Lyuba Kutincheva (1910-1998)

Born in Tarnovo. In her childhood lived in Romania and Turkey. Graduated from a high school in Romania and journalism in Paris. Correspondent of foreign newspapers. Fluent in French, Romanian, Turkish, Russian, Arabic and Esperanto. Traveled in the Middle and Far East, North Africa, South Sakhalin and Madagascar (1929-1939)q where she met local culture and famous people, gave lectures on Bulgaria. Published a travel book Japan – Personal Impressions, Observations and Studies (1942).