Flyingfoxy: “Be open to new destinations”

In this interview series, we have Katrin, also known as Flyingfoxy by her growing number of social media followers, who gladly is going to share a glimpse of her personal travel experience from around the world and also provide us some of her best recommendations.

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Tell us a bit about yourself and how long are you working as a flight attendant? Why did you pick this job?

My name is Katrin, I am 30 years old and working as a flight attendant for Lufthansa since almost 3 years now. I was working as a product manager in the fashion industry before, but came to a point when I realized that this is not
the life I want to live. I needed a change to something that would give back to me more than just some money at the end of the month. I wanted to so something that has to to do with traveling even more and being more flexible and free, also when it comes to responsibilities and pressure. So I decided to apply at Lufthansa and became a flight attendant!
Working in the job now I can combine many things that are important to me as traveling all the time, meeting many new people, discovering food trend, my hobby photography and writing my travel blogs. I have much more time than before and can plan my life more flexible and spontaneous even though I don’t earn much money.

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What are your favorite destinations and what you love the most about them?

That’s a tough question. ☺ There are so many amazing and beautiful places and countries around the world! But my favorite country is South Africa. This is a place where I can imagine moving some day and spending my life!
It’s the combination of everything: the weather, the countryside, the Architecture, the wine business, the quality of the food and the price level of everything you need! Every time I travel there I am always in a good mood and enjoy every day to the fullest! My dream is to run a guesthouse with a little café attached there, building a family and own some animals.
In my opinion everyone should travel to this breathtaking place at least once in their life! I have many travel reports about South Africa on my blog www.flyingfoxy.com and I think only the pictures speak for themselves!

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What type of activities you like doing when travelling and why?

When I am travelling I am an explorer. I love to see and discover as many new things and places as possible. Mostly I do lots of research in advance, as anticipation for me is almost just as nice as the travelling itself! I use
social media as Pinterest, Instagram and the blogs of other travel bloggers to get inspirations about new destinations and what I can do there. I love original coffeeshops that serve good coffee and strolling through local markets. That’s what I definetly do every time I am travelling. I love to get a car and combine city trips with excursions in the surroundings. I always want to see as much as possible at every place I am going to. Also to write good and helpful content for the readers of my travel blog www.flyingfoxy.com

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What is your favorite cuisine and what place serves your best dish?

Well, as I am definitely what you would call a “foodie” I love ALL kind of food! Food is for me one of the most important parts, when travelling! Trying new local dishes and products and exploring foreign cuisines. Countries that always serve the best food for me are Italy and Vietnam. Whatever you pick from the menu, it can’t get wrong! Foodpoprn at its
best!

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What would be your best recommendation for those who love traveling?

Oh, there are so many…
Be open for new destinations! Even if you don’t know anyone who has been there already! Make your own experiences!

Follow some good travel bloggers and use all the options for inspirations and research we have nowadays! We live in a time where we can jump on an airplane and fly to any country within a only a few hours! We should use these possibilities the best we can and explore as many beautiful places on earth we can! Working as a flight attendant is very helpful, doing this! ☺

I love finding accommodations on Airbnb. You get in touch with locals much easier and only they know the real insider tips you need to get an unforgettable time! Try to find original accommodations beside the huge hotel chains and live inbetween the local people, wherever you go! Always had the best times using Airbnb!

Try to travel on your own at least once! For me it was such a new and inspiring experience of having a good time, even if I was afraid of being all on my own at a foreign place! But it turned out to be the best thing ever! It is such a different way of travelling and enjoying special moments with your own. Just let yourself flow without discussing with others! For me travelling on my own is the best way to breathe and let my thoughts become clear again!

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If you need any inspirations for new beautiful travel destinations check out my blog www.flyingfoxy.com

 

Surviving a long-haul flight

What is a long haul flight

They say that a long haul flight is a flight longer than 6 hours. Apparently the longest one is the Dallas – Sydney flight operated by Qantas, which takes approx. 16 hours and 55 minutes.

Imagine being in a plane for almost 17 hours, with a bunch of other people. If you fly a A380 plane, chances are that there would be almost 400 -500 passengers with whom you will fly this long-distance journey.

 

How to make the most of your long haul flight

So you wonder how to survive a long-haul flight?

We came up with a list of recommendations from Denise, who is currently a flight attendant for Lufthansa. She has her own blog, Nala Behati, where she writes about her travels and passion for fashion. You can also find her on Instagram. So here they are:

Instagram: @nala_behati

Drinking plenty of water

The most frequent causing effect of jet lags is the lack of water in our body. Most of us will get dehydrated due to not drinking enough water. So make sure you will drink plenty of water before your flight, during your flight and after.

Thermal Spring Water

For ladies, a facial mist would be also highly beneficial when flying long distances. You can spray it on your face
and neck during your flight to keep your skin hydrated. Thermal Spring Water by Avene is one of the best facial mists for you to try. You can apply it before and after the makeup, so will keep your face looking fresh.

Eye Mask & Cream

While trying to get a good sleep during the flight, a good idea to help your eyes rest is to pack an eye mask with you. This way you will avoid the cabin light to disturb your sleep. Also by applying an eye cream around your eyes, you will be able to avoid dark circles and puffiness.

Earplugs

Well as we may all know flying can be quiet noisy and not so comfortable (if you fly economy). So a good trick to
reduce the noise and make the most of your sleeping is to use earplugs. You can buy your own ones, or you can ask the flight attendants to provide you a pair.

If you have any additional tips, we would love to read your comment and make sure we will include them in the next blog.