I am delighted to have been nominated by fellow travel blogger Rachel of vagabondbaker.com. As I have not blogged in almost two months (gasp!) it seemed a perfect post to get started again. Rachel asked me the following questions.
- What was your first blog post about? My love of airports, I wanted to start with something that was close to my heart but also relating to travel. I really enjoyed creating the post and it got me hooked!
- Have you ever visited somewhere because of a book? Where and what book? I honestly don’t think I have unless I can count travel guides which is where I originally got my travel inspiration from. I do however plan to visit Spinalonga because of reading The Island by Victoria Hislop which will take me back to my beloved Greece.
- Has blogging changed the way you see the world? I am so new to the world of blogging or even reading blogs for it to have made any impact on my views of the world yet but watch this space.
- Name one food that you found on your travels that you can’t get back at home but you crave? What just one?? I could make a list! It has to be Dosa, the Indian staple that may appear on menus in the UK but don’t be fooled…its soo not the same!!
- Have you ever fallen so much in love with a place that you never wanted to leave, you could see yourself living there? Yes, yes, YES! New York City rooftops stole my heart when I was eighteen, shortly followed by San Fransisco and Hawaii (where I wanted to go to college?). As I got older and having lived and worked in some places I have traveled. Parga and Kefalonia still feel like places I could live but I like to think I have yet to discover my true home overseas.
- Name one non-obvious item that you can’t travel without? It has to be Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream regardless of the climate I am travelling to or length of trip. It is compact, moisturising and antibacterial. Its my wonder beauty item with multiple uses.
- Planes, trains,boats or automobiles? What is your ultimate favorite way to travel the world? It has got to be trains. The cheapest class, longest journey and off the tourist track routes ensure you experience great scenery, true local culture and adventures you will never forget.
- Share a treasured souvenir from your adventures Now that I have set up home in the UK I have unpacked my treasured souvenirs. The one that makes my mind tick most is the antique cameras I bought in Cuba from a market seller after visiting the Revolution Museum. Not only does it hold memories of my trip but I wonder what part they may have played in the histories of the country and the stories they could tell.
- Have you ever worked on your travels? Were they good or bad experiences? I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work in many places I have traveled. Although my work has been with tourists to the regions it has enabled me to live like and make friends with the locals and experience things I would not have had the opportunity to otherwise. Sitting still in a place enables you to see how it changes and your views do too.
- Christmas: at home or away? Both work for me. I am looking forward to being at home for a traditional Christmas this year and spending time with the family, but I do also get a thrill from wearing a bikini on Christmas Day 🙂