Wanderlust travel tag

I’ve come across this Wanderlust Tag a few times before (first I spotted it on Style Scoop) and after coming across it again, I decided to do it as well. Travel has been such a passion of mine this year and sometimes I get a little overwhelmed with how much I still want to see and wondering if there is enough time! I have barely touched the tip of the traveling iceberg and there are so many places that I can’t wait to explore. Let me know if you enjoy this Wanderlust tag, and feel free to do one yourself! 🙂

  1. Your most treasured passport stamp?
Taking a little nap by the Eiffel Tower ;)
Taking a little nap by the Eiffel Tower 😉

It’s a hard one to choose, but I think it has to be Paris. Paris was first on my bucket list, so when my parents asked me to choose one place to visit as a gift, picking Paris was a no brainer. My mom and I had a girl’s weekend there last year, and it is one of the most special times that I will treasure forever.

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Mauritius is also a close runner up because of the feelings that it involved- it was Steve’s and I first overseas trip together and I stood by my best friends side as she got married there.

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  1. Can you recite your passport # from memory if asked?

I can, but only because I’ve had to use it so much this year!

Wandering around the streets of Verona
Wandering around the streets of Verona
  1. Preferred method of travel: planes, trains or automobiles?

I am terrified of flying. Terrified. Everyone always asks how that could be seeing as I’m on a flight every month. But I have a legit fear of flying and every time I have to do it, my freak outs start a few days before the flight. I manage it with calming pills(and I always taking a sleeping pill on the plane) and I’ve learnt to control it pretty well now. Sometimes I still have a little panic attack on the plane and feel like I can’t breathe and start crying, so yes flying is definitely my least favourite. I find car rides very boring, but I really enjoy trains. They are usually pretty smooth and steady, and there is more room to move around on them.

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  1. Top 3 travel items?

I never travel without my little make-up bag (which is packed with minis), my camera and a good book.

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  1. Hostel or hotel?

Hotel all the way. If I’m going to make the long journey from South Africa, there better be a comfy bed with fuzzy socks waiting for me at the end of it 😉

Chilling at the Burj Al Arab with Dimi from Style ScoopChilling at the Burj Al Arab with Dimi from Style Scoop

  1. Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?

I like to explore new places, and barely ever return somewhere twice. I’ve been to Russia though like a million times and while its always exciting, I still prefer visiting new places.

I always love visiting The Red Square when I'm in Moscow
I always love visiting The Red Square when I’m in Moscow

 

7. Do you read up on your destination (culture, history, safety) or do you wing it?

I’m more of a “wing-it” type of person. The research that I do is usually already within my knowledge, so I only research the place when I get there. I ask locals when I’m there whats the best place to explore and what they recommend. Sometimes it works in my favour, and sometimes it doesn’t 😉

Loved seeing this gorgeous piece of architecture in person
Loved seeing this gorgeous piece of architecture in person
  1. Favourite travel website?

Not a travel website per se, but I love reading In The Frow travel posts!

  1. Where would you recommend a friend to visit? Name city & why.
Take me back!
Take me back!

There are so many amazing cities I would recommend to visit, and if you’re in South Africa then the first one would be Mauritius! It’s close by (sort of) and it’s just such a magical place, especially if you are looking to relax. I also really loved Budapest and Barcelona!

Strolling around Budapest
Strolling around Budapest
Overlooking the majestic Barcelona
Overlooking the majestic Barcelona

10. You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no option, where are you going?

I am dying to visit America! New York and California are definitely next on my list!

I left my shoes in New York City- and I shall visit there and get them back soon!;)
I left my shoes in New York City- and I shall visit there and get them back soon!;)

1 Comment

  • Reply theglamgreengirl October 27, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Ah I love this! Think I might have to join you on this tag 😉 xXx

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