Travel Q&A

Well hello to you my reader chums! Travel is my favourite thing, I love nothing more than seeing a new destination and exploring different cultures. If you're a regular reader on my blog, then you'd know I love to post guides of places I've visited and travel tips I've picked up along the way. Today, I wanted to do something different, linking to travel - my own Q&A. I took to Twitter to ask for a few questions and got a great response from some blogger friends.

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Here is my travel Q&A...

Favourite countries you've visited and why? @sophiemarak

This is a very tricky question as I love everywhere I've visited and have many favourite locations. I think my favourite country I've seen is Italy. There's something about Italy that has always held a special place in my heart, and every time I go, I want to see even more of the beautiful country. It has a rustic charm, incredible food scene and some of the best sights I've ever witnessed.

Best islands to visit in Greece? @jaimejeanmorton

I have to admit, the only Greek island I've visited is Crete, so I can't really give you a comparison. However, what I will say is Crete is a beautiful location, whether you're looking to experience Greek culture or, simply sun it up for a week, it's a dream-worthy destination. Even though Athens isn't a Greek island, I've visited several times and absolutely love it. There's something so special about all the ancient history and the Greek vibe.

Why do you enjoy travelling? @shirleycuypers

Travelling is my favourite hobby and I'm not entirely sure how to explain why I enjoy it so much. I think there's something really incredible about seeing a new destination, discovering a new culture and trying different food. The world is an amazing place, and exploring it is such a privilege to have that I can't help but catch the travel bug. I am a self-confessed travel addict.

How do you plan to go to different places? @callikitson 

Usually I get my inspiration from reading blogs and seeing photos on social media, and once I've found a destination, I'm set on booking a trip there (it's a terrible problem). I'll research the best flight deals, search for accommodation and read all I can find out about the destination, and then I'll have another trip lined up.

Worst place you've visited?

Now this is a really tricky question, because there aren't any places I haven't liked. However, I have been slightly disappointed when travelling to a new place. Milan for instance wasn't as glamorous as I'd thought it would be, especially outside the main square.

How did you feel going on your first travelling experience on your own?

I've suffered with anxiety for years and taking the step to get a flight on my own was a massive deal. At first I was absolutely terrified because I was in an airport on my own, however once I was on the plane I settled and felt okay. Luckily, I was meeting my aunt on the other end so it wasn't exactly a complete solo trip, however I'm proud to say I've flown on my own.

What's your plan travel-wise? To visit as many countries as you can?

Yes! I'd love to see as much of the world as possible. My next big travel plans for the moment are to save up, go backpacking around south east asia, and inter-rail around Europe. 

How do you remember the places you visit, apart from pictures?

I think other than pictures and my own memory, the main way I remember places is by documenting them on this blog. It means I can look back once time has passed by and see what I got up to on my travels. Reading the posts, also brings back plenty of happy memories.

Have you ever had any serious delays? @naomirowan_blog

The biggest delay I ever had was my flight to Barcelona. We were stuck on the plane for 4 hours until it set off, and they wouldn't allow us to get off the plane during the delay. The worst thing was the fact we were only in that city for a few days, and because of the delay, we missed out on half a day there.

Any attractions you accidentally stumbled upon?

Probably the most recent attraction I stumbled upon was Miradouro da Senhora do Monte in Lisbon. We were walking to town, and we somehow found the highest point in Lisbon -The views were stunning and it was truly a jaw-dropping moment.

Top 5 places to visit on your bucket list?

There's plenty of places on my bucket list and the top 5 have to be Thailand, Bali (or all or Indonesia), Dubai, Vietnam and Iceland.

If you could only holiday to one country for the rest of your life, which would it be?

This is a really hard question! I would have to say Italy, as it is my favourite country to visit and there are many different areas I've yet to see.

Have you ever done volunteer work abroad?

No, but I'd love to help look after the elephants in south east Asia.

How do you go about finding good deals on flights and accommodation? @afrugalfrenchie

For flights, I always use Skyscanner, a flight price comparison website. It shows the best deals and times, across a wide spectrum of dates and I love it. Accommodation wise, I use a mixture of Booking.com or AirBnb, depending on which is the cheapest for the destination I'm visiting.

What were your favourite places to visit? @ftlobooks

Out of everywhere I've been, I think my top 5 places were Rome (favourite ever city), Venice, New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Favourite new food you've tasted whilst travelling?

I feel like this entire Q&A will be Italian themed, however you really can't beat traditional Italian pizza, pasta and gelato. Not really a new food, but completely different to what we have in the UK.

Favourite way to travel?

It's a tie between planes and trains; there's nothing more magical than soaring through the sky and landing somewhere new, and with trains, I love how peaceful the journeys are.  

Cities or beaches?

I'm a massive beach lover, I grew up by the seaside so anywhere with a beach I love. However, when it comes to travelling, I think I prefer cities more, as there's loads to explore.

Who do you like to travel with?

I love to travel with my boyfriend, twin sister, or go on a gals trip. Travelling with different people offers a unique experience to the next.

What was the best deal you ever managed to get? What did you do with the extra money? @igaberry1

I like this question a lot, as I'm always on the hunt for deals! I have to say the best deal was my trip to Rome and Venice. I managed to get flights to Rome for like £40, flights home from Venice around the same price, and a £20 train ride between Rome and Venice (which can usually be £90+). With the spare money, we had a fancy meal in both Rome and Venice, dining in St Marks Square, which really was a luxurious experience.

I hope you enjoyed this travel Q&A. What is your favourite country you've visited?

Thank you for reading <3

12 comments

  1. Such a lovely q&a Della! 😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  2. You ahpuld definitely visit the Greek island Lefkada. The most beutiful place I have been to x

    thedecemberdame.com

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  3. Loved this post! Dubai is on my travel list too, sounds like such a beautiful place. Sucks about your 4hr delay! I don’t get why they would put you on the plane if it was delayed!! X

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    1. Thank you lovely! Ah I know - least we got there in the end though xx

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  4. Nice sharing! Glad to read your post!

    GlassesShop

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  5. Loved this format! Love finding little things out about you like this!

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  6. Iceland is on my bucket list too, would love to visit there one day! x

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  7. Italy is one of my fave countries too! Have you been to the Amalfi COAST? It’s absolutely gorgeous. ❤️

    I think you’d enjoy Malta or Prague also. I’m looking to go to South East Asia soon too!!

    Ellen,
    fishnetsxd.blogspot.com

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