Legs are shaking. Heart is pounding. Head is spinning. Palms getting sweaty. Breathe! You know you will survive. You might not believe me when I say that I’m a travelblogger and I have a fear of flying. I really do. I’m a tourism professional and I do know that the chance of dying in your own bed is more likely than in a plane crash. … Continue reading Travel blogger has a fear of flying?!
The people around you are unfamiliar. The culture, their habits, their view of life is completely different. It’s exciting, intriguing and scary. You have jumped out of your comfort zone to get new experiences. The unfamiliarity of things is what trigger the culture shock. You would like to get something that reminds you of home. Culture shock strikes when you enter a new country, a … Continue reading Culture shock at home
Whenever I travel I try to look for a local service instead of an international chain. Why do I do it? Does it matter where you stay or where you dine? I want to support the local entrepreneurs because it will affect the wellbeing in that country. The locals will use the money to support the local economy. International chains are spreading all over the world and … Continue reading Choose wisely, choose local!
Paris, Nice, Brussels, München, Istanbul, Thailand -what do these places hold in common? Unfortunately they all have been part of sad events related to terrorist attacks. If you have checked the news during this year of 2016 you know they have been sad. Sad things have happened inside Europe and further away. Everyone should be aware but should we be scared? If you are scared, … Continue reading Do the news define your travelling behaviour?
Sound. Waves crashing to the shore. The sea is coming back. High tide. Leaves of the palm trees soughing together. Fan rolling around and around and around. That’s my brightest memory of a sound on my travels. Trips we make are full of sounds. Sounds create memories. What is your clearest memory from your travels with sounds and voices? When you travel remember to take your … Continue reading Four senses of travel
Have you already experienced the future of flying with advanced technology? That’s how Finnair promotes their new airplane, the A350 XWB. Finnair was the first airline in Europe to receive a new fleet of A350s and I got to experience it earlier this year. The news have been harsh on Finnair’s new fleet of A350s. There were delays in their delivery and when Finnair had … Continue reading Flying with Zorro
Have you ever tried yoga or meditation? I have. I tried yoga a couple of times but it wasn’t my thing. But nowadays for millions of people it is a daily routine. Not only yoga but also the whole wellness tourism plays a significant role in tourism industry. According to Yeoman in year 2022 health and wellness tourism will make up 22 % of world’s … Continue reading Are you already part of the billion euro wellness industry?
I love working with people. At the airport I probably meet a thousand of them each day. Short conversations, lifelong stories – The sweetest people on Earth and the most irritating ones. But who do I consider as the worst? The ones who don’t appreciate you because you are a customer servant. I’ve heard too many times the insults like “fuck you”, “shut up” and … Continue reading It’s only a customer service worker
Night is sinking in, the sky is cloudless and the stars are shining. It’s moist and warm. The moon lights, the white sand and the sea. Reggae is pounding to the air. The air is thickening with the smell of burning gasoline and the fire is spinning wilder and wilder. The audience is filled with tourists holding their breath and whispering silent “wows”. I know … Continue reading Inside the glass
What comes to your mind when you think of Egypt as a tourist destination nowadays? Bomb attacks? Stabbed westerns in a hotel in Hurghada? The news hasn’t painted a pretty picture over Egypt. Would you travel there? What about Thailand? What comes to your mind when you think of Thailand as a tourist destination? Beaches, palm trees, spicy food, warmth? In Thailand the army took … Continue reading Crisis in tourist destinations – safe or not safe