Uh, I’m attracted to warm places with a 'Mediterranean' mentality, where everything revolves around good food, pleasant company and entertainment. I like Spain, Greece and the entire Balkans. I also really enjoyed Mexico and Barbados. I am a lively person, who follows the 'Work hard, play harder' philosophy. Haha :)
Interesting. How is this philosophy reflected in your travels?
When traveling, I never follow any plan; I go where the inspiration of the moment leads me. There are too many restrictions in life, and traveling allows me to "cut loose" and do exactly what I want. That is why I prefer to travel alone. I am a hedonist in the truest sense of the word. I love the abundance of pleasures travelling has to offer. A lot of food, a lot of company and a looooot of sleep.
What about security? Are you never scared because you travel alone?
No. Never. I'm not afraid to travel alone because I trust myself and I know that I can take care of myself. I do not seek attention and I do not need much to be happy. I am quite self-sufficient. However, I'm never really alone. Haha My second name is Agata and I feel like that name denotes a second part of my personality. Petya is friendly and relaxed, on every trip she quickly makes contact with people. Agata is strong and powerful. She finds the right solution for every problem. They complement each other very well and are the best travel buddies. :)
What advice would you give to other women who are considering to go on a trip alone?
I think that a woman who travels alone must have an adventurous spirit. Solo trips are not for everyone. I have been traveling alone since I was 19 years old. And I’m confident that I am capable of handling any situation.
What are the most frequent problems you face while traveling?
Missed flights!!!! I've missed at least half of all the flights I’ve ever booked! And mostly because I fell asleep. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. I just lean against a wall and fall asleep. I sleep so tight that it is very difficult to wake me up. Once, when I was returning from London, I almost missed three flights! I missed the first flight because I was too distracted by shopping, the second one because I fell asleep, and the third one because I came to the airport so late (yes, I fell asleep ...) that I missed the check-in (but thank god not the flight …).
Can you tell us about your favorite GoOpti adventure?
Of course! I was going to Greece, to the island of Mykonos. My flight was scheduled to leave Milan-Malpensa airport at 11 am. Because of my long history of missed flights, I did not want to take any risks. So I chose the first OPTI transport, which left Ljubljana in the early morning hours. I was so sleepy that after entering the van I immediately fell asleep. I did not wake up until we had arrived at Bergamo airport and the passengers started leaving the van. I looked at the clock and ... experienced a total shock. It was 10 o’ clock! The driver told me that while I was sleeping, we got stuck in traffic due to a car accident. I was so upset, because I realized that I would miss my flight again, and this time it was not even my fault!! But suddenly it occurred to me. Whenever I travel with GoOpti, I always pay a surcharge of 4 euros for the Absolutely No Worries package. This way I make sure that if something goes wrong on the road, GoOpti buys me a new flight ticket. I immediately called GoOpti and explained the situation. When we arrived at Malpensa airport, a new flight ticket was already waiting for me and in less than 5 hours I was walking along the Mykonos beach, rested and ready for new adventures.
This could really be called a story with a happy ending. To conclude, can you tell us what you think makes the trip memorable?
Spontaneous, unexpected situations. What happens to you outside your plans. If you have too many expectations, you can quickly get disappointed. But if you go with the flow, not think too much and live in the moment and for the moment, unforgettable moments line up one after the other.
Experience an unforgettable journey!
Book your GoOpti transfer and do not forget to select the Absolutely No Worries package, which assures you that GoOpti will buy you a new flight ticket if you miss your flight due to unexpected traffic situations.