I saw this tag on Sarah's blog (check out her blog, gives me proper travel jealousy!) and I thought I'd give it a go! Just like Sarah, I like to think I'm well traveled even though I'm really really not and there is so much more to see! I didn't really like today's blog every day in may topic, so I thought I'd do this instead!
1. Your most treasured passport stamp?
2. Can you recite your passport # from memory if asked?
Nope! And I can't see a reason why that would be helpful even if I did? Surely you can only get places and stuff with the passport itself?
3. Preferred method of travel; planes, trains or automobiles?
Ahh it all depends! I love cars for short distances because British trains annoy the living crap out of me but I get travel sick if I have to go too far. I love trains for when I'm heading down to London etc or in the Netherlands because they're quick and easy and get you to where you want to go. But generally I suppose planes because I love take off and landing, and just the general idea of them (how cool is it that you can get to another country in an hour, when only like 70 years ago that would have been quite unthinkable for most people?). To be honest, it's not listed, but I love cruising - so ships! You wake up in a new country every day and don't even realise you're travelling.
4. Top 3 travel items?
That's really difficult, because I don't think I've ever been able to get on a plane without going over my luggage allowance. Passport and camera for a start, both are complete necessities! And I'd probably say iPod, because I hate having to sit and travel for hours upon end without something to do! But yeah, I'm really not the person to ask, I do not travel light!
5. Hostel or hotel?
I don't know! I've only ever stayed in two hostels, one on a trip to Edinburgh which was pretty miserable and the second one was in Amsterdam which was incredible. Our room was painted like an LSD trip and when we looked out of the window we could see the prostitutes in their windows, and sometimes if they left the curtains open in the upstairs room we could see them walking around naked. It was an experience to say the least. I suppose I'd say hotel, purely for the privacy that comes with it!
6. Are you a repeat visitor or do you explore new places?
I like to explore new places. There are so many places in the world and things to do and see, it seems a massive shame to stick to the same place. I've never understood people that go to the same country, to the same hotel every single year for two weeks. How are you not bored?
7. Do you read up on your destination (culture, history,safety) or do you wing it?
I don't know! I haven't really been too far out of Europe so you grow up knowing about these kind of places and their safety and culture and history and don't have to look too much into it. I do tend to read about places before I go though - I don't want to miss doing something really good!
8. Favourite travel website?
Ahh I don't know! I never generally take much inspiration from them, I already have a massive list of places I want to go to! But if I'm planned to go somewhere then I always check Wikitravel, because it's always really helpful!
9. Where would you recommend a friend to visit? Name city & why.
10. You're leaving tomorrow, money is no option, where are you going?
If money was no option, I'd probably head straight to the U.S/Canada and travel around because the only thing stopping me from doing that right now is the cost! There are so many cities out there that I want to see and things I want to do! I'd also love to go to Brazil, Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia...I could go on but I'll be quiet!
I'm not going to tag anyone specific, so if you want to give this tag a go, go for it! It's quite enjoyable!