Ulrike Wilms Is a German Traveler's who love to travel around the world and dream to live in Australia or American
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
France hands down. Especially the provence. Beautiful landscape, nice people and the art de vivre is so unique and right up my boat.
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Myanmar. I've heard that it`s still a very raw diamond and I would've loved to go and see Myanmar within the next 5 years.
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
My pillow and sweatpants. Traveling means a lot of your time and nights are spent with transportation. So prepare to make it as comfortable as possible.
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
Actually I prefer traveling alone. Being alone means that you are more open to get in touch with other travelers. Meeting new people at new places is the essence of traveling for me. But of course, all memories are sweeter when shared with a dear person.
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Mom. She is my best friend and I dearly miss her while being away from home. I also miss my cat
WHICH COUNTRY THE HAS MOST FRIENDLIES PEOPLE?
All people in Asia and South America are super sweet and always smiling and happy.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
I met a transgender woman, Fiona Solis, in Bangkok who taught me a lot about gender and identity, the role as a women in society and how hard life can be and still be a caring, warm person and not be bitter about how life has treated you. Not being accepted by the government, openly discriminated me made see a lot of the things that are not ok in this world.
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
Sitting in a cab in Vietnam and being insulted by the taxi driver for no reason and not knowing what was going to happen next. I literally though that he is going to kill us.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
Having diarrhea and needing to go to the toilet while being on a bus without toilet. Not fun.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU'VE BROUGHT?
Smartphone hands down. So useful!
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?
Pack lightly. You never need all the stuff you bring along. And if you forgot something, you can buy it.
WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
6 weeks. And it felt like a very long time.
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
Charity work. Dedicating my time, money and heart to people in need.
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
Australia or the USA.
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
France, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TRAVEL MEMORY?
Going for a swim butt naked.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE LEARNED?
To enjoy certain things in life you have to go through some suffering.
IF YOU WROTE A NOVEL, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
The pains of growing up.
WHAT TRAVEL SCAMS HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT?
The usual... people ripping you off, selling you bad things in the street.
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELLER?
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
To enjoy traveling you have to go with the flow. It will lead you to unexpected adventures, meet new people, do things you never expected.
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
All things thai.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
Walk away from the people you love when they are treating you badly.
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET?
If they also want to stay connected, yes! It only works if both parties want to stay connected.
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU'VE SEEN?
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
My soulmate whom I yet have to meet.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Introvert, food lover, collector of great memories.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVELING EXPERIENCE?
Going on an adventure trip for 1 whole year with my soulmate and travel all over the world.
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
People always think they have to have a lot of money to go traveling, but that is not always the case. If you use the www wisely you can crash on someone else couch for free, catch a free ride (hitchhike), work for food (work and travel), and generally: Thoughts become things. You have to believe, then anything is possible!
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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