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This podcast is all about stories, past experiences, and anecdotes from my trips and adventures. Because of my work as a tour guide for 11 and a conference interpreter for 15 years after that, I was able to travel the world and meet so many amazing people on the way. I will be hosting some of them on this podcast and together with my guests, we will talk about our most memorable journeys.

Let me entertain you, remind you of a past holiday or activate your wanderlust. Let me remind you that life is beautiful and that at the end we will only regret the things we didn’t to and not the things we did. Life is too short to stay in the same place.

About me: I was born in Switzerland and have been living in Cyprus for almost 30 years. From a very young age and due to a challenging childhood, all I wanted to do was leave home as soon as possible and discover the big wide world. That’s why, at 13, I started taking small jobs to pay for English and Spanish lessons to make my travel dreams come true! Today I not only speak 6 languages but have also been to over 100 countries and have created a life that I love

Most memorable journeys Elisabeth Villiger Toufexis

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

This podcast is all about stories, past experiences, and anecdotes from my trips and adventures. Because of my work as a tour guide for 11 and a conference interpreter for 15 years after that, I was able to travel the world and meet so many amazing people on the way. I will be hosting some of them on this podcast and together with my guests, we will talk about our most memorable journeys.

Let me entertain you, remind you of a past holiday or activate your wanderlust. Let me remind you that life is beautiful and that at the end we will only regret the things we didn’t to and not the things we did. Life is too short to stay in the same place.

About me: I was born in Switzerland and have been living in Cyprus for almost 30 years. From a very young age and due to a challenging childhood, all I wanted to do was leave home as soon as possible and discover the big wide world. That’s why, at 13, I started taking small jobs to pay for English and Spanish lessons to make my travel dreams come true! Today I not only speak 6 languages but have also been to over 100 countries and have created a life that I love

    Savvas Perdios, Deputy Minister of Tourism of Cyprus

    Savvas Perdios, Deputy Minister of Tourism of Cyprus

    Savvas Perdios was born and raised in Nicosia and has been the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus since January 2019.
    He studied Accounting and Finance at Warwick University (2002-2004) and International Hospitality Management (BA, 2004-2008) at the École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
    In this podcast episode we talk about how lucky Savvas considers himself because he can practice his hobby for a living. He is a hospitality expert through and through and has started summer jobs at a very young age in
    hotel departments like kitchen, maintenance, service, banqueting, housekeeping and guest relations.
    Between 2008 and 2010 after completing his studies, Mr Perdios worked for internationally-known companies like Design Hotels in Mykonos and Kempinski Hotels in Switzerland.
    Savvas Perdios has lots of wonderful plans and ideas for Cyprus and wants to show the world how much more than sun and beach this island has to offer and I couldn't agree with him more. Listen to the episode and come and visit us.

    • 44 min
    Doug Gordon - Global Man of the Year

    Doug Gordon - Global Man of the Year

    Doug is Global Goodwill Ambassador for Dublin, Ireland which was awarded for his inspirational work giving back to the community where he did talks and mindset training and then gave all the money to charity.
    At the time when we recorded this interview, Doug was nominated for the “Global man of the year award” with Global Woman’s Magazine over the last year for doing thousands of hours of Mental Wellness work for free to help people during the pandemic. In the meantime he has won the award.


    He also runs a radio show called Inspirational People, Inspirational Stories on 103.2 Dublin City FM which again he does to give back to the community. He has had a super mix of NY Times bestsellers, heroes, sports stars and up and coming authors giving them a platform to promote their services and tell their story. The show goes out to over 2 million people every week.


    Doug has just finished writing a book to help and inspire people to better lives which is due to be published with an American publisher and has testimonies from 3 NY Times bestsellers, a film star, a Guinness book of records holder and a multimillionaire TV Celebrity businessman.


    Previously Doug spent 21 years in the investment world as an Investment head for some of the largest fund managers in the world. He was recognised in the national press for growing an Asset Management business from $50m pa sales to $1.75Bn pa sales in 6 years.
    Since then stress and health issues led to a near death experience and then him changing his career into becoming a master teacher healer, a coach, business consultant and international speaker, having spoken on some of the largest stages in the world.


    He has coached and consulted with Hollywood stars, NY Times bestsellers, large corporations like Dell, Facebook, Salesforce, Bank of Ireland, Oeey Asset Management, Davy, Ocuco, and many more.


    He also played hockey at national league top division level in the U.K. and Belgium captaining and coaching international level players


    https://dougdgordon.com/

    • 42 min
    Angelos Loizou - Past Chairman of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and lots more

    Angelos Loizou - Past Chairman of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and lots more

    I loved going down memory lane with Angelos Loizou and talk about tourism in the eighties and how things have changed.
    Angelos is a Chartered Accountant Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has retired from PWC in Cyprus from the position of COO and member of the Management Board. During his 30-year career with PwC he has served in a number of positions and was in charge for the development of various services of the firm including Corporate Legal and Secretarial, Local Compliance and Hospitality and Leisure Services. His role in Operations included interalia IT and Property management and has traveled extensively.
    He is a member and past Chairman of the board of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus, having wide experience on various financial consultancy matters.


    He has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (2014-2018) during which period tourism has increased by 63%.


    He has assisted the District of Pafos as the Project Manager, in their successful bidding endeavors as the European Capital of Culture for 2017.

    • 37 min
    Rita Jammet - The Champagne Queen and Chief Bubble Officer at La Caravelle wines/champagne

    Rita Jammet - The Champagne Queen and Chief Bubble Officer at La Caravelle wines/champagne

    Rita Jammet was born in Saudi Arabia to parents of Iraqi origin, she went to boarding school in Lebanon and Switzerland, married André Jammet, a French man and ended up living in New York.
    She has led an exotic and charmed life as the co-owner of the acclaimed La Caravelle restaurant for 20 years, as the proprietor of La Caravelle Champagnes / Wines, and as the mother of three accomplished sons (one of whom is the cofounder of Sweet Green). Rita has been an inspiration and role model for women in hospitality for decades. It’s frankly no surprise she’s now known as the Chief Bubble Officer of her company, and if New York were to have an ambassador of hospitality, it would be her.
    She talked to me about her childhood in Saudi and Lebanon, about moving to Switzerland and her honeymoon to the US. She is a very charismatic lady who you would want to listen to forever.


    Rita is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier NY. She was awarded the Order of Agricultural Merit by France's Ministry of Agriculture and Food. She is also a board member of the New York State Restaurant Association, Manhattan Chapter. Her many charitable involvements include: Mount Sinai Hospital, French American Aid for Children, Les Dames d’Escoffier, the Comité Colbert, Spoons Across America, AIWF Days of Taste* New York, and the Food Council of City Harvest.


    https://www.lacaravelle.com/ritajammet

    • 40 min
    Why I was honoured with an award for travelling with the police for 17 years

    Why I was honoured with an award for travelling with the police for 17 years

    A few weeks ago, I was invited by the POAXIA – Greek Federation of Police Officers to spend three days in Crete on the occasion of the 11th Congress of CESP (Comité European des Syndicats de Police). I was honored with an award for my services as an interpreter and administrator for 17 years.
    In 2003 I started doing occasional interpreting at the Limassol Police station and one day someone asked me if I would be interested in accompanying delegations of police officers to conferences and translating for them. I said yes even though I had no idea if my Greek would be good enough for the job but I also know that some opportunities only come once and we have to grab them before the door closes.


    17 years and over 100 trips later, I can look back at so many most memorable journeys, from meeting statesmen, presidents, and ministers to river rafting from Montenegro into Bosnia, running through airports with people who didn't like to run, being more or less left on my own to run the association for a year and giving interviews to radio stations while I was attending my coaching training. The highlight was attending a congress organized by the NYPD (New York Police Department) in Las Vegas and find out how things are done in a big way.


    Find out more about me:
    https://thesoulkit.com/

    • 29 min
    Edna Schur - about fertility treatment and trips to create babies

    Edna Schur - about fertility treatment and trips to create babies

    I met Edna by pure coincidence on Facebook and when she contacted me, I was fascinated by her story. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland to a mom who was born in Argentina to parents from Ukraine and a dad whose parents had fled Nazi Germany to Israel.
    She met her South African husband on a dating site which she was following while she was studying in Jerusalem and they finally met up in Australia. Are you dizzy yet?
    Edna Schur has started her career with Naturopathy, Nutrogenomics, then with Traditional Chinese Medicine. After studying in Israel, Australia and Switzerland, she has developed an interest in Genetic Mutation such as MTHFR, COMT etc. together with her interests in psychosomatics and therefore epigenetics, she got to know about Functional Medicine and studied it in 2018. She is a natural or functional Medicine Practitioner


    I loved her openness about her IVF story and how she traveled to South Africa and the Czech Republic to "make/create" her babies. She is a beautiful conversation partner with a wonderful sense of humour. Listen in.


    https://www.ednaschur.net/

    • 48 min

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