I work part-time as a paper-scientist at one of four of the biggest art galleries in London. My relaxed and intermittent work schedule allows me to pack my suitcase and embark upon some amazing adventures, with the most discerning gentleman. The precondition to the agency is to only send me on jobs where I travel abroad. I already meet a great deal of high-net-worth individuals due to my day job, and since I’m responsible for restoring some of their most treasured paintings and manuscripts, they remember my face – very well. Due to this friendly reconnaissance, I prefer to disaffiliate my escorting and work life by only accepting work that involves trips to romantic tropical islands. 😉
Right now, I’m in the beautiful Kohala Coast, in Hawaii. The flight was fourteen and a half hours on Swiss Airlines; thankfully, the very generous client booked me a first-class ticket and a private shuttle when I landed. I just made it as my passport expires in November so I’m within the six month expiration window before I need to re-issue a new one [gosh, it’s been ten years already]. NB, it’s actually three months but they tell you it’s six so you send your new application quicker.
So here I am, in a gorgeous villa, situated in the surreal beach of Kohala, which merges spectacularly with the green vegetation, stretching right up to the complex. During the past four days, I have been enjoying the warm blue water and the ocean breezes from my balcony, witnessing the red-hot lava flow of the Maunaloa volcano and delving into the lush green jungle of Oahu. On this remote American island, the unique Polynesian island’s culture of the Hawaiians and their special connection to nature is ever-present.
This morning was spent learning how to play golf with my client. Tennis – which I am very strong at – was already on the curriculum, and I’m proud to say I beat my client 6-4, 6-4 to claim my victorious reward of one hour of Japanese acupressure, followed by a reflexology session, and the finale of a homemade white chocolate cheesecake delivered by room service.
Nature is frequently at the top of my agenda whenever I travel, thus I have already visited serval of the impressive national parks. My favorite was the Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Historic Park. In the days of old Hawaii, this was called ‘The City of Refuge,’ and is a unique experience in ancient Hawaiian culture. This 180-acred national historic park once included royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaain law-breakers. This sacred site is hundreds of years old, a magical place at sunset and a perfect destination for catching a vision of early Hawaiian culture.
Unsurpassed luxury awaiting those looking for a romantic getaway: Hawaii is set against the breath-taking back drop of the Pacific ocean, and even I have endeavored to not fall in love in such a magnificent environment. 😉
I have three more days of bliss before I return to my beloved job in London. Oh! How lovely to have not one, but two jobs I thoroughly enjoy!