“Que tengas unas buenas vacaciones!”
If you’re Spanish-speaking like Silvi, you know this means: “Have a great holiday!”
This expert travel manager can speak three languages has travelled to more than twenty countries. If that’s not enough to piqué your interest, Silvi is also tertiary qualified in International Studies and holds an Advanced Diploma of Tourism.
Enough with the formalities, let’s skip to some of Silvi’s greatest travel memories. She remembers with glee, the time she zip-lined through the snowy fields of Whistler Village, at Christmas time. “I’m not usually one for the cold weather, but being all rugged up, I didn’t even notice it. Especially when everything just looked so beautiful!” says Silvi.
Opposite in climate, but of similar prominence is the time she stayed in a luxury hotel in Ubud, Indonesia. “The Four Seasons Hotel is close to stunning rice fields and unique wood and silver shops, but as soon as you return to your tranquil suite, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere!”
With a Brazilian-Portuguese background, Silvi has an intrinsic love for music, arts, dance and food. She loves to help people plan their trips to South America and other Latin-based cultures.\
“I have so many contacts in these areas, and heaps of different ideas about how to explore these parts,” she says. “I also love sending people to Central America and the Caribbean Islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico!”
Silvi’s favourite place to get away to is Armacao dos Buzios, in Brazil. It’s approximately a two- hour drive from Rio De Janeiro. She describes it as a small, untouched town with more than 20 beaches to choose from. It’s calm and relaxing, yet has so many different activities on offer.
“It’s a great place to flop and drop between destinations,” she says. “Just imagine: gorgeous little bars and restaurants, serving up the most delicious food!”.
Her travel knowledge is not confined to this continent, however. Ask Silvi where to stay when visiting the Whitsundays or where to get the best seafood chowder from in San Francisco! And when your ideal holiday is all planned and booked, ask her to wish you a great holiday – in Spanish or Portuguese!
We went round the world: 7 countries, MANY cities, LOTS of layovers, complexity to hell and back, and Silvi did it all for a great price and always a wonderful supportive voice on the other end of the phone. Silvi was so understanding when it was crazy times for us leading up to the weddings. She even liaised with my South American travel agent to get us where we needed. We appreciated everything she did for us and we are so pleased we went with Silvi. LOVE!Sharon Pakir Krygger
READ MORE FOR INSPIRATION
The promise of ancient palaces, poignant tradition and an incredibly foreign culture has lured visitors to India for centuries. Her dazzling array of humanity is as astounding as her immense fortresses, and down every dusty street there is an experience waiting to wow you.
Exploring the British countryside evokes romantic images of rolling hills, castle spires and perfectly sprawling manor gardens. From the moors of Northern Yorkshire to a patchwork of green fields in Sussex, why not experience this beautiful region like real royalty? Check-in to luxury at one
The alarm goes off, and so another day begins. Traffic, meetings, deadlines, emails, phone calls, family, friends, social media, walk the dog or feed the cat, do the laundry, what’s for dinner, crash into bed before that alarm rings far too soon and you do it all over again the next day. And
Once almost unheard of, Bhutan is now more commonly featured in newspapers and travel magazines, so I was keen to visit to find out what it has to offer. Culture enthusiasts and active travellers will not be disappointed. Tourism in the country has been tightly regulated for many years, so