Lubomir Popiordanov created Zig Zag Holidays travel agency in 1999. His background is huge: master of law, alpinist, passionate traveller, photographer, painter, author of over 100 articles and a book, producer of films, publisher and philanthropist… it is hard to mention all! He is also the co-founder of two associations: “Mountains and People” and the Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism. More than ever he spends time to participate in and initiate socially significant causes like nature protection and preservation of the Bulgarian cultural heritage. He believes that Bulgaria can be a prestigious place to live in.
Education: Master of Political Science Special interests: history, ethnography Mountain experience: Ivan Dinkov is a licensed mountain leader. He has climbed 18 peaks in the Alps including the two highest ones – Montblanc and Dufourspitze. He has also been to such peaks like Bernina, Grossglockner and Finsterarhoorn. Travelling a lot across the whole Balkan peninsula he has climbed almost each mountain in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Romania and Montenegro. Of course, he is familiar to all of the Bulgarian mountains. He publishes his travel notes in specialized tourist sites. For him the mountain is freedom, silence and sense. Driving license: Yes
Education: Molecular Biology; English Philology Special interests: botany, mountaineering and climbing, nature , history Mountain experience: 11 years Driving license: Yes
Education: Physics, specialized in Meteorology Special interests: Rock/ice climbing Mountain experience: 19 years in the mountains with his friends and 9 years professional tour leader of French groups, he shares the pleasure of discovering the mountains over and over again, adding good wine for relax in the evening! He participated in expeditions in the Alps and Himalayas Driving license: No
Education: secondary Special interests: botany, history, photography, mountain biking, ski Mountain experience: 10 years as a mountain guide; 20 years in the Bulgarian mountains Driving license: Yes
My interest in wine lasts for more many years. I regularly visit wine fairs, courses, tastings and other wine events in Bulgaria. Therefore, I can definitely say that I am very well familiar with the “wine map” of Bulgaria and my knowledge is up-to-date, also, I really like travelling. I am a WSET® CERTIFIED Level 2 Wines & Spirits (passed with distinction) by the London Wine & Spirit School, also a certified tour guide and a member of The Association of Bulgarian tour guides. Wine is my passion, my hobby, my interest but not my profession – and this is on purpose so. The profession may invisibly turn itself into routine and routine kills passion. I’m determined not to lose the pure pleasure of drinking and enjoying wine and sharing it with you!