Backpacks and Bunkbeds Interview

I was honored to be interviewed by Neil from Backpacks and Bunkbeds about my trip around the world and my general obsession with travel. He finds awesome travel bloggers in order to pick their brain and I’m thrilled to be this week’s interview. Here is a bit from our conversation:

Neil: Tell us a little bit about what you’re up to at the moment. Best bits, worst bits etc.
Me: My husband and I have been making our way around the world in the last 4 months. We’ve been to Iceland, Scotland, England, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Greece and India this far. We are currently traveling through India, which was a bit of a culture shock after the Greek Isles. After getting over it, we are having a great time exploring the cuisine, culture and currently beautiful backwaters of Kerala. It is such a unique country, like none I’ve seen before in my years of travel. Though it might take some getting used to, it is worth visiting, exploring and eating you way through, I know I am! Best food of the trip so far.

Neil: First travel experience?
Me: When USSR finally fell and Russians were able to travel, my family took a long weekend trip to Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. I was blown away by the experience. I was 13. The next year, I crossed the Atlantic with my family and moved to the U.S. – that’s when the travel bug was truly planted. I get a high from adjusting to new cultures – it was a tough transition blending in with American teenagers in a high school located in the middle of a corn field, Ohio.

Neil: Future travel plans?
Me: On this trip we are planning to explore South East Asia after India. Right now the plan is Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong. From there, we are headed to South America. Argentina, Brazil and Peru are musts but we haven’t planned that far in advance yet…

For the full interview please go here

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  • Lenars, not that all of your pics aren’t amazing, but the ones on his post of your are SPECTACULAR! I esp love the one (Greece? I think I missed the Greek posts 🙁 ) with the lights behind you. Very pretty and romantic. Lorka

    • What are we doing for New Years, Lorochka?

  • Great interview and I agree, the pictures of you are amazing!

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