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Get Snappy 7: Bansko & Sofia, Bulgaria

Get Snappy 7: Bansko & Sofia, Bulgaria

I’ve sort of screwed myself this week, because I’ve shared so many of my photos from Bansko already. Only yesterday I posted a photo post stuffed full of all my best mountain pictures from this past week, because even though I knew I should probably just share them in this post, I was a) impatient and b) wanted to carve out a space just for those images. So yes, there are a few repeats in this Get Snappy. I had…

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Magic mountains

Magic mountains

Mountains are just extremely majestic. I feel like that’s as close to a fact as an opinion can ever be. When you’re just a tiny human and you stand next to a colossal hunk of rock that makes you an ant at its feet, it’s hard not to be wowed. Snow-covered mountains are even more magical, because they possess all the awesome qualities of your average mountain except instead of being dull grey and covered in dirt they are bright…

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New skills, big bruises and being cool: learning to snowboard

New skills, big bruises and being cool: learning to snowboard

When we planned this trip to Bulgaria, I knew I wanted to try snowboarding. Skiing is good, but snowboarding is cool, and that’s clearly the main motivation behind my decision-making. I mean, I’ve spent the past couple of days on a snowboard and I have multiple ear piercings – I think it’s the coolest I’ve ever been. However, while I stand by snowboarding being a cool sport, it is decidedly less cool as a beginner, because you spend most of…

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Bansko, Bulgaria: an underrated location for hurtling down a mountain on two sticks

Bansko, Bulgaria: an underrated location for hurtling down a mountain on two sticks

This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me: I always have a lot of plans. I’m constantly dreaming up trips I want to take, goals I wanted to set and projects I want to start. Every week I come home bouncing, saying, “I’ve had an idea.” My head is so busy with potential plans that I have to remember that there are other people whose visions I care about too and that their plans also have to…

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Get Snappy 6: Bansko, Bulgaria

Get Snappy 6: Bansko, Bulgaria

Today, I’m writing to you from Bansko, Bulgaria! I’m spending this week up in the mountains, skiing and snowboarding and eating copious amounts of chocolate biscuits, before spending next weekend in Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital) and then heading back to London. Today was our first day skiing up on the mountain and it was a BLAST. I haven’t skied in over four years and was pleasantly surprised by my residual skiing abilities. Bansko is gloriously crowd-free – we didn’t queue for…

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