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Destination: Bodrum

Dorotea Mercuri

On a plane: aisle or window?

Holiday: sea or mountains?
«I am in love with the sea.»

City or countryside? And where?
«A city on the beach, my heart belongs to Rio de Janeiro.» 

One thing we can always find in your luggage?
«A pair of black heels.» 

The most unexpected thing we can find in your luggage?
«Too many pairs of heels.» 

Morning or night person?
«Early morning for the last four years due to yoga.» 

In a shop you buy in 5 minutes or 50?
«In 5 minutes, I shop for the right thing; in 50, it’s always the one I don’t need.» 

Instagram or Twitter ?
«Instagram because of the power of images.»

Coffee or tea?
«Too many coffees.»

The last time you had a good time with someone famous?
«With Yannis Varoufakis, over a plate of pasta.»

The last time you spent a nice moment with someone you love?
«With my kids when they said goodbye this morning.» 

A special souvenir from a person you met on your travels?
«In Brazil, at the Casa meeting the healer John of God.» 

The most beloved souvenir of a trip you have at home?
«The crystals I brought back from Brazil.»

Three things (or people) that you would bring with you to the moon?
«All the animals that I had the luck to meet and take care of in this lifetime.» 

Sunscreen: 50 or 10?
«It’s got to be 50.» 

Perfume: a lot or just a few drops?
«No perfume.»

The last time you were in an art gallery/museum?
«Last week at the Tate Modern in London.»

Do you take taxis and talk to the driver? What topics do you talk about?
«I always strike up a conversation if I get a good vibe. I like to hear true stories from real people and how they deal with life, traffic, the bad weather.» 

A movie you would always watch on a plane?
«Any of Woody Allen’s films.»

Which book do you have on your bedside table? 
«The Divine Comedy in the original language. I read Paradise before bedtime.» 

Motor yacht or sailboat?
«Either one as long as the water is clear and beautiful.» 

The last time you were swimming was…
«A few weeks ago in Bodrum, it was my last swim this season.» 

Three reasons why you love Bodrum and would recommend to go?
«I like to stay at Il Riccio Beach House because it is a bijou hotel, the food is superb and super fresh, and the water is transparent.» 


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