Hello! I was tagged by Tricia @itistrish to this this travel tag, and given that I’m traveling starting today, what better time to post it, right?
The A to Z Travel Meme was created by Julie Fox. You can find the original post here.
If you decide to answer these A to Z of Travel questions, all you need to do is:
- copy the questions into a new post, either on your own blog or on this one
- write up your answers
- maybe add a few photos to pretty things up
- include a link back to this post so others can find all the information
- tag a fellow travellers (or two, or three) to do the A to Z of Travel
- paste a link to your A to Z of Travel in the comments of this post
- post an excerpt so we can share your A to Z
A: Age you started travelling?
I started traveling regularly when I was 10 (11?), and my first real trip was to France.
B: Best beer you’ve had and where?
Dublin, Ireland. I’m saying this because Guinness is my absolute favorite beer and I went to the factory store!
my mom doesn’t like it! 😀 but I do!
C: Cuisine (favourite)
Greek! I know my dad wasn’t a big fan when we went there, but I love greek cuisine. I have to admit that it’s one big reason why I want to go back.
D: Destinations, favourite, least favourite and why
Favorite will always be London, because it’s my favorite city. Least favorite was probably Tunisia.
E: Event you experienced abroad that made you say “wow”
Broadway and Las Vegas always make me go WOW!
F: Favourite mode of transportation
I love the underground, but I travel the most with my mom, and she’s all about staying above ground and hailing for a cab.
G: Greatest feeling while travelling
Landing. When that plane lands, it’s always the greatest feeling. That, and finally visiting something I’ve been itching to see.
H: Hottest place
Luanda, Angola. I don’t know if it was the absolute hottest, but it’s the one I remember more vividly… because we didn’t have air conditioning for 2 days and I couldn’t sleep! Oh, yeah, the Sahara Desert in Tunisia was pretty damn hot as well, but not humid.
I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where
Philippines. I think Asia is particular good with incredible services.
J: Journey that took the longest
My journey from Lisbon to Manila, in 2009. Lisbon > Madrid > Bangkok > Manila ! The way back was even worse: Boracay > Manila > Bangkok > Madrid > Lisbon !
K: Keepsake from your travels
I love to buy postcards with sketches or B&W pics of the cities.
L: Let-down sight, why and where
Can I say the Mona Lisa? At the Louvre, Paris? Well, it’s so goddamn small…
M: Moment where you fell in love with travel
The first time I went to London, when I was 13. I knew that I wanted it (to travel and to live there!).
N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in
Sofitel Manila, Philippines. It was so so amazing! Also, the best food ever!
O: Obsession—what are you obsessed with taking pictures of while travelling?
I love the city views. Or the Ocean, Mountains… anything, really, as long as it doesn’t have people in it.
P: Passport stamps, how many and from where?
Right now, I think I have a couple from the USA and one from Brazil. We don’t stamp within Europe!
Q: Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where
The Museum of Sexual Machines in Prague, Czech Republic. The quirkiest thing about it was how I visited it with my mom, grandmom and my mom friend. It was weird and we couldn’t stop laughing.
R: Recommended sight, event or experience
Boracay. I’ve talked about how that’s paradise for me, I’ll repeat it. It’s freaking amazing. And the Parthenon in Athens.
S: Splurge; something you have no problem forking over money for while travelling
University sweaters. Is this weird? I love them!
T: Touristy thing you’ve done
Carriage ride in Central Park, NYC.
U: Unforgettable travel memory
Traveling in one of those very small planes with helices, you know? Between Varadero and Cayo Coco (I think) in Cuba.
V: Visas, how many and for where?
None! We Portuguese people hardly need visas to travel! I remember having one in my old old passport from when I went to Angola.
W: Wine, best glass of wine while travelling and where?
I have no idea! Usually I tend to drink more beer than wine. But I’m going to say Miami a few years ago, because I went to a wine tasting thing.
X: eXcellent view and from where?
Top of the Empire State Building, Manhattan NYC.
Y: Years spent travelling?
So far, 20! OMG!
Z: Zealous sports fans and where?
Germany, FIFA World Cup 2006! 😀
I won’t tag anyone, because I’m not really sure of many of you are travelers, but please, do this one if you want to!
I’ll see in South Korea!