Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Wanderlust Tag

The Wanderlust Tag
Travel travel travel. One of many peoples biggest passion. I have travelled a lot and do not plan on stopping. As a toddler I'd cut out pictures of all things Australia, this November I'm making that childhood dream a living one and will be starting a working visa.
Lucy from Lucy's Little Blog tagged me to do the Wanderlust Tag. Perhaps the most relevant thing I've been tagged in to date. Thanks Lucy! :)
All photographs (including picture title) taken by myself unless otherwise stated.
1. You most treasured passport stamp?
Probably my Hong Kong stamps as they look the prettiest.
Hong Kong Passport Stamps
Hong Kong Passport Stamps
2. Can you recite your passport # from memory?
Uh. I know it has a 9 in. So no.

3. Preferred method of travel: Planes/Trains/Auto-mobiles?
Probably planes as it get's you there quickly and you sometimes get food. Unlike the majority of the world's population, I LOVE aeroplane food. Probably because the veggie meals are always served before everyone else mwahahaha. Interrailing was an amazing experience though.

4. Top three travel items?
A book, hand sanitiser and earplugs! I wrote a blog post about this here.

5. Hostel or hotel?
Without a doubt a hostel. They are so friendly. In a hotel you are restricted and everyone keeps to themselves. Hostels are far more social and it's super easy to meet other solo travellers. They often come with a free continental breakfast buffet whereas hotels usually charge you an extortionate amount extra for brekkie. Speaking of free stuff, hostels sometimes do free bike hire, city tours, weekly parties and maps. Yay free stuff!

 6. Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?
A bit of both. I love seeing new places but sometimes you go to a place and fall in love so it would just be too heartbreaking to know you're never going to go back there ever again. In November I'm revisiting San Francisco as I loved it so much. I also really want to go back to Hong Kong.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA - 2011
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA - 2011
Hong Kong, 2011
Hong Kong, 2011
7.  Do you read up on your destination (culture, history, safety) or do you wing it?
Read up! I like to know what there is to do so that I don't miss out on anything. I sometimes even come up with a rough itinerary so that I can get everything squeezed in but I am never really strict. Life gets in the way or something unexpected might crop up sometimes offering a totally unique experience to anything you could possibly prepare for.

8. Favourite travel website?
I like forums where people give each other their travel tips and advice and arrange meet ups. I use gapyeartravel.com and www.travellerspoint.com but my favourite has to be couchsurfing.com. It's so handy! Form finding somewhere to sleep to just finding someone to hang out with and show you around. It's wonderful and I plan on using it a lot.
I have a little travel site of my own actually where I post pictures of recent trips called Travel Towel.

9.Where would you recommend a friend to visit? Name a place and why?
Yosemite National Park in May/June. Words cannot describe how awesome it is. I suggest that particular time as that is when all the waterfalls are. They are from all the molten snow rather than rivers so aren't there all the time. I was thrilled as I saw a coyote and got really close to mule deer.
Yosemite National Park, USA - 2011
Yosemite National Park, USA - 2011
10. You're leaving tomorrow, money is no option. Where would you go?
Could this be the most difficult question to answer? I think so. I'd grab a special friend and fly over to a tropical island. Maybe the Seychelles. It looks absolutely stunning.
Seychelles
Seychelles+

Now who to tag... Right. If you've got this far, I tag YOU! I'm really intrigued to see my followers answers so either do a blog post of your own and leave a link or leave your answers in the comment section below.

Helen x

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4 comments:

  1. I have never actually stayed in a hostel but from looking online and what people have said the ones in Europe seem way better than what we have to offer! xxx

    Blonde of carbs

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    1. I have no idea why hostels have such a bad rep. I've stayed in dozens and can't really say anything bad about them. The ones in London, especially St Christopher's Hostels are really good quality.

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  2. This is definitely the perfect tag for you. San Francisco is on my wish list. I really enjoyed reading this x

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    1. Let me know if you do the tag, I'd love to read it.

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