I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Esther , a travel blogger based in Uganda . She blogs at The Adventurous Feet .
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Esther’s travels here,
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, it’s always hard for me to talk about myself but I am just going to give it a go. I am Esther, a millennial from Uganda behind the travel blog, The Adventurous Feet . My blog focuses on travel where I share travel tips, experiences and itineraries of the places I’ve been to, and general travel tips.
2. What is your earliest travel memory?
Growing up, I never used to travel a lot so I guess my earliest travel memory would be me traveling from my home town to the big city of Kampala (Uganda’s capital city). I might have been around 7 or 8 years old, so my memory is a bit vague.
3. Where was the last place you travelled to?
The last place I travelled to was in Tanzania – Bukoba to be specific. It was one of those unplanned spontaneous trips that turned out to be just what I needed for that time.
4. What was the best thing you did there?
Well, Bukoba is one of those off-the beaten track places with not so much to do but I was able to visit a water fall. The water fall is beautiful but almost no tourist knows about it as I was the only person there, plus the tour guide. (I also got to know about the waterfall only after asking the locals.)
5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?
This has got to be Marmaris in Turkey. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I’d actually move there in the blink of an eye. The beaches are just perfect, the people are super friendly and the food … can we talk about the food! Just delicious.
6. What is your favourite travel destination?
My favourite travel destination is still Marmaris. I am not yet over the breathing views over the sea, the amazing boat cruises and, of course, the beautiful sunrise at 5:30 am.
7. What must one do there?
Oh my!! I don’t think I can just choose one thing. There is so much to do in Marmaris but if you’re traveling there, you shouldn’t miss the Turkish bath and the mud bath. These are entirely Turkish traditions that you’re likely not to find anywhere else. You might be a bit grossed out by thinking of taking a mud bath but it is one of the most amazing experiences in Marmaris. It is actually believed that your life increases by 5 more years when you go for a mud bath. (I hope I’ve convinced you to go for a mud bath when you visit Marmaris.)
8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
My friends. I love to travel with my friends because I can be absolutely free – as much as I want – without any limitations and we get to share the bill meaning cutting down the overall travel budget.
9. Name one item you must have when travelling.
My phone. My phone literally goes everywhere I go. I could leave behind anything else (even the air ticket … nah, joking) but not my phone and of course my phone charger.
10. Your best travel advice?
Be the smart traveller that takes care of his/her property. Security is paramount when traveling to different places especially the one’s you’ve never been to, so try to keep yourself and your valuables safe.
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
Maldives!! It has been on top of my list for years and I am still patiently waiting for that golden opportunity. I mean, sitting on the balcony of those huts overlooking the ocean, sipping on a cocktail – what more can a girl ask for!
12. How can people connect with you?
Blog: The Adventurous Feet
Thank you, Esther , for sharing your fascinating adventures with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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