Hi, today I will share an interview with Saniya Puri. I hope this will inspire all of you. For those who like to travel
So let get start it 😀
1: What is your name?
2: Which country do you come from?
3: Are you a backpacker / long-term traveller or live and work abroad?
I am a medium-term traveller (approx 10days in a stretch)
4: Can you tell us about yourself?
I am a travel freak and an Engineer by trade but if we talk about my passion, nothing beats travel. I have been around 20 countries and am planning to travel the world. I started writing a blog recently to help other travellers and I include everything in my posts, from attractions to Hotels to Flights. All the information is based on my experience so I know that any traveller who reads my post will definitely benefit from it.
5: What is the first trip you remember taking and how old were you?
I remember my Singapore trip, I was 20 yrs old then. Though it was not my 1st trip but that trip ignited the spark in me to travel the world. I had so much fun there.
6: How often do you travel?
3 to 4 times a year at least but this number is definitely going to increase now 🙂
7: How many countries have you visited?
20 like I mentioned above.
8: What’s your favourite place so far?
Paris!! That is the reason I have started writing an informational series about it.
9: What was the most memorable moment of the trip?
The Hongkong trip, when I was in Disneyland. Since my childhood days, this was my dream. I still love Disney the same way. The moment I saw the entrance of Disneyland Hongkong – that was my memorable moment.
10: Have you had any bad experiences while travelling?
oh, thank god, none yet.
11: How do you make an income while you are travelling?
I have a family business.
12: When and why did you decide to travel?
I was on a family holiday when travelling became my passion. I started enjoying my holidays so much that I never liked coming back. Travelling teaches me so many things. I learn a lot about different cultures, history and I get to eat different authentic cuisines, yay. I discover myself while travelling. I feel more evolved!
13: Do you think we have to be rich to travel the world?
No, you just have to choose your priorities and spend according to them. If you love travelling then you will automatically cut down on different things and start funding your trips.
14: Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring traveller?
Stop wasting time on photography or videos while you are on a tour. Just live the moment. I am not saying that you should not click pictures, you must! But only when time permits. If you are on a night safari in Singapore and you spend all the time clicking the pictures then you will end up watching nothing. When you will be back home, you will be left with only photographs of that tour and no other actual observations. Remember photographs can be googled but not actual experiences.
she so cute.
15: What place is on top of your bucket list?
Disney World, Orlando
16: What can’t you travel without?
My travel partner
17: Do you prefer solo travel or with someone else?
With someone, I have a specific travel partner. I talk so much that I cannot travel alone.
18: Which country has the friendliest people?
London & Edinburgh
19: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met so far? On travel?
20: What’s been your scariest moment?
In Singapore, I was unable to find my travel partner for some time. I got really scared as I couldn’t think of any way to contact her.
21: What was your most embarrassing moment?
This happened in Sentosa, Singapore, I went to the washroom after the songs of the sea show and there was only 1 nearby. My stomach was upset and I took a little longer time to come out. When I came out, I saw 15-20 people standing in a queue and waiting for me to come out! I was so embarrassed.
22: How many foreign words have you learnt so far?
oh, many, I love learning new languages but I tend to forget the words as I don’t use them too often.
23: How many different currencies are you carrying?
20 countries 🙂
24: What’s the best piece of travel advice you’ve received?
I haven’t received this advice but have realized this. Never miss your trips in making videos or clicking photos. I mean you should click/make photos/videos but first enjoy the moment and then do it. We can even google the photographs but never memories.
25: What’s the worst piece of travel advice you’ve received?
I can’t think of any.
26: What’s the longest you’ve been away from home?
27: What’s your dream job?
I am doing it, travelling and sharing my experience to help others.
28: Where would you most like to live in the world?
Edinburgh(Old Town) or Paris
29: What’s been the weirdest thing you’ve seen? On travel
can’t think of any
30: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt?
All the cultures, languages, the diversity but in the end all the emotions are similar. Feelings are similar.
31: Dorm or private room?
Private rooms, definitely
32: What’s your top travel tip?
Research about the destination before your visit
33: What travel scams have you heard about?
34: Train or bus?
Either depending on the distance and comfort.
35: Fan or air conditioning?
Depends on the temperature, I am comfortable around 24 degrees
36: What would you do if you didn’t have to work?
I will travel!
37: What’s the most reliable source of travel advice?
The original sites of the vendor like the direct site of the hotel or the amusements
38: What’s been the best street food you’ve had?
I loved the Pad Thai noodles in Krabi
39: What was the most challenging thing you’ve done?
I took a massage from an Elephant, yes, you read that right.
40: City or countryside?
City, I love to stay near the fun places. I just can’t be in silent places.
41: Do you prefer to walk, take public transport, or take private transport?
Depends on the distance, luggage, and the kind of route it is.
42: Window or aisle seat?
Window, Window, Window! 🙂
43: What’s the longest single journey you’ve taken?
27 hours, haha
44: Would you rather see a lot of places or get to know one really well?
I can’t move to next destination till the time I am have not explored the city properly.
45: Do you prefer hot, cold or temperate places?
46: How many photos have you taken?
Can’t count, there will be thousands of them
47: What was the best place you stayed in?
Hotel: Venetian, Macau
48: Who is your dream travel companion?
49: What is your dream travelling experience?
Staying in a Disney resort
50: Bungee-jumping – yes or no?
I am scared, it has to be on a spur of the moment
51: What is the name of your travel blog and the link?
Live to Travel – Holiday Destinations
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