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Hi! I'm Elena! Welcome to my travel blog Creativelena.com.
For me, it is all about “life-seeing instead of sightseeing”: Join me as I create, eat & live my way around the world. Curious?

*Check out my book, “The Creative Traveler’s Handbook”, for learning more about what we mean by creative travel. Travelling means the world to me, makes me fit for everday life and sometimes, I trust, also calmer on the inside. Read this blog with a smile, share what you love and remember to check back regularly: After all, when was the last time you did something for the first time?

South America

Mist in Madrid: Mission Impossible

“Who lives sees, who travels sees more.” Having circled the world and calling travelling home, it usually takes more than having to get up at four in the morning and spending 24 hours in or near aeroplanes to “get me started”. When, however, the captain announces an emergency landing in Zaragoza after 30 minutes of […]

Community-based Tourism in Peru: Visiting Titicaca Lake

They call it the “Mediterranean Sea” of the Andes: The highest navigable lake in the world is really quite a stunner. At almost 4.000 metres altitude and literally as big as an ocean, it can be spotted from space – or from an airplane crossing the dry highland amidst which it is set. It is […]

Boris, whose mother had a preference for Russian names, is a Chilean through and through who simply loves to cook and be with like-minded people: If you visit Valparaíso, make sure you go and see him at "The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast"!

Best Trips 2013 by National Geographic Traveler: Valparaíso

Today, I came across an article in the National Geographic Traveler Magazine about the World’s Best Trips in 2013. Valparaíso, Chile! My eyes lit up when I saw the Chilean port city was among the Top 20 must-see picks of the season. Especially given the fact I hold so many dear memories of this place […]

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