Markus Stock is from Switzerland. He likes sports, traveling, Meeting awesome individual. curious, spontaneous and he always have a smile in his face.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY SO FAR?
I've been traveling around the world and seen many places. I can't name just one country, but I'd probably go with the poorer country. The bigger the difference to my home country, the more interesting are my experiences.
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Too many I think I'm up for some hiking next, maybe Tibet, Nepal, or Scotland
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
An open mind and a big smile in my face, everything else is worthless...although a lot of things help
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
I prefer start traveling alone. My experience so far is, that you are never alone, but meet new friends along the way. By traveling alone, you're very flexible and can just go on for some days with new friends, without asking anybody.
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
Family and friends. But to be honest, traveling is so much fun, I'm never really homesick.
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
If met a ton of very nice and helpful people. But again, usually people who have less, give you their last shirt. I think those experiences change myself and ever since I try to help others even more.
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
I once met a guy in the world's largest salt flat in Bolivia. He was traveling continuously for 12 years at only 38 years of age...and he didn't plan on stopping any time soon. Wow, I wish I could do that.
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR SCARIEST MOMENT?
I was river rafting in Colombia and fell out of the boat. I ended up staying out of the boat for about 4 km, due to the strong current. I had no chance against the current and almost died. But hey: no risk no fun ?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
Hmm...not a big one, but lots of small ones due to language barriers. I try to speak the local language as much as possible. Sometimes I think it works, but end up saying really stupid things. Sometimes everybody around laughs, sometimes they get mad and sometimes it's pretty embarrassing
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST USEFUL ITEM YOU'VE BOUGHT?
My iPhone which i used during my travels for almost everything from using google maps, meeting people, searching good places, booking flights and hotels…
WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?
You are the guest, so you better adapt. Go with the flow and you'll have no worries...
WHAT'S THE LONGEST YOU'VE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME?
I lived a year in the US. The longest travel was about 5 month.
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM JOB?
A job where I make enough money to live, but am not bound to a specific place...so I can travel for the rest of my live ?
WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO LIVE IN THE WORLD?
It’s a difficult question that I can't answer. I like winter and summer, so I'd love to have some of both.
NAME THE COUNTRIES YOU HAVE VISITED.
South and North America, Half of Europe, Southeast Asia...
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TRAVEL MEMORY?
I really don't remember that.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE LEARNED?
To be open minded, easy going and not take anything for granted.
IF YOU WROTE A NOVEL, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
I use the joker on this question
WHAT TRAVEL SCAMS HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT?
Hahaha, a ton! but most of it is not even half as bad as the story is.
But usually it's about ripping of tourists. Although I don't count travelers to the "usual" tourists
DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A TOURIST OR A TRAVELLER?
I consider myself more a traveler than a tourist as I’m into experiencing new things, going into adventure and checking out sights only locals know.
STRICT SCHEDULE OR GO WITH THE FLOW?
That really depends on how much time I have. I try to go with the flow as much as possible and usually my plans change every other day
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST STREET FOOD YOU'VE HAD?
Must have been in Southeast Asia. Just awesome street food wherever you go!
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING YOU'VE DONE?
crossing the border from Bolivia to Peru while the Peruvians where striking...It was't really the legal way, but I survived ?
DO YOU THINK YOU'LL STAY FRIENDS WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET?
I wish that would always be the case, but usually it is just with a few. But some I have met all over the world again which makes it so much more fun.
WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING ANIMAL YOU'VE SEEN?
I love monkeys ?
WHO IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?
Somebody who is as lade back and easy going as I am. I had some really good travel companions and I'm very thankful for that.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVELING EXPERIENCE.
I love to wake up without knowing which day it is. It would be even better to not know which month it is ??
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Adventurous, open minded, positive
WHAT CAN YOU ADVICE TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO START TRAVELING?
Don't just dream about it, do it and you'll never regret it. Everything else comes along the way...
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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