I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels on my blog. Today I would like to introduce you to Steve, a teacher and travel blogger based in China . He blogs at “The Trip Goes On ” .
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.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a 38-year-old Brit currently living and working in China as a teacher. I’ve visited over 50 countries and write for the blog “The Trip Goes On ”. I love travelling to obscure places and have been to North Korea twice, Turkmenistan, Kosovo and Chernobyl to name a few.
2. What is your earliest travel memory?
My earliest travel memory is camping in France with my family. I was lucky enough to have holidays every year either in Cornwall or France and this led to a lifelong love of camping and the outdoors.
3. Where was the last place you travelled to?
4. What was the best thing you did there?
Highlights included sneaking around the border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, seeing magical Samarkand, staying with friends in Athens and visiting Lake Bled in Slovenia.
5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?
Hmm, it’s very difficult to choose just one, but Chernobyl was a lifelong dream so I will say spending two days in the exclusion zone there.
6. What is your favourite travel destination?
My favourite travel destination is definitely Kazakhstan and I’ve been there many times over the last few years. Almaty is a beautiful city very close to the Tian Shan Mountains. The scenery is incredible, the people are amazing and the food is to die for. The country is so vast (the 9th largest in world) that you can visit desert, steppe, mountains and even inland seas (Aral and Caspian).
7. What must one do there?
Hike and eat shashlik (grilled lamb skewers).
8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
I usually travel alone but have managed to rope a couple of my best friends on trips. They know who they are 😊
9. Name one item you must have when travelling.
A device with Maps.Me installed so I don’t get lost.
10. Your best travel advice?
Always follow your gut instinct and never trust taxi drivers.
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
Antarctica. I don’t like the term “bucket list” but I have always had three places I want to see before I die. Antarctica, Chernobyl and Everest. One down, two to go!
12. How can people connect with you?
Thank you, Steve, 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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