HELLO DESSI, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WANTING TO BE PART OF OUR NEVER ENDING JOURNEY ON LESS. TALK. TRAVEL. MORE.
1. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. HOW OLD ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT IS YOUR JOB AND WHY IS TRAVELLING SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?
I am 27 old and from Bulgaria. I am Brand Manager for Porsche Design Bulgaria and Romania, and my job does not require frequent travelling but rather conferences, the presentation of new collections, and general business trips. I also travel whenever possible on a holiday.
2. HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRAVEL PER YEAR?
Last year, for example, I visited Italy, Germany several times, Greece several times, Romania on business trips and UAE.
3. WHAT WAS YOUR FUNNIEST EXPERIENCE ON A JOURNEY?
Several years ago, on a girls’ trip to London, we went for a night out in a place near our apartment. Having in mind it was so close to our place, we decided to go home with the iphone navigation. After an hour someone asked if we had already passed this place several times. It turned out that we were so drunk that we had held the iphone upside down and had been going in circles in the neighborhood. Seven girls.
4. HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON YOUR NEXT TRIP AND WHAT IS RELEVANT FOR YOU?
I like spontaneous decisions. So many times I join different people on their trips in last minute. If I could plan it there would be palm trees for sure.
5. WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU ON A VACATION (RECREATION; EXPERIENCE; RELAXATION; ADVENTURE; FUN)?
And the palm trees again. Depends on the mood, generally. Sometimes, I like sightseeing, sometimes I prefer bar-hopping, and there are times when I just want to lay on the beach.
6. WHICH TYPE REPRESENTS YOU BEST?
RELAXATION OR MOTION - Relaxation
COURAGE OR ANXIETY - Courage
ADVENTURE OR BORING STANDART - Adventure
CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE - Expensive
COLOR OR NO COLOR - All black
7. DO YOU LIKE TO GO ON VACATION IN THE SPRING, SUMMER, FALL OR WINTER .... AND WHY?
Spring and summer, when life and love blossom.
8. WHICH MOMENT OF THE DAY DO YOU LIKE THE MOST?
Sunsets – always stunning, yet always different.
9. ARE YOU MORE THE DISCOVERER OR DO YOU STICK TO YOUR ROUTINE WHEN DECIDING ON A TRIP?
Generally, if I spend my holiday in Germany, I stick to the places I like best, but if it is a trip abroad, I prefer a new destination.
10. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ON VACATION NEXT?
I would love to go to New York
11. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
12. IF I WOULD ASK YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD NEVER FORGET TO TAKE ON A TRIP, APART FROM PASSPORT, VISA ETC. , WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
13. TELL ME FIVE THINGS THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR BAG ON A TRIP.
Camera, money, documents, what else would you need?
14. BOOK, NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE OR CELL PHONE/IPAD/LAPTOP – WHAT REPRESENTS YOU BEST AND WHY?
My iphone – it’s a book, a magazine, a newspaper, has music, camera, sightseeing guides … and fits in most of my pockets.
15. WHICH MOMENT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST WHEN YOU THINK BACK ON YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY?
When I think back, I rather remember feelings than moments. Moments of intense joy come up first to my mind - smiles, laughs, hugs, kisses.
16. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CITIES?
Favorite city so far – definitely Venice.
17. IN WHICH CITY OR PART OF THE WORLD DO YOU FEEL MOST AT HOME?
I love Germany.
18. WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST IN YOUR CITY?
I live in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is where the West meets the East – modern, but you can still strongly feel the Orient.
19. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO LIVE THERE?
I grew up here and I have not actually decided whether I would like to stay here or move somewhere else.
20. IF YOU WOULD COMPARE YOUR CITY TO MUSIC, WHICH KIND OF MUSIC WOULD DESCRIBE YOUR CITY BEST?
Oriental with a modern sound.
21. WHICH MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
I am currently obsessed with soundtrack of The Great Gatsby.
22. EXPLAIN YOUR LIFESTYLE IN FIVE WORDS?
Work. Fashion. Travel. Friends. Love.
23. WHAT WOULD BE A PERFECT DAY FOR YOU?
I am pretty romantic, so a day, why not the night as well, spent at the beach with a loved one will be more than perfect.
24. HOW IMPORTANT ARE FOOD AND THE TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW TO YOU?
What fascinates me are wine and matching food; the flavor is always new, even with known dishes.
25. NAME FIVE OF YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS. THEY CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
You lost me here.
26. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE?
Deep in our hearts, we always know what is right.
27. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Experience more of the world, try new things and get the most out of life.
28. IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN THE WORLD – WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
We could all benefit greatly from more empathy.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH DESSI FOR YOUR TIME AND THE INTERESTING INTERVIEW.
ALL THE BEST TO YOUR FUTURE PLANS AND MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU WHEREEVER YOU WILL BE.