Monthly Archives: December 2013

Go With Flo - Learn Bulgarian Lesson 1

All New on the Eastern Front. Travelling to Bulgaria is like travelling in time. Toward the past ? I'm not sure actually. If you can still meet some old Trabbies around sofia (Symbol of the eastern Block), Bulgaria has moved forward a lot since the end of the Soviet empire.

In the streets, old buildings from different cultures, skateboarders and free Wifi ! Past - Present - Future. It is hard for me to share my passion for eastern countries, moving forward, opening to other countries, creating opportunities.

What didn't I expect ? The mountains and Mediterranean culture. Bulgaria is pretty far south, and when I talk "eastern Europe", you may not imagine "outdoor sports", mountain biking and skateboarding. The Balkans and the mount Vitosha (a step from Sofia) are the open playground to bulgarian youth. Mediteranean ? What to eat ? An "almost" ceasar salad, fresh fruits and veggies, what to drink? a good old bulgarian yogurt !

My mission was to meet a couple of riders to practice with them, what I found was a bunch of new friends, in the same kind of ambiance I grew up in, in the French Alps. French, Bulgarian, we may sometimes look at each other like we come from an other planet, but in the end, we both live in one end of the Alps.

Go With Flo - Learn Bulgarian Lesson 1 par flomotionprod

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Go With Flo - Learn Bulgarian Trailer

I met Lubomir in the beginning of 2013 in a french ABM - Travel Film Festival. He was representing Bulgaria through his travel company :

When he asked me if I was shooting the next #GoWithFlo episode in Bulgaria, I already had a couple of other destinations planned ! I didn't know much about Bulgaria, but I DO have a BIG interest for Eastern European countries. So I asked him a little bit more.

Soon, we really clicked. He needed a dude with fresh ideas to shoot a sport video in Sofia / Bulgaria. What would Bulgaria look like through the eyes of a skateboarder, a mountain biker or a paraglider ?

The purpose for HIM ? To promote his company, they organize bike tours in the mountains all around Bulgaria and want to show the country as a "Sport and Cultural destination"

The purpose for BULGARIA : To apply for "Sofia, capital of Culture 2019", and to improve their reputation as an Eastern European destination.


Check the two videos I created "Learn Bulgarian Lesson 1 and 2" and tell me if you still see Bulgaria the same way !


Learn Bulgarian - Trailer par flomotionprod

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