There are many Filipinos on board and Thomas says that apparently they love my „type“. It’s funny, they look at me with a big smile, quickly look at my name tag and say: “Hello Tschasmin”. Haha it’s really cute and helps a bit to not get annoyed when they all look at me wherever I go (and probably at every other girl on board)!
Today we had a snorkel excursion to the south of Gran Canaria. This time Thomas went with me to show me the procedure of such a tour. Gran Canaria’s beaches are made of volcano sand, so it is usually black. It was the highlight of our tour that “our” beach was made of imported white sand from the Caribbean! Thomas did all the talking and briefings and I went into the water with the people. There are really people who have never snorkeled before, or better: who have no idea what to do with a mask and a snorkel :-P But the easier it was to get them excited when seeing ONE single fish! There were also some crabs and the highlight: 2 Squids!!!
Well I love to be in the sea and it is really rewarding when your guests get excited!!! So sometimes it is nicer to go on a snorkel tour where you can’t see much than on a great diving tour with experienced divers who always have something to moan about!!!! Just imagine the typical German diver…yes that’s very often a pain in the … .
All in all, today was a great day!!!
An official SORRY to Thomas for being a grumpy girl when he suggested to get some “Tracking Shoes” for the upcoming excursions. You can see from the picture that these shoes are pain the eyes or the biggest NO GO for normal life. I tried to fight them as long as possible while we were walking around the shopping centre, but then we met the Scouts who could only agree with Thomas that this pair of ugliness is the only thing that would be allowed to wear when working for AIDA. I don’t really understand why AIDA tries to market towards the young, trendy and open people, but give the ugliest uniforms to the crew?! The pants are a nightmare while the shirts are an “okish” style with an horrible colour. I would suggest tank tops if we work in hot places! Or at least shirts out of the correct material! What passenger wants to see big and nasty sweat stains under the arms?! I’m longing for the great blue CDC shirts!!! Ow well, I accepted being an unattractive person in order to work at the nicest places in the world! :-) Better than at Schwarzkopf: Wearing lovely clothes while working in an office all day long ;-)
The combination of my uniform, my latest purchase of tracking shoes plus my crazy hair after a dive or snorkel is just hilarious!
Yet again: Sorry for not accepting that THOMAS WAS RIGHT, right from the start! :-)