Our Team

Dimiter Popov
Dimiter Popov - Trekking & Cycling

A geographer and former mountain guide and ski-instructor Dimo founded Penguin Travel in Copenhagen in 1989. Having visited over 100 countries he is a member of the Danish Travellers Club (De Berejstes Klub). Dimo still leads most of the groups to new destinations. He takes care of all equestrian and cycling programmes in Bulgaria.

Maria Kostadinova
Maria Kostadinova - Scandinavian Department

Maria has a Master degree in International Relations from the University of World and National Economy is Sofia, which helped her get into the history and politics of various countries around the world. This combined with her passion for travelling and exploring new and interesting places has lead her to her current position as a tour consultant at Penguin Travel. Maria has special interest for countries like Iran, Mongolia and Spain, which she has visited several times, but in her list of favourite destinations you will also find Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Croatia, Italy, Denmark etc.

Tsvetelina Taushanova
Tsvetelina Taushanova - Transsiberian Department

Life is an endless journey especially when one has passion for travel. Tsvetelina joined Penguin Travel in 2007, after getting her university degree in Tourism. Since then she has organised numerous trips all over the world including to the most remote points of the globe. Now she knows that visiting Ulan Bator one should certainly try Mongolian Barbeque and Goroka show is a must-see event in Papua New Guinea. Being specialist in Trans-Siberian Railway, she has tasted herself the adventure of this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Other favourite destinations of hers are Latin America and Africa.

Lubomir Gatev
Lyubomir Gatev - Horseriding

Super Lubo - born in November 1988, worked for the company three and a half years. Studied tourism in New Bulgarian University. Lives in a small village in the Rhodope Mountains, near Plovdiv. Join the firm as a guide-horseback riding and biking.

Antonia Todorova
Antonia Todorova - Financial Manager

Antonia has worked more than 14 years as Financial Manager and she is a part of Penguin’s team more than 6 years. She has visited over 30 countries. Working for Penguin Travel gives her a great chance to combine her professional skills with her passion for traveling.

Emilia Georgieva
Emilia Georgieva - Back Office Department

Graduated International Economic Relations from the University of World and National Economy in Sofia, she is a part from Penguin Travel for almost 5 years. Started at the accounting department, she continued to develop her skills in inbound tourism- organizing all the procedure of servicing a tour, training new employees in this area and overseeing. Now she coordinates and supervises the operations of the back office department.

Vladimira Petrova
Vladimira Petrova - Visa Department

Vladimira is graduated with an international tourism qualification from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies at the University of National and World Economy – Sofia. She wants to learn more about the culture, customs and traditions of people. Her favourite destinations are Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and the mountains of Bulgaria (Rhodope, Rila and Stara Planina). In Penguin Travel she is responsible for collection and submission of documents for issuing visa and for responding to the enquiries of Russian clients.

Pencho Penchev
Pencho Penchev – Birdwatching

A naturalist by nature, Pencho is a member of the Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds. As a researcher in animal breeding he implements the initiatives of the Society for preservation and restoration of habitats into farming on regional scale. He is a birder with good insight into bird behavior and identification, well acquainted with the Bulgarian open country and ornithologically interesting spots. Pencho joined Penguin Travel in 2010 and he loves touring – being in touch with nature and meeting people of the ilk. An enthusiastic bird picker and a nice company – your guiding bird and fellow.

Lyuben Sinadinski
Lyuben Sinadinski - Trekking, cycling & horseriding

Lyuben was born in 1990 and began climbing at the age of 13. Since then nature and adventure have been his passion. Graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Master’s Degree in Financial control and Auditing, he became part of Penguin’s team at the beginning of 2011.

He considers himself lucky to have a job that largely involves communication with highly motivated and experienced people in travelling. He finds inspiration in undiscovered destinations and customers’ desires.

Ivan Dimov
Ivan Dimov - Back Office Manager

Ivan has finished bachelor degree in Tourism and master's degree in Human resources. He has a rich experience in managing hotels and restaurants, but yet he is eager to gain more knowledge in tourist agency business. He likes to travel and communicate with different people. Ivan is part of Penguin Travel team since 2014.

Anton Stoichov
Anton Stoychov - Trekking, MTB, Cycling

Anton is an experienced mountain guide who can lead you through all kind of conditions – storm, snow, rain and sun safely to your destination. Born at the feet of Great Rila Mountain, his extensive knowledge of beautiful trails, paths and routes was in his blood since he started working in the magnificent area of the Rila lakes at very young age. A prominent mountain runner, he competes in races on a high altitude with final line hidden usually up in the clouds of the peak. Anton is a leader of our mtb bike tours, a bike expert and energetic explorer of new bike trails in the country and abroad. Family groups, cyclist lovers, hikers and tourists will find excellent company and guide in their adventures with Penguin Travel.

Zdravko Grigorov
Zdravko Grigorov - Scandinavian Department

Zdravko graduated in Scandinavian Studies in 2015, and was already a member of the Penguin Team during his last year of studies at Sofia University. His extensive knowledge about the Scandinavian cultures, combined with his passion for travel, lead him to his career as a travel consultant at Penguin Travel. There, he organizes tours across the world primarily, but not exclusively, for Penguin's Scandinavian customers, and whenever he has the chance, he readily joins them in their adventures!

Atanas Dochev
Atanas Dochev - Product Manager

Atanas graduated in Political Science and worked in the sphere of media research, before deciding to pursue his passion for travel and adventure and join the Penguin team. He likes spending his time traveling to distant lands and meeting different people and cultures, but his favorite type of adventure is mountain exploration. Whether on foot, bike or ski Atanas is always eager to share his time in the mountains with various sorts of people, which led him to the position of product manager and mountain bike guide at Penguin Travel.

Mariela Tsonkova - Penguin Travel
Mariela Tsonkova - Accounting Department

Studying accounting, Mariela has joined the Penguin team at the end of her senior year at the University of National and World Economy,Sofia. As a part of the Accounting Department, she has been dealing with the accounts payable/receivable. Her desire for visiting new places all around the world and the interest in some different aspects of the common accounting has made her to become a part of the team.

Mariela Tsonkova - Penguin Travel
Nedelin Radkov - Scandinavian Department

Nedelin discovered his knack for linguistics and culture at an early age, teaching himself English and ultimately graduating with a degree in Scandinavian studies from Sofia University. Now he is fluent in 4 languages and has had the opportunity too utilize his proficiency in Swedish and Norwegian abroad. Ned spends even his free time traveling for pleasure, constantly seeking his next adventure and is willing to experience any new place that the world has to offer.