Travellers’ Tales – Meet Katalin Waga from “Our Life Our Travel”

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.

Read about Katalin’s travels here,

  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.

  1. What is your earliest travel memory?

I remember spending my summers with my grandparents sailing and swimming in Balaton – the biggest lake of Hungary.

  1. Where was your last holiday?

My last proper holiday (without any work) was last summer in Brazil. We were backpacking there for a month.

  1. What was the best thing you did there?

I spent a week in the rainforest and swam in the Amazon!

Katalina Waga Croatia

Katalin in Croatia

  1. 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?

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?

My husband.

  1. 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.

  1. Your best travel advice?

Locals are more helpful than you first think. Ask them if you need help/advice.

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Katalina Waga

Katalin in Singapore


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