12. Best item purchased abroad?
This is a difficult one. I’m awful at remembering things too. The only thing that comes to mind is this: we were returning from a choir trip and were traveling by bus from Spain to Belgium. After a nearly sleepless night we stopped very early in the morning at one of the service stations in France. The croissants were only just being put on display. They were still warm and I can tell you, they were the best croissants I have ever had in my life.
13. Top 3 Travel items?
Phone (& charger – come on, that’s one item), jacket (you never know what the weather is going to do and it’s good to protect you from the sun and from the cold), house keys (seriously, you should take your house keys). Oh and money is pretty essential, but you can scarcely call that “an item”.
14. Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?
I used to be a repeat visitor as a comfort kind of thing, but now I do like to regularly visit new places (if diaries and funds permit it)
15. Do you read up on your destination for culture, history or safety or do you wing it?
I tend to read up as I go at the destination itself.
16. You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no issue, where are you going?
New York. Big city lights whoop whoop!
17. Favourite landmark you have visited?
The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
18. Beach holiday, exploring or adventure?
Exploring. I’m not the fittest of people, but I’m not one to bake in the sun all day either. Unless that beach holiday would include a lot of windsurfing. I’m all up for that! Tasting new cultures is my favourite.
19. Where have you travelled to that you would love to travel again?
Kronach, if nothing else, just to stay in the youth hostel in the castle again. That was amazing.
20. Where would you travel to just eat the food?
My favourite is French kitchen and that’s easy enough to find. I would like to travel to the US to see what the fuss is all about here in Europe about American food. So many bad things are being said about it and I can’t believe it’s that bad. I heard bad things about the English kitchen too, and they where wrong about that.
21. Is there a place you would never go again?
Maybe, but not a specific place. Not because of not liking it, but more because of time constraints. There is so much to see in the world.
22. To travel is to…
Experience! I love exploring and learning new things. I know, I’m nerdy like that.
Anyone who wants to use these questions (which I collated from all over) are welcome to them. See you next time!