…Well…how should I begin… I’m free, I’m young… Okay maybe a little bit older than young…:P And I like, no, I really like and love to travel… One of the most great thing in my life is to travel and to travel more abroad to see many beautiful and interesting places, countries and cultures!
In childhood it was mostly combined with my hobby and it’s competition-trips, everywhere we should go to take part on it. So, that’s why I could saw also a lot as I was young… As I grew up, my love to travel didn’t gone, it grew with me! J
And just one year ago I thought actually I could work & travel. So, I decided to go on the ship, because there I could do it together! The idea was amazing, but I didn’t knew how much work and how less time I would have to see all these amazing places without rush! But than I said yes and went to the ship as photographer…
To be a „photographer“ on the ship is not really simple… But if you have a good colleagues & boss and some friends from the crew, than it could works pleasant. But, it’s not always happening like this… During my contract of 6-7 months I saw and worked with 3 chiefs and 2-3 different teams. Here colleagues are always changing… The contracts end and than the new replacement must come… It’s non-stop work on the ship.
But I was lucky and had a great teams in my first 5 months, and at the last ones I met only a few, because it was not everybody good enough to do this job nice…! My last two chiefs were excellent, well prepared with a lot of experience during the working on the ship about 7-9 years…! „Wow – I don’t know if I could work so long there…“ They get a big respect from me!
O.k., sometimes it’s just hard but it is also enjoying and having fun together – with the colleagues, guests and crew! It is not only the work, what we actually do almost all the time, but also people, living and working together and becoming friends. <3
Now it’s the time to tell you about most delicious and my favorite part of the working on the ship – traveling! 😉 For me this is definitely the greatest part ever! – Every day sun and sea! – That gives so much energy, so you get the feeling, you can manage all the things around and can stop all the negativity in the front of you! 😉
With our ship we went at the west of Mediterranean sea, than crossing by south of Spain and Portugal to Canary islands and Madeira.
So, west Europe, especially Barcelona was like home for me… Because I lived there earlier for 3 months. Therefore I came every 10 days to my home and my friends back. It was a wonderful feeling! Also beautiful Italy impressed me much with Rom, Civitavecchia, Livorno/Pisa, Napoli, Sardegna and Sicilia, where actually in summer it was the warmest place from all (sometimes till +40 degrees). Palma de Mallorca has always something special to see and to be there. Some of the prettiest islands i visit were Capri-Italy and Corsica-France. From whole of Mediterranean route the most impressing and gorgeous island was Corsica. It has so special and awesome nature, simply but nice architecture and beautiful beaches & sea. It feeled to me different from another places there. Unfortunately I couldn’t speak french, but with the knowledge of english, spain, italian and a few words/sentences of french I talked to the people and enjoyed it everytime we came back to my wonderful island.
Well, later it was time to move on, to south of Spain & Portugal. I really like south of Spain with it cities Valencia, Málaga, Cádiz, where we were. This is the culture I hold with, which inspires me and I feel close with. There are happy and lovely faces, funky & unusually eyes and a lot of smiles – what is just nice and lucky to see. I admired each of these cities. Portugal is extraordinary, interesting and charming country! We were at Lisbonne – just great city – without nothing saying less… The architecture, people, colours, hospitality and nature of it are so delightful. It’s probably one of the best city I was and I really adore.
At the end we visited canarian islands… Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Portugal island – Madeira. For the beginning I thought „what a grey island“, but then i found some lovely places there too – Lanzarote… Fuerteventura with it heartbeat views and beaches, an awesome and adventure island to see, to be and to live there! Tenerife & Gran Canaria were very nice and alluring, more active islands than others. There are also „never sleeping“ islands too. 😛
Finally I want to present you my one and only beautiful and magnificent Madeira! …I don’t know actually why I love it so much…:) If it because of the great people or good friend I met there or of it south Portugal culture or marvelous and wonderful nature and places you can find there! – It’s amazing to be there, no matter what are you doing, visiting concerts, sightseeings, eating or just walking around! – I will never forget it and will come back for many times! I know it!! 😉 …always yours, Anna D