Adventurer: Lara is a Medical Student who loves to travel and experience different cultures

4 April 2022

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About you

I’m a 21 year old Medical Student who loves to travel and experience different cultures.

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

It gives me joy and makes me grow as a person.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

I like to be around locals and find out more about their life and their culture.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

Not having too many plans. I like to let myself go with the flow. I talk to locals and find out where they like to go and then I go there.

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

My bum bag, I have everything I need in there.

What destination are you eager to go back to?

South Africa

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

I listen to my gut. If I get the slightest bad feeling, I get out of the situation. This works with people, hotels, places and all kind of things and has been working really well.

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

I just talk to everyone, some people offer to show me places, others have recommendations and hints on where to go and what to do. Also I like to stay in smaller villages, then it’s usually super easy to meet locals and experience their lifestyle.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

Empuss – Kimassai for cat

When and where are you next travelling?

Next week, to the bush in Tanzania

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