British, female, 30 years old, fashion journalist

1. Explain yourself in a few words.

Like to discover new things. Love cooking. Care about health (physical, emotional, spiritual level). Like connecting with people. Want to be independent and detached from the family. Want to go deep in arts, music, cuisine, architecture.

2. What countries have you visited?

Europe: Spain, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Czech Republic, Italy, Croatia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus.
Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore.
Africa: Zambia, Gambia, Morocco.
Other: USA, Egypt, Australia, Costa Rica, Panama.

3. Where do you plan to travel to next?

10 days in Bogor for meditation, then go back to Australia (work and holiday visa). Then Tasmania, New Zealand. After that learning Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan for 6 months – 1 year.

4. Can you give me a list of all necessary items required for your travel?

  • Flip flops
  • A big scarf (use as a towel and clothes)
  • 2 notebooks (drawing, writing)
  • Personal spoon and knife
  • A water proof jacket

5. May I ask your advice on guidance? What do you advice me not to do while I’m traveling?

  • Do a research first (how much you expect to spend for transport/accommodation/food).
  • “Hello”, “Thank you” in local language. Locals look at you nicer.
  • Knowing local customs, so you don’t offend anyone. (is also showing your respect).
  • Be more independent when you travel (no taxi but cycling…)

6. Have you got any slogans to describe yourself?

“What’s the worst that can happen?”

7. What questions would you ask a more experienced traveler?

  • What journey are you on at the moment? What are you trying to achieve? What are you running from?
  • What defines you as a person? What do you love to do?
  • How did you grow up?

8. In your experience how is traveling now in comparison to the past (let’s say 50 years ago) and do you expect things to change much in the future (let’s say in a 100 years, 1000 years)?

Past: It was harder, needed navigating, compass, daylight, map looking, skills, using instincts. You spend more time, you remember more.
Now: Everything is a lot more immediate, accessible, instant. Go, take pictures and that’s it. Comes quickly, goes quickly.
Future: Every city will have hipster places, popular places.Some cities will be more valuable. Investments in houses, properties. People will buy them for renting out, not for living. Everything will be quite the same. Tribes will be moved from their lands, will be introduced to drugs and alcohol (to make them passive). People will forget their cultures by using American-style things (food, entertainment).

9. What brings joy to your life?

Sharing, connecting, being in a moment when time is irrelevant. Nature. Healthy being.

10. How to do it so you don’t think where to get money from?

Everybody’s born with a gift. You must find it. Then serve people using this gift. Then you get money from it.

11. Why do you travel? What’s your spiritual way? What do you believe in (the Energy of the Galaxy, Mother Earth, religion, destiny)?

I travel to change myself, my environment, learn things. When something is becoming a job, then I need a change. I believe in honesty, truth. Respect nature. Use things only if needed (like tribes do). If you spend more time to get it, you appreciate more.

12. How do you want to die?

With very little or no regret.