in a depression inbetween mountains, hence the smog
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plovdiv
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gotcha
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I am trying to find the plovdiv nomads group on facebook but I cannot and you dont use it so completely irrelevant, but there are some people
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😅 it’s alright. i’ll manage. thanks for checking.
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sofia feels like the place i’m supposed to be when i’m in bulgaria because of the good memories i have there
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i've rented cars at least a half dozen times from different companies. no one has ever said anything about my license.
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they dont seem to follow the rules too much. if cops dont give you troubles, then even better
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i think technically you need an IDP but i've never been asked for one
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yup, thats what the law says and what i referred to.
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From my research, most countries respect a drivers license from a strong passport nation
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IDP's are just cheap standard ways to prove you have a license, mostly
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yeah, i've never had any country ask for anything but my license
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I think they were more important when licenses were just laminated paper anyone could make at a copy shop
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Somehow, embossing copy paper with a letterhead is better 🤷‍♂️ 😆
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thinking of it, an american license doubles as ID, so IDP should be even more unnecessary
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I've learned the more bureaucratic a country, the more they respect anything with an embossing. You could emboss some abstract genitalia on it, and they'll be like "wow, this looks official"
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tfbepcvaopm you can get your IDP in the mail.
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I am surprisingly not missing driving… it’s so weird because I love driving. But over the past 5 years I’ve only driven in New Zealand and then about a month or two when I’m back home. Anyone feeling the same?
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hahah yes but I’m lazy. 😄
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but we figured he does not even need to 😄
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I’m finding myself now thinking more and more along the line of “well, i’ll just sit here.”
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up until last winter i could count on my fingers and toes the number of times i'd driven in most of the last decade. since last winter i've driven a ton. and since i'm about to live in a vehicle, i'll be driving even more.
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yeah, i don't think he needs it, but it can be peace of mind.
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although I have to say the marshuka in the Georgian mountain was pretty scary. I did not want to see how they drive.
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i only got mine because i happened to be in the US and some companies in italy require them to rent and i was renting with my mom on our trip.
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doesn’t the IDP only last for 1 year, though U03K95VPN?
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but it does come in handy. being able to pop to the shop yesterday to get stuff for my dinner party was nice.
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i read somewhere that it’s AAA that gives it out and you have to renew every year or something
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yes, it's fucking annoying.
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it feels more like a money grab than anything tbh
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but since i can do it via mail it's not a huge deal.
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it totally is
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it's stupid
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i don’t understand how i could suddenly “forget” how to drive after a year
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but some countries are a pain in the ass.
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are you in Bansko now?
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it's not for that. it translates your personal info into multiple languages
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yes, in bansko now
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i remember reading somewhere you were trying to buy a place there
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ah okay. staying for the winter too?
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that was my initial plan. but i did more research.
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no. leaving asap.
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before the toursits arrive?
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waiting on my idiot lawyer to finish things up
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before winter arrives
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i don't do winter
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😂
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i would already be gone if it wasn't for this moron i'm working with who doesn't actually work.
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i don't particularly do tourists either but i'd probably not see much of them. i have a nice group of friends here so i have my own social scene.
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no i meant that you’re escaping the tourist influx in winter
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where are you going to go that’s warm in europe?
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i thought about tunisia and possibly egypt
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but in the end i’m headed to romania to visit friends instead
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so i guess i’ll be cold
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warmish
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will head south towards albania. then possibly over to turkey and cyprus. we shall see.
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i don't need super warm. but i want exactly 0 to do with snow.
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isn’t Cyprus Schengen?
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no
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malta is schengen
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oh i always get those two mixed up
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yeah. it's not uncommon
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Do you think it will be okay to find transportation from Bansko to Sofia on Dec. 27th?
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if nothing else you can hire a private driver, but i don't see why you would have a problem. it's not a holiday
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i would probably book in advance if you can though given it's the friday before new years so lots of people will probably be heading up for the holiday.
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Right, that makes sense, thanks 😄
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On the IDP note. I've made myself an IDP since it was just 20$ and I've heard some countries in Eastern Europe don't like when driver doesn't have a local/international license (Slovakia, I think), but at the same time thankfully I never needed it. And it also has a supe short timespan - I think just 1 year.
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hey guys, I've noticed that are only a few options to take a bus from Sofia to Plovdiv in the afternoon, would anyone recommend another way to go?
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where are you looking? there must be a buss almost every hours. Lemme check
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oh, wait, it might be because there is some super fast train between sofia and plovdiv now.
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central bus station website >https://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/>>br />(can buy bus tickets online, have go be at the station at least 30 min before departure to grab you ticket from the desk if it is like the old days)

all trains here:


train tickets online >https://bileti.bdz.bg/>
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I've read the same in two blogs and there are only two options on the omnio app for the afternoon. But thank you for your help, I guess I will have no problem to get to Plovdiv then 🙂
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no worries. I did not find that super fast train though…not sure what have happened. was in the news back in the day.
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Thanks plhzdxcbl for that link. Seems like rail travel is a good option.
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<@UL3A87CTV just arrived in Plovdiv, #bulgaria
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