I know it is another tag, but I am obsessed with tags and questionnaires at the moment so when I saw this travel tag on travelingnatural.com, I had to do it (even though that post two years old). One aspect I liked about this tag was that the vlogger Tamara emphasized travellers of colour or underrepresented minority groups. As a traveller with a disability, I’d love to read more about other travellers belonging to minority groups that seem to be underrepresented in the blogging & vlogging sphere.
I’ve you’re interested to hear what she has to say, make sure to visit her vlog.
I’ve already did a similar tag, called The Wanderlust Tag a while ago. So if you want to check that one out, go and visit my ‘Wanderlust Tag’ blog entry.
A few quick facts: Maria; in my late 20s; student; one-handed; from Germany
1. How many countries have you visited?
Since I’m not living in the country I was born in, I’ll list the countries I’ve set foot in other than Germany:
Uzbekistan, Russia, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Czech Republic, New Zealand, England, Wales, and Scotland.
It is not much compared to other travellers, but I’m not a full-time traveller. I’m still a student and much of my time is divided between studying and working. Also, I like to visit certain places repeatedly.
2. Why do you travel?
I don’t know why, but I have this urge to see the world with my own eyes. You can learn only so and so much about other countries from books, documentaries, and other people’s stories, but nothing compares to your own experience. I want to see new places and experience new cultures myself.
3. Favorite city or country?
My favourite city is, without a doubt, London. I’ve been to London four times and a fifth trip to London is already planned (and partially booked!) for September 2016.
My favourite country is, as some of you might’ve guessed it, New Zealand.
4. Most memorable experience abroad?
That is a tough one because there are so many. However, I have to say that my time in Auckland, attending a language school, was one big memorable experience. I know that the rest of NZ has a, let’s say complex, attitude towards Auckland, but I just loved living there!
5. Best item(s) purchased abroad?
That’ll be my three Maori wood carvings which I’ve purchased in Rotorua, New Zealand. I grew up with my father always working with wood (even though he is not a trained carpenter, you can always find him working with wood) so the smell and beauty of processed wood was something I’ve grown up with. Nowadays, I cannot but admire wood carvings.
6. Advice for those who want to travel but think they can’t?
Just do it. You don’t have to go far. You don’t have to travel for months at a time. Even a visit to your neighbour country for a few days can be exciting and rewarding. However, if the opportunity arises for you to travel – just do it!
7. Travel accessory you always pack?
My camera. Nowadays I’m known among my friends as someone who can (and does!) take snapshots on the go. My Sony Cybershot DSC-W110 might not be the best out there, but it is my baby. Sadly, my camera is six years old and I’m afraid she won’t make it for too long!
I tag everyone with a passion for travel!