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Lancelot Nelson; show host

Lancelot Nelson

Hello, I'm your host on Bulgaria Now. As co-owner of App Factory Ltd, I enjoy technology and entrepreneurship. 

I love skiing and paragliding. I own and manage and Bansko App.

I love good food, cooking, restaurants and, most of all, learning from others whilst making podcasts. I'm passionate about helping others get the most out their time in Bulgaria.

Vesey Crichton; regular guest

Vesey Crichton

Director of the premium Sofia lettings company one of Bulgaria Now's regular sponsors.

Vesey is a regular guest on the show. Vesey loves tech, meditation and travel. He plays a key role in bringing foreigners together in Bulgaria.

Thank you to and to Vesey for your support

Clive Leviev-Sawyer; a regular guest.  

Clive Leviev-Sawyer; a regular guest.  

Clive is the Editor-in-Chief at the Sofia Globe. A man who stands in his own truth.

A guest that brings so much clarity, wisdom and knowledge on the political, economic and cultural state of Bulgaria. 

He serves this intelligence up with a delicious dry sense of humour. Essential listening.

Yana Petkova; Grape Central

Ivaylo Simov;

Ivaylo Simov;

Yana Petkova 

Yana loves wine. She brings wine knowledge that would be hard to beat.

Her passion for Austrian wine is legendary.

A restaurant entrepreneur. Her latest co foundered venue is Grape Central.

Ivaylo Simov

Ivaylo is one of three partners behind Eleven start-up accelerator fund based in Sofia.

Ivaylo is a huge supporter of the new ways of doing things in Bulgaria. The tech hub in Sofia is much the better with his enthusiasm and guidance.


Paromita Sanatini and Christine Milner

Paromita and Christine; Inside Sofia co-editors

Paromita Sanatani and Christine Milner have a a very special friendship and a successful business partnership, Their publications are Sofia the insider's guide and In Your Pocket Mini Guides (to Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas and Veliko Tarnovo).

Websites  and

Long time expats living in Sofia their contribution to Episode #19 makes essential listening. I expect they will be back on the show to share more about politics, eating out and living in Sofia.