INTRODUCTION

Follow the adventures of our 5 “ESL Travel Bloggers” and win one of our amazing prizes!

  • Discover our 5 “ESL Travel Bloggers”
  • Follow them on their language trip adventures across the globe
  • Support your favourite blogger by voting for him/her

Your vote will allow you to participate in the draw to win:

  • 1 iPhone 7
  • 3 easyJet gift vouchers worth £160 each
  • 5 Bluetooth Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2 speakers

You will find below the different profiles of our “ESL Travel Bloggers” by clicking on our 5 dream destinations. You will be able to follow their adventures by liking our Facebook Page.

How to participate

It’s easy! You simply have to vote for your favourite blogger by filling out the form on his/her profile during the 3 voting months (in order to ensure fairness, voting will be open for 3 months for each blogger).

In September, votes for Annina, Vanessa and Andrea open.

SXF - BERLIN

David Nguyen

Country

Switzerland

Age

23

Travel dates

16-29 July 2017

My name is David Nguyen. I was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, and I’m currently studying art in Lausanne. When I was a child, I started making short films with an old family camera and drawing comics. Now that I’m 23 years old, I’m still developing these two passions thanks to my studies.

As well as staying physically fit, I think that having a good knowledge of multiple languages is also very important – it helps you become more open-minded and smarter! To me, travelling is essential, as each trip is a unique adventure that makes my soul develop more than I could imagine!

This trip to Berlin is an amazing opportunity, because it’s young city full of energy, with an extraordinary cultural mix. It will surely stimulate my creativity!

  • If I were a word I would be… BOOM!
  • If I were a dish I would be … a ratatouille, a little too sweet
  • If I were a song I would be … I love Baby, I love you Doll de Parekh & Sigh (sang in the shower)
  • If I were a super power I would be … to control time and move at the speed of light
  • If I were an invention I would be … the REC button on a camera

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    LAX - LOS ANGELES

    Annina Müller

    Country

    Switzerland

    Age

    19

    Travel dates

    20 August - 2 September 2017

    Hi there, my name is Annina Mueller and I am a Swiss girl studying business administration in St. Gallen, Switzerland. However, I am certainly not a nerdy student sitting behind my desk all day.

    I love to go out, explore and meet new people. My biggest passion is travelling – during my gap year, I went backpacking in Australia, Bali and Singapore. Not only did I get to know foreign cultures and see amazing scenery, but I also learned a lot about myself. I was able to broaden my horizons, which made me very happy. Furthermore, I began to practice yoga in Bali, which has been a big hobby of mine ever since. It helps me calm down after a stressful day and regain my energy.

    Finally, I would describe myself as a proactive, open-minded, motivated and communicative person – always up for new challenges.

    • If I were a word I would be… adventurous 
    • If I were a dish I would be… an açai bowl
    • If I were a song I would be… *** flawless by Beyoncé
    • If I were a super power I would be… teleportation
    • If I were an invention I would be… a camera

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      UKB - KOBE

      Vanessa Maudet

      Country

      France

      Age

      29

      Travel dates

      11-24 September 2017

      My name is Vanessa, I’m 29 and I’m a travel blogger. I’m originally from Côte d’Azur, but I work in Geneva in the digital marketing industry. I’ve lived in France, Germany, the UK and, more recently, French Polynesia for almost 3 years.

      I’m a traveller by nature, and I find destinations that are completely different from my normal environment very enriching. I speak 3 languages and I’ve always loved the learning process, especially through total immersion (1 year in England and 6 months in Germany).

      I think that this is the best way to understand a country. This is why the experience in Kobe offered by ESL is terrific; for years I’ve dreamed about Japan, as I’m extremely fascinated by the contrast between its cultural traditions and technological advances. Nonetheless, the language barrier is significant and this immersion will allow me to create a bond with the locals and have a unique adventure.

      • If I were a word I would be… Rhododendron
      • If I were a dish I would be … a foie gras dish from southwest France
      • If I were a song I would be … Let it go, from the cartoon Frozen – just to go crazy!
      • If I were a super power I would be … teleportation
      • If I were an invention I would be … a translation earpiece to instantly speak any language. It would be a problem for ESL though :)

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        CPT - CAPE-TOWN

        Andrea Gernone

        Country

        Italy

        Age

        22

        Travel dates

        7-21 October 2017

        Hey there! I’m Andrea. I’m a passionate traveller, videographer, photographer, GreenRope board member, creative, enthusiastic about sport and personal development, a biologist and a positive energy producer! But most importantly I am your travel blogger for Cape Town, South Africa!

        Since I was a child reading the adventures of “Corto Maltese”, I have always been curious about Africa and its warm and true colours, so different from all the others continents. That’s why now I can’t wait to have this wonderful experience!

        I do thing that learning a language is like opening a door straight into a whole new world: a world made of an incredible variety of cultures, lifestyles, stories and especially people. It lets you confront yourself with all this, which basically means discovering a new life! And what goes with all this more perfectly than travel? Doing them together just means living life to the fullest. Let’s do it!

        • If I were a word I would be … rise
        • If I were a dish I would be … a focaccia
        • If I were a song I would be … Ocean by John Butler
        • If I were a super power I would be … teleportation for sure!
        • If I were an invention I would be … a solar panel

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          SYD - SYDNEY

          Sheila Flores

          Country

          Spain

          Age

          26

          Travel dates

          5-19 November 2017

          Hi everyone! My name is Sheila, I’m 26 and I live in Barcelona, my favourite city in the world. I love to travel, discover new cultures and learn languages, since I love meeting people from different countries.

          A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to experience life abroad for a few months and it was the most important decision I ever made! You have no idea how much it will change you to travel somewhere far from what you’re used to and your comfort zone. Not only do you grow professionally by mastering another language, but also personally as you discover you’re capable of so much more than you thought possible.

          Thanks to ESL, in a few months I’ll be in Sydney having the time of my life. I still can’t believe it! It’s a very special city for me and I know I’m going to have an amazing time. I’ll lose myself in the city streets and beaches and I promise to show you everything I can along the way. I invite you to accompany me on this journey – I’m sure it won’t leave you cold. We’re going to AUSTRALIA!

          • If I were a word I would be … love
          • If I were a dish I would be … bread with tomato
          • If I were a song I would be … Opportunity by Pete Murray
          • If I were a super power I would be … teleportation!
          • If I were an invention I would be … a vehicle that could travel by land, air and water

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