Another Travel Q & A

Letter 59

Best piece of travel advice?

Walk. As far as you can for as long as you can. The most enjoyable experiences you’ll have will be when you’re leisurely walking with no destination and stumble upon something great.

Home is?

Edinburgh. I’ve only lived here for a year and a half because of university but I really do love this city. I think it will always be a home for me.

It’s slightly cheesy but I would also say that I have a home at Melwood. After spending the summer there working at camp, it will always have a place in my heart and I can’t wait to return! (Letter about this – Summer of a lifetime)

Earliest travel memory?

I’m not confident this is the first memory I have of travelling because my family and I went away every year, sometimes more, when I was young, but it’s a memory I’m fond of. We were in Kefalonia (the year 2004 – it was deserted because the Olympics were on in Athens) and I was really hungry. I remember because I get really grumpy when I’m hungry. I was being a bit of a brat so my parents caved and took me to get food. We went to a small Greek taverna on the beach and I tasted my first calamari. To this day it’s my favourite food.

Best nightcap?

Looking up to find the saucepan in the sky – the big dipper. It’s the only constellation I can pick out, so it’s my favourite. Then to bed pretty early with a cup of tea.

Best meal you’ve had?

I would have to give this one, again, to Greece. A couple of years ago I was in Skiathos with my mum and I had lamb kleftiko in a restaurant looking out onto the harbour. Oh lord it was wonderful.

What’s your most precious souvenir?

This post will make it seem like I have only ever been to Greece. My most precious souvenir is a ring I was given in Koroni, Peloponnese where I volunteered for 6 weeks. (Nothing romantic may I add) The volunteers for archelon are very well respected in the town, especially by a lovely man who owns a beautiful souvenir/jewellery shop in the centre. On my last day there I went in to buy one of the rings I’d had my eye on. It wasn’t expensive – only about €10. He was going to reduce to price to €5 for me but in the end he gave it to me as a gift. It was such a lovely gesture and solidified what I always feel about the Greeks – that they are kind people. I wear the ring every day and it reminds me not only of Greece, but of my first solo trip.

Which celeb would you most like to meet?

Rafael Nadal. I’m crazy about tennis and would love to meet the man I’ve watched for years on TV. I think he is just magnificent.

Ultimate road trip tunes?

I like a huge mixture of stuff. I like stuff that I can sing to, old tunes, real classics and also some calmer stuff for when I’m in a different mood. I love the playlist ‘The Great British Breakfast’ on spotify, it’s so good!

Thanks for reading – I hope you liked it! I got these questions from the Easyjet Traveller magazine and I thought they were fun!

Happy travels!

From Lou

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