I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section earlier this year to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Katalin Waga, a travel blogger based in Finland. She blogs at Our Life Our Travel.
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 Katalin from Hungary. I love hiking and traveling and got very passionate about both during my university years. I’ve been living for 5 years in the cold but beautiful Finland where I met with my Polish husband. Now we are exploring the Balkans a bit and meanwhile planning new adventures (and work) oversees.
2. What is your earliest travel memory?
I remember spending my summers with my grandparents sailing and swimming in Balaton - the biggest lake of Hungary.
3. Where was your last holiday?
My last proper holiday (without any work) was last summer in Brazil. We were backpacking there for a month.
4. What was the best thing you did there?
I spent a week in the rainforest and swam in the Amazon!
5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?
Taking the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok, and meanwhile exploring Russia. Why? Because I love trains. Who doesn’t?
6. What is your favourite travel destination?
Singapore! I love the vivid life, the modern architecture, the sea, and that it is an oasis in Southeast Asia for me. It is always good to have a rest there and be able to speak English while traveling around the area.
7. What must one do there?
McRitchie reservoir is a must! A morning run among monitor lizards and monkeys has a special atmosphere. J Or course don’t forget to check Marina Bay and Sentosa Island either.
8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
9. Name one item you must have when travelling.
My little Angry Bird mascot. It accompanied me even when I was traveling solo!
More seriously, my camera. I love photography.
10. Your best travel advice?
Locals are more helpful than you first think. Ask them if you need help/advice.
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
This is a hard one. Antarctica. It requires a bit more planning (and budget), but sooner or later we will get there!
12. Worst travel experience?
I was backpacking in Taiwan solo in 2014 summer, and my bank card stopped working. And I was low on cash and I had still a week ahead. I panicked a bit (well, a lot), went to have a decent meal to calm down. Then contacted friends to help me out. Next day everything got sorted in a bank, but since then I always carry enough cash with me.
13. How can people connect with you?
Thank you, Katalin , for sharing your fascinating travels 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.