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;)

3 Responses to FAQ

  1. Kiwi says:

    Love your blog! Here’s a question for you (perhaps an idea for a blog post).. What are your suggestions on the best way to take quality photos at night time?

    • jac1981 says:

      Thanks! That’s so nice to hear. Your question made me smile – I outlined the post last night. I have two on the way, actually. One will be about “Top 10 tricks for great long exposures” (one of the best ways to get great low light/night time shots) and the other about the “Top 10 cool things with exposure”. Yours is a great idea, too. I may write something on just low light/night time photography! Thanks for stopping by and asking a great question, Kiwi! Cheers.

    • jac1981 says:

      This might help a bit with your night time photography. I’ll be doing a more specific post soon on low-light and night time photography. Cheers. http://andrewvworld.com/2012/10/19/top-10-tricks-for-get-great-long-exposures/

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