WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
Although i have lived in Asia for 5 years and loved it, i would have to say Spain or Greece. When i was a child my family and i would go to Spain a few times a year and i have the best memories of there. I went to Greece many years ago and it was the best food i had ever tasted and the atmosphere and people were fantastic.
WHAT PLACE IS AT THE TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I would definitely have to say Japan, i have had a thing about Japan and Japanese things since i was a child, perhaps i was Japanese in a previous life or something as just the sound of Japanese style music or looking at pictures of cherry blossom trees can get me slightly emotional, i long to go to Japan but i know if i go that will be it, i'll probably never want to leave.
WHO IS THE PERSON THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
Definitely my brothers and sister, i miss them so much and think about them everyday.
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
I would have to say lip balm as i hate having chapped lips, and a teddy bear my little brother gave me for Christmas maybe 7 years ago. I take Tom Tom (my bears name) everywhere i travel.
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
I have mostly traveled alone and i am totally fine with that. I'm a very friendly outgoing person so i meet people and make friends wherever i go really
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
I do have to say Thailand, i first came here 10 years ago and didn't know what to expect. I loved how people greeted you and always smiled. Also it's not just the Thai people that are friendly its everyone here.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
Honestly it was in Thailand during the coup and we kept getting stopped by the police,I was worried as i heard many horror stories about things being planted on tourists and expats so that scared me. I even had to end my 30th birthday party early because i was worried about the curfew that was imposed.
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I was in a beauty pageant here called Miss Africa Thailand, when i was doing my turn on the catwalk my foot sort of bent to the side that way it does when girls walk in heels and i sort or stumbled slightly, I was mortified, the most annoying thing is on a day to day basis that never happens to me when i walk in heels. It honestly couldn't have happened at a worst time..
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU HAVE BOUGHT?
It has to be my phone, purely because its helps me find everywhere, there isn't much you can't use your phone for.
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?
To embrace other cultures and to just accept them for what they are. There may be things you don't like or that may offend but we must try not to get upset or angry. Other cultures are just different to ours they are not trying to intentionally piss us off lol
WHATS THE LONGEST YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
I haven't actually been home since i came to Asia, i haven't been home in 5 years.
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
I would love to have my own P.R agency somewhere in Europe, perhaps organizing events and possibly open a language school. I also wold like to be a singer but 1 thing at a time.
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
Definitely Japan or Spain as i know i would be happy living in either one of those countries, they are next on my travel destination list.
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
England, Spain, France, Germany, Cambodia, China, Greece and Thailand
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
Well my mum wasn't a fan of flying so we would take the bus and ferry to Spain, i loved the journey there as much as the holiday itself. Whilst there we would always go to the same bar and restaurant, they always had family parties and night quiz's. My happiest memories are there with my family.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU HAVE MET SO FAR?
I think it has to be a guy called Jay, he owns a place in Thong Lor called Bellino. He has the most amazing stories about his life and just seems like such a warm lovely person. I could just listen to him talk and tell stories about his adventures as he has had such an interesting life.
IF YOU WROTE A NOVEL WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
It would be about my childhood as it was a very difficult time for me, it would also be about my travels as i have certainly had fun and seen some crazy things in the time i have lived in Asia.
WHAT TRAVEL SCAMS HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT?
When i first came here i heard about the taxi's ripping you off and the tuk tuk drivers trying to take you to Gold and gem shops but thats about it really.
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELER?
Definitely a traveler as when i have visited countries i very rarely do the tourist thing or visit the tourist hotspots. I have lived in Thailand for more than 4 years and i haven't been to any of the tourist favorites except the Grand palace, and that was only because i took students there..
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
Definitely go with the flow, i have never been a strict schedule person, i can't be i change my mind to damn much.
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
When i fist visited Bangkok over 10 years ago i stayed near Khao San rd, i tried pork on a stick with sticky rice. I totally loved it as i'd never had anything like it before, i couldn't get enough of it.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
Definitely moving to China when i had never been there before and didn't know anyone there, that was a huge culture shock and difficult. I managed ok but the experience wasn't the greatest to be honest, either way i am glad i had the courage to do it and make it work as best as i could for the year i was there.
DO YOU THINK YOU WILL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE MET?
Yes as through the wonders of social media it is just so easy to keep in touch with people you have met and friends you have made on your travels.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU HAVE SEEN?
I once swam with dolphins in Spain when i was a kid, they were absolutely amazing. So strong, happy and gentle, i would definitely love to do that again.
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
It has to be my little sister, she is my best friend and my partner in crime. We are happiest when we are together and never feel quite complete when we are apart. I miss her so much but i will be seeing her soon, wherever we go better watch out haha
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?
For me and my sister to travel together to as many amazing places as we can before we die. We live in such a big beautiful world, we need to get out there and see it.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Adventurous, fun and unique
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
Do it now!!!! you only live once and you will forever regret not doing it, travel broadens the mind, experiences make you happier than possessions ever could.