Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Real Honey

A Real Honey

This is Melis. I met her in Handen yesterday. The name Melis comes from the Mediterranean region and in Greek it means honey. Melis was born and raised in Haninge, but these days she's a globetrotter. She spent one year in Canada, working at many different places, including hotels and shops. She speaks five languages. Swedish, English,Turkish, German and Spanish, so there's no surprise that she has also worked as a translator. She told me that she finds it easy to learn new languages, and is planning to learn Russian next. The last two years she has worked her way around Turkey. I have probably lived in all the major cities she told me. One place she worked was the five star luxury hotel Gloria Serenity in Belek. Guests there included the jet set, local celebrities, Swedish golf tourists and also wealthy Russian men who arrived with their mistresses! In the future Melis sees herself working as a history teacher at University level.

9 comments:

diane b said...

Lovely portrait and very good shots on your blog.

Paul said...

Bright girl, you have a way with the women Steffe! Do many turn you down when you ask them to pose for you? Paul @ Leeds daily photo

Birdman said...

Quite a tale that tags along with this image. Cool name too.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

She is well on her way to having enough material to write a book about the Life of Melis - A real honey.

Gunn said...

You are very good at this, Steffe.
What about the newspaper where you live.
I hope the editor sees your work!:)

Sequim Daily Photo said...

What an interesting person she sounds like. Great setting for the shot too.

RedPat said...

Smart woman and wonderful portrait!

Irina said...

They say Russian is very difficult language. Good luck, girl.
Great portrait, as always.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Smart and beautiful. I admire people who can speak several languages. I have trouble with English!