Ornella

1 years | Global

Tell us about you

The only thing I ever really wanted to do was travel so a few years ago, I threw caution to the wind quit my job, started travelling and haven’t looked back! After 5 years on the road and some incredible adventures, I decided it was time to share my knowledge with other travellers.

Favourite travel destination and why

This is an impossible question to answer! Europe for the history, Africa for the wildlife, Central America for the culture and Asia for everything else! But if I had to choose one place it would be Belize for friendly locals, some of the best snorkelling in the world, the melting pot of culture, rum punch and dancing to Punta Rock!

How many countries have you visited?

30

Most recent adventure

South Africa and Zimbabwe on an overlanding adventure

Best travel memory

3 days of uninterrupted music at a festival in Veracruz, Mexico

Best travel tips

If it sounds like too much of a good thing it probably is; meaning don’t leave your common sense at home.  Also, if you can’t carry it don’t pack it!

Favourite food experience

Eating street food in Sicily; arancini (stuffed rice balls), pane panelle (chickpea fritters) or gelato con brioche (an ice cream sandwich served in sweet bread) are but a few local delicacies!

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

Don’t wait for someone to go with you.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Sri Lanka: because I miss Asia, Roma Tearne’s writing has inspired me, I want to experience train rides through the jungle and of course try the Ceylon tea fresh from the growers!