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.
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.
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!
Ursula Jane
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Never afraid to take matters into my own tentacles...
Jane, Project Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
While sitting at a cafe, I unexpectedly watched a traditional Spanish wedding processional gather to enter the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba. The whole event was full of pomp and circumstance and very theatrical.
R2D2 Virginia
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"Beep-bee-bee-boop-bee-doo-weep!" Now transcreate that!
Virginia, Account Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
While in Mexico, I had the chance to visit a community of Mayan women in Yucatan who produce honey from their native bee Xunan Kab. Tasting their honey and chatting with these amazing women who are keeping the tradition alive while empowering themselves was an inspiring experience that I will always remember.
JOY Gaia
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Believe you can and you’re halfway there
Gaia, Project Manager
MEL My memorable cultural experience:
Dancing to live Irish music in a typical Dublin dance club. The club’s regular attendees taught me the moves. I was impressed by their welcoming and engaging manners. By the end of the soirée, I was able to master quite a few steps. Discovering this facet of Irish culture was absolutely amazing and fun too!
GARFIELD Jessica
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Life without cats is like cookies without chocolate chunks
Jessica, Project Manager
MEL My memorable cultural experience:
During my holidays in Australia, I had the chance to discover the amazing landscape of this beautiful country... as well as its flora and fauna! Parrots on the trees, opossums crossing the streets and huge ibis birds interested in finishing your meal. Very surprising but unforgettable!
Joker Emmanuel
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Why so serious?
Emmanuel, PR Executive
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
During my travels in Southeast Asia, I happened upon a restaurant run by a Thai chef who prided herself on creating traditional dishes made from her own homegrown produce. Her passion for cooking, and the stories that she shared with me, gave me an authentic glimpse into her culture and heritage.
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