Today we have Sarah from Let Me Tell You About a Hotel answering our five travel blogger questions! When she’s not reviewing hotels around Europe and sampling restaurants and bars in London, she’s travelling around the world.
Why do you love travel?
I feel it’s ingrained in me and something I have to do. It’s so important to discover what the world has to offer and witness different cultures and ways of life. Although I’m most comfortable being home and in a city I know, it’s exciting to visit new places and revisit the ones I love. There’s such a huge amount to see and do around the world and when I first started travelling I realised I couldn’t stop, I had to keep going and travel further. It’s opened my eyes to things I’d never have experienced otherwise.
What destination is top of your bucket list?
Japan is definitely somewhere I want to visit, the culture completely fascinates me. I recently went to Hyper Japan in Earls Court and it was like stepping into another world.
Another thing on my bucket list is backpacking around Southeast Asia. I did a gap year in Malaysia after I finished school but never got to do the usual backpacking tour so it’s definitely something I’d love to do one day.
Where is your most favourite place you have travelled to?
Huntington Beach in California. After I finished university I spent the summer there with 16 friends staying in an amazing house near the beach and just living the ultimate American dream. It’s such a chilled way of life and very different to London. We became a big family always looking out for one another and when the group started going home one by one at the end of the summer it was like the end of era. We haven’t all been together since so a reunion is definitely on the cards.
What is your most favourite memory or experience whilst travelling?
Travelling to Malaysia for my gap year without my family and doing something for myself is something I’m really proud of. I was 18 and fearless, and when I look back now I wonder how I wasn’t terrified about being so far away from home on my own for 7 months. I had a very naive idea of what I was getting myself into but ended up having the best time of my life. I taught fantastic kids, some of which I am still in contact with 10 years later, and I discovered my love of travelling. I have a major soft spot for Malaysia and probably always will, I just adore it.
What is your favourite photo from your travels?
It’s so hard to pick just one photo because some have loads of meaning but aren’t much to look at. But beauty wise, this is my favourite photo. It was taken in Sagrada Família in Barcelona and it captures the colours and light fantastically. The queue and wait to get in was over three hours but once I stepped inside it was completely worth it.Sagrada Família
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