Hey, my name is Chris, 29 years young from England (but I've been living and working in Australia and New Zealand for the last 5 years). I work for a travel company, so it's safe to say that traveing is a big part of my life. I've worked a variety of jobs across different countries: Summer Camp in America, Au Pairing in Germany and Poland and a famous theme park in Australia to name a few. I love the quote "travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer". Travel has definitely given me memories that I will remember for the rest of my life.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
My phone – more specifically, the camera on my phone
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
With someone else
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
HOW TO TRAVEL ON BUDGET?
Travel/go around with a local – they know the cheapest places to eat, how to bargain prices, etc.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
A Polish millionaire that owns his own cosmetics company
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
Having my money and camera stolen in Philippines – but luckily I had a close Filipino friend to help me out!
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU'VE BOUGHT?
Swiss Army Knife
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?
Pack your bag – unpack it – then half the amount of stuff
WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
England, Wales, France, Antigua, America, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Poland, Germany, Malaysia
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TRAVEL MEMORY?
Falling into an inflatable boat in the South of France because an American girl was trying to kiss me.
WHAT IS YOUR UNFORGETTABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?
Exploring an abandoned aeroplane in Bangkok, Thailand
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE LEARNED?
I learnt that you don’t always need money and possessions to be happy
IF YOU WROTE A NOVEL, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
Ways to turn travelling into a job
WHAT TRAVEL SCAMS HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT?
Renting things like Jet Skis – make sure you check for damage BEFORE going out – otherwise when you come back they might blame it on you and try to make you pay.
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELLER?
A traveller – I don’t sit on the beach or stay in the hotel pool all day – I like to travel around and find weird and wonderful things/places.
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
Go with the flow
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
Pad Krapow (non-spicy version) in Phuket, Thailand
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
The first time I went to Australia – moving overseas for 1 year by yourself is a big challenge, but it’s definitely helped me grow as a person
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET?
I hope so – but I understand that people have to live their own life, so I have lost contact with many people along my journey unfortunately.
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU'VE SEEN?
Kangaroo – I’ve seen wild ones, I’ve fed them in the zoo…and I’ve eaten them!
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
Someone that is willing to see all the weird and unique places that I like to go to – and take photos/videos while we are there!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVELING EXPERIENCE.
To mix seeing something world-famous (Eifel Tower for example) with seeing/doing something completely strange (going to the Penis Shrine in Bangkok for example)…and eating good food along the way!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Relaxed, Weird, Quiet
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
Have an idea where you want to go and what you want to see – but don’t be scared to see and do other things – they might turn out more fun than the ones you had planned!
TRAVELING brings us love, joy, it changes our beliefs and perceptions in life. It can make us better and stronger people. Through TRAVELING we learn to love, to forgive. to broaden our horizons. The best part of TRAVELING is to meet people along the way with whom we share stories, with whom we become friends, for that moment and possibly forever.
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