I`m 38 years old, living in Sofia.
Graduated Master in Political Science.
Journalist more than 17 years.Over the years I have worked as a writer, editor and presenter of many cultural programs on radio, television and print media.
While earning a Cultural Studies degree at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski," Irina Asiova simultaneously learned how to thrive in the journalism world as a trainee in the Duma newspaper (which was at that time under the rule of the legendary Stefan Prodev). Shortly thereafter, she had the good fortune of sharpening her journalistic sword amid the 24 hour newspaper cycle, a learning experience few of today's aspiring journalists are still able to achieve. In 12 years as a reporter and senior editor in the entertainment section of one of Bulgaria's most influential daily newspapers, Asiova interviewed almost every Hollywood star to land on Bulgarian soil, as well as a multitude of local celebrities. Her most recent artistic endeavors include her work for the hot monthly magazine BIOGRAPH, for which Irina tells her stories of cavorting with the rich and famous and her further adventures around the Globe.
Iskra Koynova graduated from the school of Eastern philology at the St. Climent Ohridski University in Sofia, where she studied Turkish and Arabic languages. She worked as an editor for a Turkish language publication, while simultaneously finishing her degree in Journalism. Her next job was at the Bulgarian national aviators’ newspaper. Then, in October of 1989, a mysterious new position is created at the Bulgarian Airlines company – Public Relations. Iskra was selected for the job and for the next 8 years she was one of the first PR professionals working in Bulgaria.
Having set foot on all continents and accumulating emotions from over 80 countries, Iskra has authored hundreds of travel articles in leading Bulgarian publications. She will remain forever enchanted by the exoticism, beauty and aromas of Asia. She maintains that noisy and festive locations are her favorite spots to relax.
Iskra has been a member of ABUJET and FIJET for 23 years now. She was also a member of FIJET’s financial control committee for 4 consecutive years.
Още от първи курс в Софийския университет Юлия Вълкова участва в списването на университетския вестник. Стажува в Националното радио и във в. „Народна младеж“. Първата й месторабота е в. „Българска армия“, а след година - във в. „Труд“. По-късно участва в създаването на седмичника, който днес е „Жълт Труд“. Автор е на много материали в областта на културата, модата, естетиката, туризма, виното, храната. Днес продължава тази традиция в личния си сайт luxurylifebg.com. Не спира да пътувам у нас и в чужбина и да се удивлява на природата, обичаите, традициите, които я вдъхновяват да продължава да обичам професията на журналиста.
Milena Tzankova - Hommenga is a Dutch artist originally from Bulgaria.She has been living and working in the Netherlands since 1992.
Milena graduated from the Sofia Academy of Art in 1986 and devoted herselfto painting and photography. Her artistic medium of expression is varied andranges from painting portraits and landscapes to computer graphics andphotography. Milena is fascinated by Nature"s colours and shapes, which shemakes the subjects of her paintings and pictures. Milena"s projects alsodeal with complex relationships in society and the relationships between manand nature.
Currently she is involved with a large scale project concerning theaftermath of the raising of the " iron curtain" that touched the fates ofmany people. As part of this project Milena published her first novel, LifeUnder the Red Star in Bulgarian, which was published by Gutenberg PublishingHouse in 2010 in Sofia.
Plamen Starev is SG of ABUJET. He is a member of FIJET more than 20 years. He is a Chairman of the prestigious International Committee for the Golden Apple Award.
Plamen is an author of more than 3,000 publications in Bulgarian and foreign media.
In 2012 he is a winner of the prestigious award „Marco Polo" for the publication of a tourist topic.
Sava Chapanov is a Bulgarian freelance photographer and traveler. His photographs appear on the pages of TANK magazine (UK), GEO (BG), Lideres mexicanos (Mex), El conocedor (Mex), Gastrotour (Mex), www.dnevnik.bg, EVA (BG), Cherga BG, etc.. Sava’s photos have participated in several exhibitions and brought him prizes in various contests. Member of UBJ (Union of Bulgarian Journalists), FIJET and ABUJET, photography instructor in Ivailo Stoyanov’s “School for contemporary photography”.
Assoc. Prof. Vanya Vasileva PhD teaches various disciplines in the field of tourism and geography at Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen. She is the author of over 80 scientific publications in the field of tourism. The most popular of the published books and textbooks are Natural tourist resources of Bulgaria, Anthropogenic tourist resources of Bulgaria and others.