Andreas is a German Traveler, Passionate explorer a risk taker and an adventurer. Traveling every year in Southeast Asia is his goal. he wanted to explore the 7,107 island of the Philippines.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Philippines and Singapore.
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
My camera and my Facebook,
Because I take a lot pictures so that my friends in Germany can see the photos and they are like traveling with me in their mind.
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
It depends, sometimes when I travel with a friend with the same interest that makes the whole trip interesting and full of fun. and when I travel alone I get to see and meet a lot of people.
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
Sorry to say that, but when i'm traveling, i don't miss somebody from my home, coz i make holiday for all ....
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
The philippines...sure, that´s why i come every year.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
When i look in my luggage and see that somebody stole my money in my belt bag.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
Oh, thats a hard question - hmm when i travel with a friend who look only for sex and everybody see and feel it and i think he has a signature stamp on his head saying (fuck fuck fuck)
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU'VE BROUGHT?
My phone with google map. i find it useful to search many places.
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?
The best travel advice that i have received from the EFA Sisters is to respect the nature, have fun and don't compare each countries because of its unique variety.
WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
My dream job? a good business on the philippines so that i can live there permanently.
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
For me in the Philippines, but i know many Filipinos are dreaming to get out their own country. Most of them think that living in Germany well give them a better life. they never realize that their are also Germans who have nothing to eat and live on the street and many bad thing of our country. they only see the "rich" tourist, but they do not know something from the real life here.
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
Thailand, Philippines, Macau, Singapore, Hong kong, Beijing, China, Greek, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italia, Hungary, Thechei, Poland, Slovakia, Holland, Dubai, Shenzhen, and many others.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TRAVEL MEMORY?
I don´t have good memories of my childhood we only travel every year to my grandparents in Hungary and we drive in a small car and my parents both hard smokers (thats why i do not like to smoke). thats the only memories when I was a kid.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE LEARNED?
Travel with an open mind and do what you want, don´t think about the risk, so i climb on high hills, dive deep and drive fast every time. for me: no risk no fun
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELLER?
I think i'm a traveller, because i don´t like the normal travel way. if travel i go to a different ways, example: if i ride my bike and see a small way on the street i drive to the small way and look what is on the end. I found some nice places and beaches. I remember the wide long sandy beach in el Nido. . i don´t like the tourist hot spots because it does not give me total experience to mingle the locals.
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
It depends, If i find the place very interesting i stay with it and i enjoy the place. but if its boring, I change my plan.
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
The exotic food in Thailand and.. i love it!
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
Hmm, I work hard to be successful in my job to earn enough money to travel every year. and the most challenging part of my life that i committed suicide and woke up in a hospital after a emergency flight with the helicopter that took me to the hospital.
The incident change my life completely.
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET?
Yes, I see many friend from my travel. I think if the world starts with the social media like Facebook and twitter and so on, it´s easy to have contact with your friends all over the world and i'm happy if i read or hear something from my friends.
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU'VE SEEN?
For me, the mouse bear from the Philippines. my uncle have one of this on his area when i visit him the first time in Bohol. it is a very beautiful and friendly bear. This bear only eat vegetables.
The other one is the small tarsier, also from the philippines and is only active during at night.
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
Fiona and my Italian friend from my last trip.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVELING EXPERIENCE.
To see all 7107 islands of the Philippines.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
spontaneously, adventurous, reliable
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
Don't travel with a big luggage,
don´t look for a expensive first class hotel, if you really wanted travel you need the place only to sleep, save the money from the hotel and travel a longer time
walk slowly and surely, don´t be in a hurry.
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