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Cecilia Soares

I am a Travel Advisor for JayWay Travel and I specialize in Central Europe and the Adriatic Coast. Traveling is my passion! I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and enjoy planning memorable trips for my clients, where they can truly experience each destination they visit.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Central Europe and the Adriatic Coast."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Although I am Brazilian by birth, I have spent most of my living in other countries, such as the UK, Canada, Mexico, and the US. My father traveled a lot for work and ever since I was a baby I have been traveling the world! After graduating from university in Canada, I worked at in Marking & Communications for several multi-national companies and later on became a partner in a marketing agency, where I was responsible for organizing corporate events, hospitality, and travel all over the world, from small groups of 10 to up to 250 people. I've been working in the travel industry for the last 5 years. My fluency in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese) helps me get around wherever I go! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have had many unique travel experiences but the most recent one was last November in Salzburg, Austria. I attended a classical music concert in the beautiful Marble Hall of Mirabel Palace. To experience Mozart in this amazing setting was just magical!"

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Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
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Perast, Montenegro
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Hike through the hills surrounding Lake Bled
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