Meet the team

Mr T as Baracus
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I am a warrior but I'm not great on planes
Mélanie, Founder and CEO
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
A ‘temazcal’ is a Mexican spiritual steam room. The idea is to purify the body and mind, and test your mental resistance to harsh conditions. The session I attended took place in complete darkness, in the middle of the woods at night time.
Thumper
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I know where there's a will, there's a way...
Paul, Non-Executive Director
CARLYMy memorable cultural experience:
As a young man spending an entire month guiding over 150 senior level international executives from over 30 different cultures through the history, poetry, music and beauty of the Grampian highlands, in Scotland, whilst also immersing them all in the mystery and craft of producing malt whisky....what an experience and what a job!
Kermit
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A proud froggy who helps the team move along and provides some laughs and songs throughout the day
Julia, Account Director
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Going for a walk with sunglasses on at 1am in Norway. I travelled there in May and knew midnight sun was spectacular, but I never expected that I would have to wear sunglasses. The view from the Fløyen is truly inspiring.
Dora Yana
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Dreaming of travelling and always looking forward to the next trip
Yana, Director of Growth and Development
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Going to India on a yoga retreat, living on the beach in a bamboo bungalow without any windows, thin walls, no roof to the bathroom and sleeping under a net. An experience out of this world!
Alan Carr
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I may be the resident 'old lady', but I'm 50 shades of sassy
Carly, Account Manager
CARLYMy memorable cultural experience:
Learning the traditional dance of the Kabye people of Togo, called the Kamou. I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful Togolese dress to wear, and the atmosphere, with the beat of the drums and the enthusiasm in the air, was truly electrifying.
Monica
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A little organisation never hurts...
Estelle, Account Manager
KASIAMy memorable cultural experience:
Helping a woman cook caterpillars for dinner in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Everything was so different, from buying the caterpillars at a (shady) street market to preparing them, cooking them in a very old pot over a wooden fire, and then of course eating them...
Tinker Bruce
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Failure has a thousand explanations. Success doesn't need one.
Bruce, Finance Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Attending a Hindu festival in Sri Lanka at the age of seven and watching people barefoot walking across a pit filled with glowing charcoal in honour of the Hindu goddess Draupadi Amman.
Pippi Naroa
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I have never tried that before, so I should definitely be able to do that.
Naroa, Project Manager
KASIAMy memorable cultural experience:
Going into a Russian banya or sauna. It was freezing outside but in there it was so hot. Being in the banya for an hour with Russian friends was an amazing experience. When I went out I felt like a new person, relaxed and stronger, and the winter's cold was much more bearable.
Chuck
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I don't step on toes, I step on necks
Louis, Project Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Sailing around Hvar and other Croatian islands in a little boat, and fishing with the locals, surrounded by the beauty and peacefulness of the country and the scars of the war.
Matilda
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Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it
Olivia, Project Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
'Running with the saints' at the religious festival of Saint Vincenzo in Sicily. The town is divided into two patron saints, and everybody competes for the best floats, fireworks and parade.
Leopold Anna
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Let's all get along!
Anna, Bookkeeper
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
As a tourist in Venice during the Venetian Carnival – the most charming time to visit – I was astonished by the grandiosity of all the costumes, colours and music. There, my friends and I met a local who was originally from Russia. He invited us on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal after sunset, where we learned all there is to know about the history of this celebration!
Alice in Wonderland
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I give myself good advice, but I seldom follow it
Marine, New Business Assitant
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Driving in a campervan along the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and waking up at sunrise in a field surrounded by kangaroos. It probably doesn't get any more cliché than this, but it was a surreal experience!
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