My First Tour: Friends & Paradise

in life •  19 days ago

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I've been away for a couple of days for my big tour just in time Steemit is going through this hardfork. Basically, I designed an itinerary for these three guys from India. One guy is celebrating his birthday and the other is going to get married soon. They didn't have much time so they wanted everything hassle-free. I tried to make everything perfect and according to my plan, however, the perfectionist in me got in the way a bit. Inevitably, there were some minor mistakes along the way. The good thing is that now I know where to improve on.

I designed a special placard with their names on it so the driver will hold it while waiting at the airport. My service provider failed to relay the card to the car company. I was a bit upset about this mistake but my service provider tried to make it up to me by bringing the sign to the hotel to welcome them. The guys arrived and told me that one name was misspelled. Now, this was my own mistake. They also rented motorbikes and one was not working. The last thing that I want is when things fail at the wrong moment. I talked to my supplier to have it all fixed. The most important thing is to find a solution straight away to make it up to them.

We had some food+pub crawl around the beach town. I took them to the nicest restaurants and we went to a bar by the beach for the surprise birthday cake and celebration. The birthday celebrant was really happy about all the preparation. It all turned out well!

I felt like I had known these guys for years. They were really fun to be with and I love that I can be myself with them. They really care for each other as they've been friends since their childhood. And they've been planning this trip for a long time. I'm really glad that I was chosen to be their trip planner.

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The snorkeling tour was really amazing! I've asked my service provider to leave early so we can arrive at the sights without the crowd yet. There was some waiting time in the beginning and that was because the boat guys didn't arrange the permits and all the night before. I hope this part of the trip will be improved next time.

Anyway, the guys absolutely loved the tour! One problem was that the boat crew failed to prepare more vegetarian food for one of the guys. The dietary preference is really important and if this would be some other group, they would have complained straight away and even give me a negative review.

The next day the guys took the PADI open water course. They had limited time so I was kind of pressuring them not to hang out in their hotel or party. They didn't do the eLearning part so I made them sit to watch the PADI video course at the dive shop. Yesterday, I joined them for their last dive. Finally, they got their PADI open water license! I am so happy for them.

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This is us with other certified divers on the boat.

Overall, the whole trip was really amazing. I was there with them from start to finish. I was actually quite sad when they left this morning.

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I was actually quite sad when they left this morning.

Well, what more proof do we need? I'm sure the feeling was mutual, so the mouth-to-mouth promotion just had it's first boost!

So glad all went this good with your first clients! :-) And there's an angel on your shoulder for timing this perfectly with the HF20 stuff on Steemit. I have a good feeling about this...

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And there's an angel on your shoulder for timing this perfectly with the HF20 stuff on Steemit.

Yeah, I'm back to writing but I would be focusing more on business now. Thank you for the positive vibes!

This is great! Congratulations!!! Your hard work is paying off.

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Thank you. I'm happy too!

I really shouldn't be spending this comment because the fork really messed my account up and I can't afford to do much with the tiny (but also somehow giant) number of RCs that I have but they claim that they are fixing it.

I am glad to hear things went well. Hopefully that will be a sign of good things to come for you.

I have to take a few days off to let everything recharge, sadly. I should be back around soon (maybe sooner than I think if the patch works lol).

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I am not sure what to think of this RC. I don't want to lower my upvote.

Wow my vp is crazy. I have to recharge too!

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I think things might be mostly fixed now. For a while a comment was costing 5% of my rc so lets see what this costs now.

I don't think that the rc cost is tied to upvote size but your vp still is. I could be wrong about that though.

Your vp is low from a glitch. From what I understand we just have to wait until that recharges naturally.

You picked a good day to take off. Things were crazy and people were super pissed off (I was a little salty too if I am being honest lol).

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I'm still not understanding everything lol but I'll find time to learn about this madness later. It seems like the upvote I get is so low now. So I'll just take a few days off and focus on writing for my own website.

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Yeah I think the autovotes are going to be not working until sunday. That is where a lot of my votes come from too so the "I'm taking a few days off" post that I put out only made like .05 with 7 votes lol. I think even curie and sbi are offline for a few days.

I figured it would be a good time to slack off for a few days so I just binged watched a couple of shows in the time that I would normally write lol.

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Yeah I've been prolific. I will use this time to just focus on my website and other things. I hope everything will go back to normal soon, sigh.

I just binged watched a couple of shows in the time that I would normally write lol.

I am also happy that I have an excuse! lol.

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Haha Me too. I might wait until tomorrow to post but if I do write tonight, I might do a short post (my short posts are usually still 500 words though lol) because I don't expect to make much on it.

I saw on discord that sbi is voting again and so is curie. STU said it will be ready on sunday. I am not part of that group but I am in earthtribe and STU is on their curation trail for a pretty nice upvote.

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Yeah, it's nice to take a Steemit break!

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RC expenditure is related to the size of the transaction (on the blockchain), so upvotes are pretty cheap, commenting costs a little bit more and posting probably costs the most. Your SP affects how quickly RC recharges and how much you can accumulate. If things are running well then you shouldn't notice too many changes when you do normal activity - once everything stabilises.

Glad to hear your first try was a success!

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Thank you!

It is fun if you do work which is your hobby. Nice to read about your first trip. Yes improvement comes after mistake. All the best for your next trips. All the best @diabolika

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Thank you!

Congrats on a successful first tour, D!