I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Natasha of The Boho Chica this week for Travel Blogger Thursday. As you can tell from the picture above, Natasha is quite adventurous! She loves to experience beautiful natural environments (specifically, great hiking spots), as well as learn about new cultures and cuisines. She calls Dubai home, but travels all over the world.
What inspires you to travel and what do you enjoy most about traveling?
I travel to experience different cultures, introduce my palette to new tastes and just have my mind blown by everything the world has to offer. Traveling has helped me to push my own boundaries and become a stronger, wiser and happier person. What I love most about travelling is that it really teaches you to appreciate everything; nature, culture, people, history, art and just about everything else. You also feel a sense of humility when you realize how small a place you occupy in the world.
Where is your favourite destination and why?
Of everywhere I’ve been so far, New Zealand is my favourite country because it is incredibly beautiful. The landscape makes you feel like you’re in a picture or a painting. The food is absolutely delicious, the people are very friendly and there are plenty of adventure activities to push your boundaries.
When did you start to travel, and where did you first visit?
I first started to travel in 2012 and my first trip was a solo one to the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh for a volunteer internship with the Grameen Bank. The country does not really have a tourism infrastructure and was culturally very different from anywhere I’d lived before. But I loved learning about the culture, exploring the villages where the bank works and meeting the borrowers who welcomed the interns into their homes. I met some wonderful people on that trip who continue to be good friends today.
Why did you start your blog, and what do you enjoy most about blogging?
What do you like to bring back from the places you’ve visited?
Lots of travel notes! I’m also fond of scarves which are locally made and have one from every country I’ve visited.
Where do you plan on visiting next?
Thank you so much for the great interview and sharing all about your travel inspirations, Natasha! You can read her blog at The Boho Chica, or follow along on social media: