Petra Majdič is an Olympic medallist and goodwill campaigner. Overcoming obstacles, finding inner and outer motivation and building a strong team are all elements that were of key importance on her path to realising her Olympic dreams.
Now that her career as a top athlete is over, she has found her niche passing on her winning philosophy to those who cheered her on in the past. As a motivational speaker, she tells her personal success story to corporate audiences and in this way attempts to enrich people's everyday lives and show them that everything is possible.
- Where was your very first flight to?
To Muonio in Finland, for my first experience of snow training in November.
- Name three things you cannot travel without.
An apple, a notebook and pen, a spare T-shirt and a laptop. Not necessarily in that order.
- What would be your preferred destination for a weekend break?
I would definitely like to visit Valencia in the future, for the colours and the wonderful food. In winter I would choose Scandinavia, because they have thousands of well-marked cross-country skiing trails. That would be good food for the soul.
- What kind of bird would you be if you could fly?
An eagle, because of my love of the mountains.
- Favourite European city and why?
Stockholm, because of its incredible bond with the sea, the city and the snow. It has a fairy-tale setting with countless bridges and an amazing history. It has the cutest cafés and flower shops where flowers are on display even in winter.
- What do you like more as a tourist – museums or the buzz of city streets?
Definitely the buzz of the streets. I particularly like visiting local markets and exploring and looking for the most stylish café where I can drink a cup of tea or coffee.