Monica

1 years | Global

Tell us about you

My uncle introduced me to travelling at a very young age when he would send me postcards from all over the world – I have a shoebox with well over 200 postcards and the tradition continues to this day! Getting lost in markets, meeting the locals, sitting in cafes watching everyday life happen and eating from food stalls - or in establishments were the locals eat - are the highlights of all my travels around the world!

Favourite travel destination and why

Iceland, for its beauty, fresh, clean air and changes of weather – you go from sun to snow to rain to fog all in a 30 minute timespan!

Most recent adventure

Cuba - Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara and Havana are must sees, it is like stepping back in time.

Best travel memory

Sleeping with wild dogs under the stars in the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, India.

Best travel tips

Learn a couple of key phrases in the local language/dialect. People love that you try to communicate with them in their language and are always more than willing to help you.

Favourite food experience

All my food experiences are my favourite – that's what travelling is about!

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Do some research on the basics – visas, currency, weather and opening hours of museums and attractions you want to visit. I never know much more than that for any of the adventures I have embarked on.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Egypt - for the pyramids and a hot air balloon ride over the west bank of Luxor. This has been a dream since I was in grade school and had to do a project on Egypt.