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Elsa Ulmamei
Destination Specialist, FIT's

Having been born and raised in Porto in the North of Portugal, one of the most beautiful places in the world, a city gently bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, I often found myself on the beach contemplating the infinity of the horizon. I would sit wondering what was beyond the thin line, dividing, and at the same time uniting, the ocean and the sky, moments which likely triggered my interest in geography and later in life, travel.

Determined to make my passion my profession, I graduated from the most prestigious travel-related academic institution of Portugal, followed by a specialized post-graduation in the UK. My drive to continuously learn, improve and enrich my strong academic background with first-hand experiences has led me to 5 continents already, having visited more than 60 countries so far, Australia being one of my predilected places to return and where I decided to relocate, calling Sydney home for a few good years now.

If living in Sydney allows me to explore Australia and the mighty Pacific, working for Southern World provides me the opportunity to apply my knowledge and experience to help others enjoy the thrill of seeing the iconic places the continent has to offer, as well as to discover some of the less travelled paths leading to amazing places that I have also had the chance to visit myself.