Its a bank holiday, YAY! No work on a Monday is always a great feeling. Add to that a new travel blogger interview in the form of the below and you’re onto a winner. Enjoy the below and your hard earned day off.
HI, AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE?
2. Age? – 27
3. Travel Blog? – www.indefiniteadventure.com
4. Twitter Handle? – @indefiniteadven
5. Home Town? – London, UK
6. Current Location? – Lima, Peru
7. Your current location, business or pleasure?
A bit of both. I’ve been travelling in South America with my partner, Zab, since January this year while we try to make it as digital nomads and we’ve realised that our preferred travel style is to rent apartments for a month or so to get to know a place and get work done.
8. Can you tell us a little bit about what you’re up to at the moment? Best bits, worst bits etc.
Zab and I started travelling in South America in January when we arrived to Buenos Aires, a city we really fell in love with, and definitely our favourite big city on the continent so far. After that, we travelled in Patagonia and along the Carretera Austral in southern Chile, which had some lovely scenery, but the weather was terrible and transport even worse. Other than that, it’s been pretty positive. We’ve had some excellent couchsurfing experiences, and though it was really cold and tiring, another highlight was spending four days on Bolivia’s Southwest Circuit which took us through scenery unlike any other we’d seen and up to 5,000 metres above sea level.
LETS TALK TRAVEL
9. First travel experience?
I was taken to Portugal when I was 1 year old, but I don’t remember it. My first time travelling abroad without family was for a French exchange in Brittany with my school when I was 13 where I stayed with a family who I still have occasional contact with.
10. Future travel plans?
Zab and I will be in Peru and then Ecuador until at least late October, but after that it’s a bit hard to say. We may go back to Europe over Christmas then bounce between the Netherlands, Spain, UK (where we’re from), Austria, Sweden and Germany until the end of summer 2014 and then perhaps head over to Asia. But we don’t really know for sure yet!
11. If you could go anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?
Mexico, for the food, the colours, the people, the weather and the beaches.
12. If you could avoid going anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?
Uruguay. We found it unexciting, overpriced and we had bad weather, so didn’t much enjoy our time there unfortunately.
13. What 5 items would you not go travelling without?
Camera, pen, notebook, earplugs and passport.
14. Best bit of advice you’ve received?
“Travel is about people, not places.”
15. Worst advice?
“That 32 litre backpack is nice, but I think you really need one at least twice the size.”
16. Best bit of advice you can give readers of this interview?
Pack light. You’ll hate your pack every day that you have to put it on otherwise.
17. Favourite ice cream flavour? – Pistachio.
18. Apple or Andriod? – Apple. You know what they say: once you go Mac, you never go back.
19. Blogger or WordPress? – WordPress. Learnt my lesson trying an alternative service the hard way.
20. Hostel or hotel? – Used to be more often hostels, but Zab and I are leaning towards hotels when we’re not renting apartments. If we do stay in hostels, we try to avoid dorms as we value our privacy and sleep too much!
21. Guilty pleasure? – Star Trek. I have every episode of every Trek series (except the original and Voyager) on my portable harddrive, and I find it relaxes me to watch!
22. Your chosen super-power? – Teleportation, no question. Just think of the savings on transport!
23. Airplane seat – aisle, centre or window? – Window if it’s not too cramped and it’s light outside.
24. What song/album are you listening to right now? – Alanis Morissette “Havoc and Bright Lights”.
25. Thank you for answering my questions, as a gesture of thanks I allow you one whole paragraph to shameless plug of your website …
Indefinite Adventure is where we chronicle our travels. After being together for almost seven and a half years, but never really living together, we left Europe on one-way tickets to Buenos Aires with no idea when we’d return. We write about the places we visit, the people we meet and the food we eat while trying to make it as digital nomads. Hopefully, we don’t end up killing each other in the process!