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You wouldn't be here if you weren't curious.*

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?

Middle East

Toller Blick auf die Dubai Marina!

Stop Over Travel in Dubai

Travelling back home to Munich from Cape Town, the city I now live in, I chose to do a stop over in Dubai. My head was filled by the classical “Dubai clichés”: Soaring sky scrapers, fancy cars, rich sheiks and artificial parklands in the middle of a desert. These clichés, I learned, are there for a […]

#SharjahArabTourismCapital: Desert Safari, Light Festival & more in the Middle East!

The sun appears as a flaring red disk as it sets ever so gently upon the horizon, softly touching the desert dunes. It has gone quiet, all of us awed in silence by what we see: Nature at its best. “It would be kitsch if it weren’t real”, I am thinking, smiling to myself, recalling the […]

... go to the whole family of several dozen people: What a feel of Sharjah at that!

Going Local in Sharjah: (Fashion) Feast & Family Time in the United Arab Emirates

Diving into the Arab world … “Don’t you have a culture shock? Incredible how on this #CreativElenaRTW trip of yours, you are jetting between continents & climate zones …”, I recall my dear brother’s words to me in a recent email. Yes and no is my answer, smiling. They say that the soul always takes much longer […]

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