Hello everyone ,Happy Thursday and its time again when I introduce an amazing travel blogger aka #ThursdayTraveller to you all. This week spotlight is on Trisha Velarmino from P.S. I’m On My Way. Trisha is one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world and learn about life. She writes about things she learned on the road while traveling: on how evolved millennials are now and how they are coping up with the travel trend. She loves culture and languages so she also focuses on immersion adventures — what it feels like to eat, cook, speak and sleep in another culture that isn’t hers. Her favourite cities in the world are Barcelona and Buenos Aires.
1) What does Travel mean to you? What is the inspiration behind.
Travel for me is being able to know how other people eat, cook and speak. I am more interested in getting to know the culture of a certain country. I take pleasure in knowing how to live there and be like one of them. I love languages and it’s one of the reasons I like to travel. Being able to speak a language that is not your own gives you the ability to connect and understand another part of the world. The experience is so powerful and fundamental.
2) Ok so if I ask you to name 3 things you can’t travel without, what would they be?
Laptop, watch and yoga pants.
3) What do you think has been the biggest thing you’ve learned while traveling (about yourself, a culture or travel itself)?
It’s easy. Three years ago, I embarked on a backpacking trip in Latin America thinking it’s difficult; thinking it’s not possible. The first few chapters were really challenging as I don’t know anything about long-term travel. Once I was able to cross a border by myself (land travel), I realized traveling is so easy. You can leave whenever you want and you can do it at your own pace. A lot of people think traveling requires a lot of money but I also debunked that myth. You don’t need that much money to be able to travel the world!
4) Your top 3 destination experiences you’ve ever stayed to date and why?
- Mendoza, Argentina: I worked as an English teacher in Argentina and Mendoza is the city I felt really comfortable in. This place is perfect for wine-lovers like me as it is home to the famous Malbec. I was able to participate in an extensive wine tour. I am not from a wine country nor I knew anything about wine. This city gave me a lot of knowledge in terms of gastronomy.
- Barcelona, Spain : My University days in Milan were composed of escaping to Barcelona. Every day, I wished I lived in BCN instead of Milan. I love how I feel very welcome there. I love the food, the wine and the music. I fully understood why despite the very low economy, my friends chose to live there. Barcelona is full of soul.
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mainly because the Brazilians are those types of people who know how to work and play at the same time. They have time for almost everything! After work, they can afford to lie on the beach with a beer in their hands. They can go to the movie house whenever they want to. They can do whatever they want, whenever they want it! Best of all, the Carioca spirit is one of a kind. Everyone is always welcome in Rio de Janeiro and you will never feel left out!
5) Have you got lost whilst travelling? If so,what happened?
I don’t consider it getting lost but if you’re talking about missing a bus/train stop, I did that a lot of times because I am always sleeping. 😉 I get easily dizzy in train rides and the best way I deal with it is through sleeping. So yeah, I’ve had numerous stops I missed and sometimes, I had to take another bus to go back to that stop! Arrrggg, I am really a deep sleeper!
6) What’s your most practical tip for travelers?
Travel according to your preference. You should always do what works for you. Yeah, for sure there are a lot of travelers out there who you follow (especially us bloggers) but always remember that everything works for different kinds of people. Set your own trend. The most important thing is being comfortable with the type of traveler that you are and enjoying the ride!
7) Who plays you in the movie about your life?
8) Finish this sentence: The funniest thing that’s ever happened to me while traveling is…
a way of life.
This or that :
- Books or Listening to music: Reading books while listening to music. Always a good combination!
- Planned itinerary or just wing it? Just wing it! I like surprising myself. I am the most disorganized traveler!
- Solo or group travel: Solo. I am really bad in traveling with other people!
- Cruise Trip or Backpacking: Backpacking! Always!
- Winter Vacation or Summer vacation: Summer. <3 <3 <3
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