I’m a DIY travel enthusiast and blogger from Romania and the owner of andoreia.com, where I write about the destinations I visit.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
I’m a strong believer in the fact that traveling enriches your soul and opens your mind, like nothings else can.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I usually love to visit old towns with a lot of history, but lately I’ve also looked for experiences like watching the Northern Lights, snorkeling or riding a panoramic train in Switzerland.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
I like to plan before my trip what I’ll actually wear everyday. Since I’ve started doing this, packing got way easier and closing my carry-on stopped being a struggle. Besides, it’s actually cheaper to travel with a small suitcase, so another win there.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
Pack-cubes!I love how they keep my stuff compact and well organized inside the suitcase.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I’m eager to go back to Asia, particularly Thailand or Maldives.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Before every trip I also include a bit of research on safety for the places I’ll be visiting. It’s part of my travel planning and it makes me feel more prepared since I can avoid certain places if I deem them unsafe or be more aware if there’s any high risk of pickpocketing/scam where I’ll be going.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
One way to experience a destination like a local is to book an apartment a bit farther away from the busy center, instead of a well located hotel. Also opt for eating and drinking at the nearby smaller restaurants and pubs.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Fika. I really like the concept behind the word.
When and where are you next travelling?
I’m planning to visit a few Christmas markets at the beginning of December, but it’s still up to debate because of the pandemic situation.
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