ADVENTURE TRAVEL SUMMIT, CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 2011

ADVENTURE TRAVEL SUMMIT, CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 2011

The 8 th annual event of the World Adventure Tourism Organization, ATTA ( www.adventuretravel.biz ) took place in Chiapas, Mexico. More than 55 countries were present at the event and more than 650 delegates attended the Adventure Travel World Summit.

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BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 4

BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 4

I have not been back to Bulgaria since the last Odysseia newsletter in June. I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. Above all, I miss that spectacular scenery, fresh food and heart warming rakiya. Nazdrave! However, my last visit did inspire me to take up golf.  I started seriously in August and am just about to take the French ‘Carte Verte’ exam* which will...

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BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 3

BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 3

“I’m just back from my fifth trip to Bulgaria in two years. This time I spent three days at the new RIU Pravets hotel & golf resort learning to play golf. The weather was not brilliant, but it’s been pretty strange recently all over Europe. All in all, a great experience in a great place and now I am hooked on golf as well as Bulgaria. I finished up with a couple...

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DISCOVER A BULGARIAN TRADITION: ENYOVDEN

DISCOVER A BULGARIAN TRADITION: ENYOVDEN

Enyovden is one of Bulgaria’s most celebrated national holidays, along with Easter, Christmas and St. George’s Day. It takes place on 24th June and coincides with St. John Baptist’s Day. It is both a religious feast and a traditional folk ritual. The celebrations of this day have mystical pagan roots and are related to the summer solstice, healing waters and wild herbs.

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Experience a traditional Bulgarian Easter…

Experience a traditional Bulgarian Easter…

Easter is probably one of the most celebrated holidays in the country of yogurt. It’s a favourite time for children and grown-ups alike. The tradition starts with the painting of boiled eggs on the Thursday, crawling under the shroud of Christ on Good Friday, followed by a...

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BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 2

BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 2

BULGARIA FOR BEGINNERS 2 In 10 years as a travel journalist, I had never received any information on Bulgaria, let alone written anything about it or ever felt the urge to visit the country. Yes, I knew about the Black Sea, cheap sun and skiing, but that image of mass tourism is not a positive one. All that changed when I had the chance to go there for the first time. In the...

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3 EUR for the Bulgarian Nature

3 EUR for the Bulgarian Nature

The initiative “3 Euros for the Bulgarian Nature” launched in 2008 by Odysseia-In and was supported by 10 tour operators from France, Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland and Austria

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Odysseia - In: Co-Founder of the Danube Competence Center

Odysseia - In: Co-Founder of the Danube Competence Center

The Danube Competence Centre (DCC) isanassociation of members from the public, the private and the non-governmental sector

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