Being a 90’s kid, I can say something that was a big hit back in the day were quiz notebooks that went around the school. I loved it! We’ve lost this tradition along the way, but lucky us we now have blogs and still can discover that kind of thing about people.
Katarina from Outro Blog (an awesome travel blog you should go check) invited me to answer the tag Wanderlust, talking about travel only and I loved it! I felt nostalgic, remembered several lovely trips (still have lots of writing to do!) and felt like packing and traveling right now! ♥
1) Where was your first plane to?
My very first time on a plane was when I was going to live a whole year in the USA as an aupair back in 2008 – I’ve told a bit about this experience here. It took almost 9 months to plan this trip, so I felt really anxious before boarding. I remember it was Easter Sunday and my whole family took me to the airport with tons of chocolate. I cried the whole way to NY, was super scared about landing and what they could ask me on immigration. But everything turned out OK, that was the first day of an amazing year and the very first of many trips that would come! 🙂
2) Where have you traveled to that you would love to travel again?
Is rare for me to leave a place and not think: I missed something, now I’ll have to come back! But one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to was the Tuscan region in Italy, so I’d love to visit it again and explore some of its wineries. It felt like walking inside a painting. The main photo of this post is from this trip.
3) You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no object. Where are you going?
See, that’s the kind of question that makes me daydream. I had to stop for a while and focus before choosing only one place! Truth be told, I’m always kind of thinking or planning a new trip for – hopefully – the next few years. But if I’m boarding tomorrow, I’d choose a roadtrip through the US East Coast, from San Diego to Seattle.
4) Preferred method of travel; planes, trains or cars?
I usually travel by plane, but I’ve been craving a roadtrip for so long! I dig the idea of spending months on the road in a stylish campervan. I’d probably go nuts, but let’s not think about this just now! All I can think about is guiding myself by a map, photos in the middle of the road, the whole package!
5) Favourite travel website?
That depends. When I’m looking for inspiration I go to Pinterest. If I’m already putting the trip itinerary together I go to several personal travel blogs, because I love reading real opinions on destinations. To finish, I check TripAdvisor for practical info and reviews.
6) Where would you travel to just eat the food?
Gastronomic tourism is one of the best things ever and I’d go to many many places just for the food. But here I choose the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais which has the most amazing food ever! It’s unbelievable how many different and tasty ways beans can be prepared. I still wanna explore the farms of the region tasting coffee, cheese bread, dulce de leche… yummy!
7) Can you recite your passport number from memory if asked?
I have it by heart now that I live in Panama City, because it’s my official ID. I’m probably letting go another Brazilian ID number because of this.
8) Do you prefer the Window, Aisle, or Middle seat?
World, I’m super sorry but I’m that kind of person who always chooses the window sit but still have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the flight.
9) How do you pass the time on the air plane?
I never have problems sleeping, except on planes. So I read a little and usually watch many movies. And always arrive with very panda-like dark under-eye circles.
10) Is there a place you would never go again?
“Never” is such a long time and I don’t feel comfortable with such a huge commitment!
But if I must choose a place I’d not come back, there are two cities that pop into my mind. Both are beautiful and I’m glad I had a chance to see them, but they didn’t really got me: Venice and Paris. Each one had its characteristics, but in both I felt that the expected just wasn’t delivered… I don’t know, there’s an aurea of romance around them, but my experience was very impersonal. In both cities locals were kind of rude, the food wasn’t so good, I faced huge and furious tourists groups and things were pricy.
Let me know your answers, too! Just reply in the comments 🙂