>>> Where to say “YES” internationally?

Lot of girls dream of big weddings, with invites of around 150-200 people… Plus to wear white “princess” or “mermaid” wedding dress. To have traditional ceremonies and all the customs that are usual or expected by the family. And then go for a honeymoon trip to relax from all the stress of preparations and the actual wedding day.

Me personally, I was never a “wedding” freak in a sense to have wanted all of that… I just want my friends and I (plus my future hubby) to have a good time. I am also more and more desiring a simple ceremony with a few dear people, which would take place at some nice location, me being in a simple white dress with some cool shoes or sandals in strong color or bare foot if being at the beach.

If someone desires such weddings outside the city or home country (called destination wedding) , it can even be a good combination for wedding ceremony and the honeymoon. Plus a good continuing vacation for your invites. Read more

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>>> Informator za buduće stjuarde i stjuardese

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>>> Do I recommend Limassol?

>>>  Do I recommend Limassol?

Summer is still shortly here and some people are probably wondering where they could still go for vacation till let’s say October  -November. The question of where to go always gives us that headache, like for example the question “Where to spend New year’s eve?”… So yes, sometimes it is hard to choose where, and then with who, how to go…

My personal preferences, from someone coming from Europe, are the summer getaways in Greece and Croatia. Why? Simply because of  their beautiful seaside, beaches, architecture, food and the great local people. There are so many varieties where to go and what to see, that you can keep on coming to these countries back and back. So this is what suits my taste… but Montenegro, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus are also usual destinations for people who like to have vacation during months from June till October/November. I will definitely write about my top selections in general but here I would like to introduce a bit of Cyprus

I decided to visit Cyprus, more specifically Limassol, by the recommendation of my very good college Cypriot friend who is from there. Other cities worth to see  in Cyprus are Paphos, Larnaca (main airport) , Nicosia (capital) and Agia Napa (party place) but I didn’t have time see those during this time of visit. 

 Limassol is the place combining everything.

From relaxation to partying. 

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>>> 36 valuable lessons I learnt so far

As my birthday is slowly approaching in September, my mind goes deeper in thoughts, reflecting  all aspects of my life so far.
Am I one year wiser – not just one year older? Am I scarred more now or entirely cleansed and healed from something in the past?  So I figured out , why not to summarize what are the 36 valuable lessons I learnt so far, each for one year that I have till now :-).

I always liked to do  retrospective into my life, and realize mistakes or cherish the good accomplishments. And now here, through my personal blog I have the chance to give some thoughts and advice for the new generations.
Here are some of my beliefs, thoughts, advice, recommendations :

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>>> Explore Palma de Mallorca with me

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If you have read my previous post about things to know when first time in Mallorca, then you will realize this this is just a continuation by showing you a bit more of Mallorca’s capital Palma (also the capital of all Balearic islands).

Mallorca in general is an island which offers variety of things to see and activities to do, so it doesn’t keep you locked within hotel and its amenities only. So you might be situated in Palma, or if not, make sure you go and visit it. 

Palma is a cultural and commercial center of Mallorca.  Thanks to its seaport,  it experienced a great economic growth throughout the history.  I was having my holiday in Can Pastilla (10 km from Palma), so with a good transportation, I visited Palma a few times. 

The city was more than I expected, not a typical seaside city, I must say it was pretty modern, stylish, crowded during the season (especially to get on the buses – which won’t stop if they are full)…. but very enjoyable. Due to its charm, and climate it left me an impression that I could live there for a few months.  So explore Palma de Mallorca here with me.

*** ABOUT PALMA ***

Palma was founded by Romans, then conquered by Byzantians, Moors, and the influences of each can be felt and seen throughout the city. It became a tourist destination in the ’50s, and ever since became one of the most popular travel destinations

Population of Palma is around 400,000 people. and its airport is the 3rd busiest in Spain, with around 25 million passengers landing yearly. I was watching and literally every 2 min one airplane lands onto Palma’s airport.  It attracts both mass and elite tourists.  

It offers a tremendous charm and elegance, a place with positive vibes and you will see now why. Read more

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>>> When first time in Mallorca good to know

I deliberately wrote the tile for this post as “when first time in Mallorca” (or Majorca as often also called), as I believe once you visit this island you will would want to return to it one day, just as I wish now. Especially that I am revoking the memories of it, by writing this post.

MALLORCA SIMPLY HAS IT ALL!

It is a beautiful Balearic island, part of Spain, opposite of its east coast and just across Africa. Ibiza and Menorca are also very close by, but Mallorca is the the largest island of all. The whole island has population  of around 900,000 inhabitants., and the predominant languages beside the Spanish are German and English.

Capital of Mallorca is Palma, as well as the capital of all Balearic Islands.  Island has also the so called Serra de Tramuntana (Unesco’s World heritage) – a mountain range with a length of 90 km and a width of 15 km at some point, that runs along the northwest coast of Mallorca. 

I heard so much about Mallorca from others but somehow I was delaying travelling there, until this summer when I decided to check it out. So buckle up, for a Majorcan ride to see how Classy Explorer experienced it 🙂

WHEN TO GO?

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>>> Why you fail at Cabin Crew Assessment Day?

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I know from my own experience, that every Cabin Crew Assessment day or Open day (OD), for major airlines in the world, represents a big thing in lives of young people who would like to make their dreams come true and become cabin crew.

But since the amount of people that come to apply is always huge, and only 10% of candidates are maybe accepted, many are left with the question why they fail at the Cabin crew Assessment day. And reasonably these assessment days or ODs can be:

  • very stressful
  • exhausting
  • short since you get this small chance, and little time to represent yourself in the best manner
  • a direction to show if you are the right candidate
  • time to stand out in the crowd with your qualities

And yes, you need to be ready for it, and fulfill all the criteria needed. But believe me, luck is important too.  Being at the right time at the right place. Also, many think they are meant for this job, but aren’t really, so you do need to be as realistic as possible about your qualifications for becoming cabin crew.

SO WHY YOU FAIL AT CABIN CREW ASSESSMENT DAY?

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>>> Like drinking coffee? Check out my global coffee experience…

I must admit that I am kind of a “heavy” coffee drinker, since I really love the taste and the smell of a good coffee blend. Drinking coffee is part of my daily rituals. I like drinking wines as well, but coffee is probably what I drink most in a day, apart from water. I am not really a “tea person”, as I drink it only when I am sick or cold.

Back to coffee now. I drink one or two cups of coffee in the mornings, strong and dark, and one in the afternoon. I don’t take coffee with milk that often, because I heard coffee + milk is not really a good combination and it fats that way more… And because I  can not get to taste the real coffee if it is mixed with milk.  

Coffee is good for waking up in the mornings – it increases blood sugar a bit – they say it burns fat or just substitutes eating something when hungry (and you are on a diet) – lowers the risk of diabetes – is full of antioxidants  etc.

When I was younger I was drinking different types of coffees like Cappuccino, Mocha, Latte etc. But since recent years I prefer it black, like the Turkish or Greek one,  or long espresso, Americano (espresso with added hot water), filter coffee… and always NO SUGAR added.

I must say here that I am not advertising any of the brands mentioned below in the text, just giving you examples of what tastes I like.

Turkish or Greek coffee are cooked in a specific way, in a tin jar like on the photo:

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>>> 10 things cabin crew should never do

If you were reading my posts in the cabin crew tutorial section, you could find posts with explaining how to become cabin crew, how it looks to work in different cabins, and what passengers you can expect and how to treat them. This post I wrote to point out what are NOT the cabin crew duties or rules of behavior – so 10 things cabin crew should never do. This is mostly related to Middle Eastern or Asian airlines, though other airlines also follow most of these rules.

Therefore, cabin crew should NEVER:

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>>> Get free Airbnb travel credit from your first booking

 

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For those of you who are following my blog since last year, you might remember the post about how to plan a trip on your own, where I mentioned that I am using Airbnb on occasions. when booking accommodation. For those that are new to my blog, you can revisit the post by clicking link above.

Since Airbnb lately gets a lot of attention globally, and really is an effective way to travel –  I would like to show you benefits of using Airbnb when planning next trip by yourself and booking your accommodation…

Furthermore, I wanted to offer you a chance to get FREE AIRBNB TRAVEL CREDIT  for your next planned trip. This time it is 22 euros, but from my experience it can vary from 18-36 euros. Condition is that you need to book a stay of minimum value of 70 euros, excluding guest fees and any taxes.

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HOW TO GET TRAVEL CREDIT?

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>>> 5 reasons to explore Malta

Malta is an amazing island, and would definitely suggest to everyone to go and enjoy its beauties. It is not as popular among tourists like Spain or Italy, and it is similar  in popularity to for example Madera,…but this post might open your horizon of choices when deciding to see some unique places.  I will give you 5 reasons to explore Malta before planning your next trip.

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>>> Interesting facts about having a falcon on board

While I was flying as an Emirates  cabin crew, one of the most interesting things I discovered was that we could get a bird falcon as a passenger. Yes, no kidding – you could be having a falcon on board sitting next to you. I was supposed to have it on  one of my flights, but as or plane was delayed, they finally didn’t board the falcon.

I was quite interested how it would look like, what would be reactions by other passengers, crew… but unfortunately didn’t see it in person. I wanted to show you in this post why falcons are so important in Middle East and why they are rare animals that can fly in airplane’s cabin.

See example how it may look like (taken from Internet sources):

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Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ 

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>>> Recommended aviation themed movies

A few months back I provided a list of my favorite travel themed movies, which inspired me or still inspire to travel. Since aviation is my second biggest passion in life beside travel, I prepared now a list of my favorite aviation themed movies which I recommend if you have not seen them already.

These are aviation based as either the story of the movies is around a fighter jet or commercial pilot, battle in the air, spending time at the airport, helicopters or great part of the movie takes place inside the airplane, with some cabin crew involved as supporting acting leads.

So airplanes, airports, pilot, cabin crew….:-) I would like to add that I didn’t include Bond movies, although they all have some kind of action with airplanes or helicopter, and this list would be just too long.

Here is the list of 12 movies that I recommend:

 1. Top Gun (1986)

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One of the favorite movies for most of the people, as it gave iconic picture of an handsome young fighter jet pilot with some cool pair of Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses and aviator leather jacket. There is a love story also involved between a young hot-shot pilot (Tom Cruise) and older instructor woman (Kelly McGillis).  Read more

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>>> Practical tips for visiting Petra

Petra is really breathtaking and you swill see why!

As I have written already about my adventure in Jordan, and all the great things I saw and experienced, I left Petra as a separate post since it deserves all the credit possible. Therefore I prepared some  practical tips for visiting Petra for you, which can be helpful once you decide to go and visit Jordan.

WHY VISIT PETRA?

Petra is one of the Seven Ancient World wonders and UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1985. Word Petra means “stone or rock” in Greek, but often Petra is referred to as “Lost City” and/or “Rose City” because of the rose-colored sandstone hills. Read more

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>>> Why Jordan should be your next adventure destination

JORDAN is beautiful! Its nature, history, people… For me visiting it was an experience I will remember forever. I will show you now why Jordan should be your next adventure destination.

There are so many things to see there, though I had as much time to go and see Mount Nebo, river Jordan , Dead sea, and of course lovely Petra. At the end of the post I added two more interesting sites, which can be added to your Jordan travel list.

Where, when, how?

I landed to its capital’s airport,Amman, and getting suitcases took a bit long since airport was quite old-fashioned. My friends and I got the visa at the airport (check if your nationality need visa), and as soon as we passed the customs we got a rent-a-car, which we booked prior the trip.  

And so we took off for new adventures…

I must stress here, that we were three girls traveling alone, and we had no problems because of that.  Though, naturally you need to take care and be careful not to believe everyone naively.

I was there in the beginning of June and it was already very very hot, so the best timing to go there is in the spring and autumn. Avoid summer months :-)!

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>>> Meeting with future Qatar Airways cabin crew

I wanted to show you an example of a great girl called Dragana who is becoming Qatar Airways cabin crew very soon. I met her couple of months ago through my Instagram account, when we had a few English lessons, in order to relax when speaking in English and work on avoiding any kind of fear from the whole recruitment process. I think it will be very interesting what she had to say, plus I added some additional comments from my side.

Let’s get started! 🙂

Hello Dragana! First of all, thanks for participating in this interviewing  meeting! I am fond of making this kind of interviews for future cabin crew candidates, so to give them as much info as possible, and of course to be as relevant as can be.  

With Dragana’s story I wanted to show everyone that being persistent does pay off… And  also how the recruitment process differs between Qatar Airways and Emirates Airlines. Read more

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