Monday, 2 January 2012

Christoph Kovacic of Vienna AUSTRIA

6. Featured Traveller 
 Christoph Kovacic
Psychotherapist/Home Care Manager
Vienna, AUSTRIA

"From basic to luxury, accompanied by great scenery"

(Austria) 


We're always amazed at the creativity unleashed by our travellers' journey. So, when I learned that this young traveller just came back from China, I did not wait and contact him on New Year's eve and invited him to share his travel experiences through this blog. 

Friendly, understanding, caring, enthusiastic are some of the good traits of our featured traveller from Vienna. 

I must tell you that he was of great help while I was preparing my itinerary on my recent trip to Austria though I did not have the chance to meet him personally on my four short nights of stay in the city.  

Great Wall of China
ChrisKo, as he is fondly called, has travelled to several countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain (Including Baleares and Canarias), Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary Denmark, Egypt, China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan, South Korea, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, South Africa, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Vatican, and San Marino.  In spite of the many countries he has visited, he wants to take a trip to Namibia, Botswana and Norway in the near future.

ChrisKo never goes on a trip alone.  He also prefers to drive even to a challenging country like South Korea.  If the situation permits, "a train or a local carriage will be interesting," he added.


He wants to tell the rest of his story in a way that will help our readers. He hopes to continue writing articles for this blog and assist you with tips on travelling ~ not only in Central Europe but anywhere in the world.  Stay tuned as you will be reading more of ChrisKo's articles soon.


ChrisKo's World
Lighhouse in Gibraltar
.....is truly an international world.  Born in the heart of Europe, in a middle-sized European country (or a very small one compared to the rest of the world), a country influenced by so many different cultures and movements, a country with great history, you just have to be international (if you don't want to end up living an ignorant life....)


The little country I am talking about used to be one of the major European empires, has shrunk to its size nowadays after a shaken past in the last century and belongs to the richest countries in the world....loss and success are often neighbours, as we say.



Austria, my home country, is a true melting pot between east and west and that's what its inhabitants are (and not only their genes). If you want to prototype me as a typical Austrian, then maybe it's not too far from the classical stereotype.  My ancestors are from Croatia and the Czech Republic.  I have a granddad from Texas, U.S.A. (I am a happy European even in these days but have a strong relation with the US), and I know that some of my families moved from Germany to Austria about 200 years ago.  


Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna AUSTRIA
On the other hand, I am unlike many Austrians as I don't like wintersports.  I do not play any musical instrument especially classical and guess what .... I don't yodel like the 99.9% Austrians.

When travelling, I am overwhelmed with an impressive natural scenery.  I enjoy the bustle of Asian cities, and prefer to relax in great spas in Austria or Hungary (which are really different from the rest of the world).  I enjoy the ocean from a cruise liner.  I always love to try all kinds of foods, enjoy a good talk with the local people and listen to their stories.  

I travel without too much planning and prefer to visit countries that other travellers would never think of going.  A good example of this was my recent trip to China where I was thrilled going around rural China without a tour guide.


ChrisKo's World Travel
I am very open-minded and would love meeting people as well as exploring the breathtaking sceneries and finding more exotic wild animals.  I think that my way of travelling is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. I come to think that because of my interest in exploring other people's lives and their attitude towards things, their views as an individual, their cultural and religious background, make me enjoy my work as a Psychotherapist.  There is no other place more tempting to study Psychotherapy than Vienna which is the birthplace and home city of Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis.

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Are you a traveller who would like to share your travel story with our blog and our readers?  Then, I'd love to hear from you! 
Please email me at fromatravellersdesk@gmail.com

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They all have been travelling for many years and I can guarantee that all of them have travel tips that all of us can learn and benefit from.  I have to thank all other fellow travellers who have responded to my invite.  I will definitely publish your stories as soon as I have completed the details.