I found this post from Anna of Travel Bungle and I found it really interesting as some of the things she mentioned were same as mine. I always like comparing notes with other travelers and learning new things/destinations from them. Having read her post, I am now going to convince the Greek boyfriend to bring me to Amorgos so we can visit Agia Anna and see for myself how good this beach is.
Now here’s my Travel ABC’s version. 🙂
A: Age you went on your first international trip
11. I went to Hong Kong with my aunt.
B: Best beach you’ve been to
Coming from the Philippines with about 7,000 islands, I should say one of those islands. However, as I am trying to be absolutely honest here I’ll have to say Maldives. 🙂
C: Cuisine (favorite)
Mexican dish. I haven’t been to Mexico though. LOL.
D: Destinations, favorite, least favorite and why
I loved Greece. Well actually, I love the places along the Mediterranean sea because of the weather, food and people. Least favorite will probably be Munich.
E: Event you experienced abroad that made you say “wow”
I’d probably say Disney Dreams Show in Disneyland Paris. 🙂
F: Favorite mode of transportation
Train is not really a favorite but I prefer it than taking a flight. If I can teleport myself, that will probably my answer to this question.
G: Greatest feeling while traveling
Being in the places which I never actually thought that I can be in, specially those historical places which I only see in history books. Like the Colosseum in Rome.
Well, I live in Dubai. Go figure.
I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where
J: Journey that took the longest
Rome to Munich by train, 10 hours. At least it was a train, not a flight. I probably would’ve killed myself if that was a flight.
K: Keepsake from your travels
I usually take fridge magnets for myself and an ashtray for the boyfriend. Just recently, I started collecting coasters.
L: Let-down sight, why and where
I’m not really sure why but Munich didn’t impress me at all.
M: Moment where you fell in love with travel
I’ve been traveling locally in the Philippines as early 7 years of age and I do believe that I’ve known since then that I would love to travel for a living someday. 🙂
N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in
Velassaru in Maldives. Of course I didn’t pay for it, I was there for business. 🙂
O: Obsessions while traveling
Photos most definitely.
P: Passport stamps, how many and from where?
Maldives, Cairo, Kenya, London, Athens, Paris x2, Venice, Goa, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Saigon, Colombo
Q: Quirkiest activity you’ve done and where
Watched a Ping Pong show in Phuket and a slightly illegal thing when I was in Goa. 😉
R: Remote place visited
I don’t think I’ve ever been in a remote place yet. I think I will have to add it on the bucket list. 🙂
S: Scariest moment experienced
I witnessed a guy getting beaten up by two grown men in front of Marylebone station in London. I think I’ve ran the fastest in my life at that time.
T: Touristy thing you’ve done
The obligatory tourist pose at the pyramids. 🙂
I will never ever forget my first time to travel alone – Paris, 2008.
7 Schengen visas, 1 India visa, 1 Egypt visa, 1 Sri Lanka Visa, 1 Kenya Visa, 1 UK visa
W: Wine, best glass of wine while traveling and where?
Vinsanto in Santorini.
X: eXcellent view and from where?
I’m torn between the three:
Z: Zealous sports fans and where?
I don’t really have much experience on this but when we were in Madrid, the team of Real Madrid dined at the restaurant which is right opposite the house that we were staying. They woke me up from my siesta, I thought there was a fire or something as it was chaotic outside. I’m not a fan of football and well, I didn’t realize then that I should go get my camera and take photos since I have the best view from the 3rd floor balcony.
That’s my Travel ABC’s version, what’s yours?