Q: Isn’t solo travel lonely?
A: For some people, I imagine solo travel could be quite lonely. For me, however, it’s exciting and liberating! I never know who I’m going to meet or end up traveling with (for a bit). There is never a “discussion” about where “we’re” going next. I just go. I think that loneliness is a state of mind. If you think you’re lonely, you will be.
Q: What’s your favourite place?
A: This one is very difficult to answer and usually ever changing. It often irritates me, but I always try and answer as best I can. I think, when describing favourite places, you need to decide on the context of that particular favourite (i.e.. party, picturesque, historic etc…). The most beautiful might be Bruges or Prague; the best parties might be Las Vegas or Amsterdam; the best history might be Paris or London…
Q: Where have you been?
A: This can best be answered, now that I have a blog, here.
Q: How do you afford it?
A: Many of my travels were done with family, so thankfully they paid. Since then, there have been little trips and big trips – cheap trips and expensive trips. Sometimes I’d save up, sometimes I’d borrow. I’m now planning on a slower pace of travel (which I prefer anyway) in which I will live and work in different countries and travel around that area as I’m able. Next up – Australia and Southeast Asia.
Q: If you could go anywhere?
A: If I could go anywhere, again, is a difficult question to answer as I hope to go almost everywhere. Given that I understand the context – I think – my answer is Italy. I have always had a fascination with the history and the culture. I haven’t been yet, largely because I want to stay a while. I’d like to really soak it all in.
Q: When will it be enough?
A: The only answer I can give at the moment is – when I die or am physically or otherwise unable to travel. I hope to travel for the rest of my life.
Q: What kind of camera do you use?
A: I have a Canon 60D and I have had a variety of lenses. I am currently using a Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-200mm and a Canon 50mm. A little more detail on my camera equipment can be found here. For most of my youth I had a basic point and shoot. I only made the jump to a DSLR in late 2011. I started out with a T2i, but left that in a Malaysian taxi. When I got back home, I upgraded a bit to make myself feel better.
Q: Where to next?
A: This can now also be answered here, but my plans at the moment are Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. I hope this question always has an answer…
Q: Is there anywhere you don’t want to go?
A: Quite honestly, no. However, I think at this point, I will always try and avoid war-zones or places of extreme civil unrest. Unless someone is paying vast amounts of money, I have no great interest in risking my life just to see a new country…
Q: Do you really like oysters?
A: I can eat ’em, but no, not really;)