Wanderlust Tag

I found this “Wanderlust Tag” a while ago when I was preparing for my trip. Since I’m traveling but don’t want to keep the blog on complete radio silence, I thought it would be fun to answer these questions and take a look back at my travels:

Where was your first plane to? Well, technically, my first plane was to Siberia when my mom was pregnant with me. But that doesn’t count, does it? The first plane trip I could actually remember was to Hue (the former capital of Vietnam) and Da Nang when I was in… 7th grade, I think?

A beach in Da Nang

Where have you travelled to that you would love to travel again? The UK. The short time I was there wasn’t enough to satisfy the Anglophile in me. I’d love to see more of Wales and Scotland, and especially the Cotswold,  which I haven’t done justice. Other than that, I’d want to go back to Iceland, Venice, and maybe Singapore too.

Cotswolds cottages

You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no object, where are you going? Oh boy. Where wouldn’t I go? But on top of my list is the Trans-Siberian railway. My parents took it when they traveled to their universities in Germany in the 1970’s, and it sounds so fascinating to me. Plus I’ve always loved traveling by train. I’d love to go to Japan too. Or Australia. Or back to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

Preferred method of travel; planes, trains or cars? Train (see above). I don’t mind flying much, but I get so bored, especially on long flights. Driving is OK for short distances. Train, for me, combines the best of both worlds: you can move around a bit, it can cover longer distances, and you can see the views at the same time. Hence my dream of traveling the Trans-Siberian railway.

Favorite travel website? Travel Fashion Girl. For other travel resources, I can search around and gather all the best information and advice, but for packing lists, I only trust Travel Fashion Girl. They have suggested packing lists for almost any destination in any type of weather, which is great for a chronic over-packer like me!

Where would you travel to just eat the food? I’m not a foodie traveller so I don’t really care, but maybe Korea or Taiwan. I was going to add Japan as well, but then I would travel to Japan for so much more than just the food.

A cheese stall at the Markthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Is there a place you would never go again? Milan. I’m not a very demanding traveler – there is usually something that can interest me, but honestly there was nothing about Milan that makes me want to see it again. Not the scenery, not the food, and certainly not the transportation!

Can you recite your passport number from memory if asked? Yes (after all the visa applications!)

Do you prefer the Window, Aisle, or Middle seat? Window for short flights, aisle for long (who wants the middle seat anyway?!)

A rare window-seat photo I took during my trip to Da Lat

How do you pass the time on the air plane? Watch movies. Try to sleep. Read. Stretch. You know, the usual.

Now, I’ve been dancing around my trip long enough, so I think it’s time to finally reveal it: I’M GOING TO CUBA!!! Or, rather, by the time this post goes live, I’m already in Cuba. It’s going to be very exciting, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! See you soon!

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