Claudie – 1Com4t3r

I’m excited to have the awesome photographer Clauds from 1com4t3r tell us all about her travels in our Five Travel Quesetions! Learn about this South Africans experience in Malawi, Egypt and more!

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Why do you love travel?

Travelling is like taking your maths formula and saying: there is more than just one way to do something!!!  Don’t you just love everyone’s different worldviews and habits!? So fascinating!

I feel so fortunate that my whole family loves travelling and camping and that we can share this with each other.  As children we didn’t always realise the value of such expeditions but it was always fun to run off, explore and feed our adventure driven curiosity =)  I guess it sort of stuck – different place, different people = fun and adventure!  Now I help others feed their craving for adventure by blogging about my travels, including tips and guidelines, whilst inspiring a leap of faith!

What destination is top of your bucket list?

Well, I feel like an Olympian who has reached her primary goal.  For me that was Spain.  So, what is next?  I really want to travel to each and every country, there are so many that we know so little about.  But if I have to choose just one I’ll go with Thailand or another South-East Asian country.

Where is your most favourite place you have travelled to?

You ask the the most difficult of questions!  I think Egypt (or that whole 3 month Middle-Eastern experience).  It was the first time that I traveled solo, although I met a lot of new people along the way, I had to deal with the language barrier on my own.  That aside, it’s my favourite for a variety of reasons: history, culture, memories, food, music, people (not all the people but most of them, haha!) And I learned to count from 1-10 in Arabic.

What is your most favourite memory or experience whilst travelling?

Camping next to Lake Malawi (in Malawi) and watching the sun sink away while we sit around the fire and prepare dinner.  This, after a long day of fishing and snorkeling among tropical fish (plus crocodiles and hippos): unparalleled experience!

What is your favourite photo from your travels?

My favourite pic is something a lot of people have snapped before and named it ‘zebra crossing’ but I find mine to have a bit more symbolism.  It was right after a wildfire had broken out in the National Kruger Park (South Africa) when we found these perfectly lined up zebras making their way from the green to the dead charcoal.  I quickly popped-up through the sunroof and took the shot before they completely crossed.  I love that the one in the middle stopped and looked at us, perfect timing.  But it got me thinking, why would they go to the burnt side?  Or are they returning, now that the fire has stopped?
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Follow Claudie’s travels on her blog and Twitter!

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