Location: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Professional experience: Works as a mountain leader since 2001, both with individuals and organized groups mainly from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. His hobbies of photography and writing have also spawned opportunities to be the author of several guidebooks on Bulgaria.
Experience in the mountains: Knows well all the major mountain areas of Bulgaria like Rila, Pirin, the Rhodopes, the Balkan Range, Vitosha, etc. Has hiked in the region of Berner Oberland in the Swiss Alps, Olympus Mountains in Greece, Teide volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and trekked in the Indian Himalayas.
Interests: hiking, trekking, mountain biking, photography, writing, mountain flowers, traditional food.
2012 – Tour Guide Award, Professional Education Center – Mishel Sofia, Bulgaria, Certificate №A8/463-26/2012;
2011 – IML (International Mountain Leader), member of UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Associations);
2004 – 2005 – Mountain Leader Award, Mountains and People Association, Certificate №032679/2005;
2001 – Member of Mountains and People Association;
1998 – 2002 – Bachelor degree in Tourism, Sofia University, Bulgaria;
1998 – Driving license, active driver.
Languages: German, English
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Author: Lyuben Grancharov
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.