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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 120 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.

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.

Andrea Lazarova
Andrea Lararova - Accounting Department

Studying economics, Andrea has joined the Penguin team after graduating 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.

Lyuben Sinadinski
Lyuben Sinadinski - Trekking, cycling & horseriding

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kalina
Kalina Dimitrova - Scandinavian Department

Kalina Dimitrova-Kristiansen has spent 18 years in the northern countries-Denmark and Norway-living,studying and working as a musician there,obtaining a Master Degree from the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo.Her greatest interest are music,foreign languages,history and traveling.She considers working in Penguin travel as a great opportunity for using scandinavian languages in dynamic and interesting environment.

Vera
Vera Nikolova - Cultural, trekking, cycling & horseriding

Graduated Business Administration in Sofia University, she started in Penguin Travel's team a year ago. Loves to work with people, loves active adventures and likes to think that tourism is a complex job!

Vesislava
Vesislava Atanasova - Cultural, trekking, cycling & horseriding

Vesislava was born in 1996 and she is our young dragon in the Penguin team. She graduated her bachelor degree in Tourism in University Prof. Asen Zlatarov, Burgas. Her passion is to travel and rather dive into the different culture, traditions and everyday life of the local people. She started job in the company in the inbound department, making sure that every traveler will have the best experience based on their personal interests. Over the time she started developing her tour leading skills as well and now she is one of our guides who are more than happy to share all their knowledge with you on our cultural tours.

Vladi
Vladimir Sestrimski - Cultural, trekking, cycling & horseriding

Vlad is a difficult one. He is colour blind but likes photography. Dyslexic but wrote for a newspaper. (and surprise, surprise...) Has a terrible sense of direction and is now a guide! Born in BG, studied to be an actor, but worked mostly as a social worker, abroad. Now he is back in the homeland, "To finally get to know the place", he says. Dude smiles a lot, has a lot of stories, but is not too sociable, unless you bring a cat.

East European Discovery Northbound - Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus 1290 , 15 Days

East European Discovery Northbound - Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus

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South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

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Chernobyl as a travel destination

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Chernobyl as a travel destination

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The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


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The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


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What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...