In case you are new to my blog… I’m Marcella, a Londoner, who loves to travel and photograph everything. I use my blog to document my current and previous travels as well as my London adventures. Between 2010 and 2011 I lived in Chile and I will be moving there again later this year so my London adventures will soon turn into Chilean ones! I thought the best way to start off my three months of co-hosting the link up would be with my ABC’s of travel. I’ve seen so many of my favourite travel bloggers complete these questions and I find them so interesting to read. So, here are mine:
Age you went on your first international trip?
At three months I went on holiday with my mum and dad to Malta. I can’t say I remember much!
Best beach and where?
I wrote a whole post about some of my favourite beaches. My favourite of all just has to be Lagoinha do Leste in Florianópolis, Brazil. I was Couchsurfing in Florianópolis and the hosts took us to a deserted beach, literally deserted, I mean there were four other people there. It was a beautiful, rocky, hour-long hike and we arrived to this paradise. The sand was perfect and we spent some time in the lagoon too.
Hands down; Indian! So vegetarian friendly, so full of flavour and just so delicious. Indian food was the food I missed the most when I lived in Chile as it’s pretty much our national cuisine here in the UK too.
Destinations. Favourite and least favourite? Why?
Favourites – there are just too many… I could never choose and I like all the places I’ve been for so many different reasons.
Least Favourite – I wasn’t a big fan of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, but they do have a beautiful Royal Palace to make up for it!
Event you’ve experienced abroad that made you say “WOW!”?
Favourite mode of transportation?
Trains – they are the most comfortable and you get to see so much out of the windows. My favourite train rides were the night trains in India as you feel like you are on such an adventure and they have really great food too.
Greatest feeling while travelling?
The first wander you take and the feeling of thinking “I can’t believe I’m here!” while taking in all of the sights and smells around you. Priceless.
Hottest place you’ve ever travelled to?
Best Ice cream?
Volta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I tell everyone about this ice-cream. It was dulce de leche with brownie and I’ll never forget it.
Journey that took the longest?
Keepsake from your travels?
My photos. I have over 20,000 photos on my laptop and lots of these are from travelling. Once my backup deleted a chunk of my India photos and I cried.
Let-down sight. Where and why?
I went on “safari” in Nepal but just saw two deer…
Moment where you fell in love with travelling?
Nicest hotel you’ve ever stayed in?
The luxurious Valparaiso Palace in Majorca, Spain.
Obsession. What are you obsessed with taking photos of while travelling?
The sky – clouds, sunrises, sunsets, clear blue sky, the sun, views… all of the above!
Passport stamps. How many and from where?
Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where?
The natural, rock water slides in the Telemark region of Norway.
Recommended sight, event or experience.
Splurge. Something you have no problem spending money on while travelling?
Experiences. I don’t mind spending money on things that I know I’ll probably never do again. One of my biggest splurges was going to see Angel Falls in Venezuela.
Touristy thing you’ve done?
Posed for a photo “holding up” the leaning tower of Pisa
Unforgettable travel memory?
Visas. How many and for where?
I’m counting the paper visas which take up whole pages in your passport, so two from India, one from Nepal and one from Cambodia.
Wine. Best glass while travelling?
My favourite wine is Late Harvest in Chile. It’s ridiculously sweet so you don’t want more than one glass.
eXcellent view and where from?
Years spent travelling?
My longest period of full-time travelling was five months in South America in 2010.
Zealous sports fans and where?
Brazilian football fans. I was in Brazil during the 2010 world cup and when Brazil won games, the streets were closed and people would ride in their cars (some were sat on top of the cars) blaring music, honking horns and singing. It was a wonderful sight.
What are your ABCs of Travel?
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