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Cecilia was the best I have ever worked with, didn't even get annoyed with all my changes!
Christina, California
Although Brazilian by birth, Cecilia has spent most of her life abroad, having lived in the UK, United States, Canada, and Mexico. Traveling is her passion and she is fortunate to have friends all over the world, which means she always has somewhere to stay and people with whom to experience local life. Cecilia's BA degree in International Development Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada served her well in her corporate career with Nokia in the Marketing and Corporate Communications department. Later, as a partner in a marketing agency, Cecilia was responsible for organizing corporate events, hospitality, and travel all over the world, from small groups of 10 to up to 250 people. This experience means there aren't many situations she's unfamiliar with. In addition, her fluency in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese) makes Cecilia an essential asset to our team of travel advisors.

What's your favorite thing about traveling?
Meeting new people.

Why do you think it's important to travel?
To understand how many different places and cultures there are in the world.

What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
Great food, beautiful places, and good company.

What's the best place you've ever visited and why?
Croatia - beautiful country, great food and wine, and lovely people.

What do you consider to be your best finds from your travels and where were they?
I make a point to buy something decorative in each place I visit. My living room is a real testament to my travels, with plates from Turkey, wooden animals from South Africa, Chinese dolls and paintings, and charms from Greece. My favorite is a wooden carving of Pope John Paul II, which I bought on my last trip to Poland. 

What destination is at the top of your must-visit list?
The Amalfi Coast.

What was the most exotic dining or cultural experience you've had when traveling?
A traditional Chinese meal.

What's something you always bring with you when you travel?
An adaptor.

The best advice for travelers to Europe?
Be open to new experiences and new ways of doing things.

Mountains or beaches? Why?
Beaches: I'm Brazilian!

Planes, trains, or automobiles? How do you like to travel and why?
I love flying. I think I am one of the few people who actually sleep well on planes.

How do you manage with pre-trip stress/anxiety and/or unexpected situations during your travels? 
Always stay calm.

When you travel are you more interested in history, relaxation, cuisine, or adventure?
I love to explore all aspects of each destination. 

What were your reasons for choosing to work in travel? And what value do you see in it?
I love working in travel because it allows me to share my experiences while also learning new things.

What’s something you’ve been meaning to try, but haven’t got around to yet?
Sleeping in an ice-hotel.
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