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Fabiana Freitas, Office Manager
Lives in: Madrid, Spain
HomeAway employee since: January 2013
1.What’s your go-to dish if you were preparing a meal for friends / family? It is an adaptation of Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. I leave a personal touch by adding some dark chocolate to it. And brownie for dessert!
2.If someone were to visit Madrid, what would you recommend they do? I recommend taking a few hours for a nice stroll around the city, mostly if it is a sunny day. It is a great opportunity to notice the beauty of the city and its precious buildings! (I’m just so much in love with Madrid). Another wonderful option would be a visit to El Capricho park. It is a complete hidden place in the city, unknown by both Madrileños (aka locals) and tourists, and it’s so peaceful!
3.What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? I’d like to think that I haven’t seen it yet, but until now it is the sunset at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. It is so beautiful that people usually applaud it!
4.If you could hear someone’s thoughts for a day, whom would you choose? It’s a toss up between David Bowie, Benedict Cumberbatch and my cat! But I think it would be amazing to know what my cat thinks about all the silly things he has to listen to from us!
5.What do you do to relieve stress? I sing and dance, mostly at home – but also in the office ;) Listening to some heavy metal, mostly Metallica and Iron Maiden, works really well with me, or I also watch comedy shows, like Community, Monty Python or SNL sketches - they help a lot!