Hitting the slopes
12.03.2012 - 18.03.2012
After a whirlwind farewell to London, trying to pack as many good times as we could all weather gear into our back packs, we were headed for Bulgaria to unwind with a week on the slopes. We had a bit of a shaky start, me with remembering how to snowboard from last years efforts and Taui taking a couple of days out crook. We also didn't have any heating in our apartment for the first couple of nights, so we were absolutely freezing!
Admittedly, we knew nothing about Bulgaria, its history, culture or language as we were fixated on the snow, so we were both devouring Sofia with our eyes when we flew in, taking in the Soviet-esque landscape and constructivist style monuments. We weren't planning on being entrenched in culture in a ski resort so we didn't feel too bad. We found ourselves fitting in by fixating on the speed skiing that played on just about every TV from the top of the mountain to the cafes and bars at the foot. For some reason everyone we met was called George, so that made it simple to remember names.
We had a lot of fun over the week, Bansko is a great wee resort with plenty of snow to yourself, although it was just starting to turn a little slushy. We caught up with one of the George's in Greece, almost a month later, who let us know there was still plenty of snow up there with the season continuing til the end of April.