Women’s Travel Fest

It’s been a while since I have written my last blogpost! A lot was happening and I was so busy, that I literally couldn’t find any time to write.
2 weeks ago I went to New York and visited the Women’s Travel Fest! It was a blast! Absolutely interesting and mind blowing.
It was the first time for me to get there, I will definently do it again next year.
I started the day in NYC with a stunning sunrise over Manhattan. I got up early in the morning, caused by an awfully placed hotelroom. I checked the time for the sunrise and decided to run to the Brooklyn Bridge. I catched the perfect time and my photographer heart bumped higher.
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After my sunrise moment on the Brooklyn Bridge I got back to the hotel and changed for breakfast and women’s travel fest.
I took the F train towards Soho and got a yummy breakfast @ Sant Ambroeus.
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My journey continued towards Delacey Street, where I got out to find the (beautiful) Angel Oreganz Foundation.
A stunning location, simply beautiful.
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I was welcomed by many women, loud music and a full goody bag. I checked out different tables with all kinds of topics based on solo woman travel. Organisations for safe travel, health care, barefoot travel or beauty travel in Tansania. I talked to an italian lady, who was offering journeys to Abruzzo Italy, for example for truffle searching and cooking sessions.
The programm was filled with absolutely amazing speakers.
They told us about their experiences abroad and we also got a lot of usable beauty tricks.
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My personal favourite speaker was Annie Griffith, Photographer for the National Geographic and the executive director/founder of rippleeffectimages. Her speech was mind blowing, absolutely amazing.
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I love photography, especially of people and situations, she showed all of that. Her stories were fascinating and touching. I was amazed by the story of her life.
I returned to the hotel with a lot of input and informations. I had actually to think about. Flying back to Frankfurt was exhausting, but with the memories in my baggage I had wings to fly.
Amazing for me was actually the fact, that women’s travel has changed.

20 years ago it wasn’t usual to travel alone to discover the world. I remember my first trip abroad as an exchange student. You had the choice between, UK or US. I took the US and landed in Louisville, Kentucky. I enjoyed every minute and decided for me my future goals.
It is incredible that young women travel alone, or even in small groups. The world is open for everyone and times have changed. A low budget travel makes it possible. Work and travel, Couchsurfing or hostels in any part of the world, makes solo travel possible.
Travel before you have a fixed job or a family. Discover the world in your 20s or 30s, take those chances. It’s worth it.
Travel is education.
Traveling is a gift.
15 years ago I took the chance to get a job where I can travel. Being a flightattendant gives me that gift. When I could turn back time, I would have done the same like all those ladies I have met at the Women’s Travel Fest…….!
But maybe I will do that one day, only god knows when…….I would like to take my precious son with me, to show him the world!
Xoxo, Patricia
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#newyork

Hello everyone!
I’m back in germany, back home, snuggling with my baby boy and I have a pocket full of memories and interesting informations.
The women’s travel fest was absolutely great, I enjoyed it to be there.
Next year, I will probably stay longer. The atmosphere all around women’s travel literally fascinated me.
Travel has such a high impact in my life and I love being a part of it.
I will need a bit longer to write my post about the informations I received @ women’s travel fest!
Being in New York is always great! I simply love the spirit of that city!!
I went to the Brooklyn Bridge early in the morning to see NYC’s sunrise.
It was amazing! Simply amazing!
The Brooklyn Bridge is always crowded and it’s hard to get good pictures, but I got them!!!!!! I will upload soon:)
Soho, I love it! Do you know the feeling I have (as a mom) that you want to show all those pretty things in travel to your children? All those tiny things in your travelers life…..all those wow’s and ahhhh’s…
I hope I will get the chance in my life to fascinate my kid about travel.
Right now he is more fascinated in animals….😍
When I’m telling him that I took nice pictures he asks me: Did you see animals? Adorable, love him so much!
I wish you a great Monday and a good start in the new week!  Stay tuned✌

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#Doha

Hie everyone!

Finally I found time to sit down and write about my last adventure DOHA.

I havn’t been to Doha before, I’ve made so many plans, but everything changed. Somebody had taken my suitcase and when I realized I was more than desperate. I decided to fly without any luggage…., well as an adventurer as I am, I thought, well….just do it. During the flight I received the information my suitcase has been taken by a captain who thought it was his….and NO I didn’t take his 😉

After a 2 hours delay, caused by thunderstorms in Kuwait, we finally reached Doha. I have had the best collegues on board, everyone gave me something to “survive”.

The next day we had a very delicious arabic breakfast, very good coffee and decided to drive to the city center to buy some clothes… !

I had planned a trip to the desert, but due to my lost suitcase, I thought it’s more important to buy something matching to wear. I was absolutely impressed by Doha’s skyline, amazing, those skycrapers are breathtaking. Everything is clean and nice, everyone very polite and helpful. After shopping at the city center Mall, you can do icescating there, we went to the Souk Waqif.
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It is very nice to walk around and get inspirated by it’s oriental flair. I’m an absolutely oriental flair lover, I love it’s spirit and love it to walk around getting inspirated for photography.

I smoked a Shisha, drank qahwa ‘arabiyya (turkish coffee) and absolutely enjoyed the time being there. Unfortunantly the stay is too short, but I will definently be back soon!
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The last days I enjoyed being together with my boy, he was so happy Mommy came home. When I travel abroad I feel happy to have time for me, to do photography and just relax. I love my work and feel happy to have some short time for myself.

Tomorrow I will fly to New York, the big apple. One of my favourites!

I will keep you informed!

xoxo Patricia