about me

Emil Danailov
Along Mekong

A lens wide open journey

Hi there! My name is Emil Danailov, a travel journalist and photographer from Bulgaria. Having the soul of a nomad and a degree in Literature I spent the first decade of this century as editor-in-chief of Odysseus, the most popular travel magazine in Bulgaria at the time. Since then I’ve been writing for various online and print media outlets. As a photographer I’m interested in street, portrait, everyday lifestyle and landscape, as well as adventures in the great outdoors. I share my experience in travel photography by organizing workshops and photo tours, both in Bulgaria and abroad.

You can see a small selection of my photos in the gallery below and if you want to see more, please visit the Bulgarian language version of the website, where you’ll also find lots to read – as long as you aren’t intimidated by the sometimes arbitrary translations by Google. 🙂

For your convenience you can click here for photos from Bulgaria, here for photos from around the world, here for outdoor pictures, here for other kind of photography and here for the travel articles, essays and some poetry.

If you want to get in touch, drop me a line here or write to emil.danailov@gmail.com.


Ribnovo village, BulgariaRafting, BulgariaOdle/Geisler, DolomitesDubrovnikHa Long bay, VietnamPirin Mountains, BulgariaCham minority, VietnamTunisiaBulgariaMaramures, RomaniaAngkor WatCorvinilor castle, RomaniaSt. Charalambos day, BulgariaShiraz, IranIranVeniceCambodiaVietnamAka woman, ThailandOdle/Geisler, DolomitesPirin Mountains, BulgariaBalkan Mountains, BulgariaRhodope Mountains, BulgariaBangkokKindergarten in MyanmarVietnamThailandTunisiaShkoder, AlbaniaCambridgeWestminster Abbey, LondonTimisoara, RomaniaRibnovo village, BulgariaBulgariaKhamu village, LaosKosovo village, BulgariaCopenhagenMatka Canyon, MacedoniaPlain of jars, LaosA silent village. BulgariaRibnovo village, BulgariaKhamu village, LaosMahaganayon Monastery, MyanmarHmong rituals, LaosRhodope Mountains, BulgariaOhrid Lake, MacedoniaRila Mountains, BulgariaBulgarian mechanicBulgariaLittle Budha. Shwedagon Paya, YangonMyanmarThailandKotor, MontenegroSarajevoPirin Mountains, BulgariaVitosha Mountain, BulgariaHorse riding, BulgariaHorse riding, BulgariaApuseni Mountains, RomaniaRibnovo village, BulgariaRibnovo village, BulgariaBangkokVeniceDospat Lake, BulgariaVietnamLuang Prabang, LaosCambodiaBulgariaBukovina, RomaniaApuseni Mountains, RomaniaCarpathian Mountains, RomaniaTre Cime, DolomitesBalkan Mountains, BulgariaVikos Gorge, GreeceMaramures, RomaniaRibnovo village, BulgariaVeronaVeniceAlba Julia, RomaniaBulgariaBlack sea coast, BulgariaBlack sea coast, BulgariaLate autumnLate autumnBulgariaIn a fortified church, RomaniaA Roma quarter, BulgariaA Roma man, Bulgaria