The summer vacation is almost here, and while you plan that holiday and make the bookings, check what kind of accommodation suits your type among Hotel, Hostel and everything in between. Just for the heck of it!
1.When travelling, how much do you interact with the locals
- I love chatting up, even with complete strangers. It’s interesting how they live their lives
- Most of my chats are with the cab driver. About the weather or the matches etc
- Most of my chats are initiated by the friendly local restaurant owner or in shops
- I travel to get away from people. Don’t rub them in my face again
2. On a longish trip, how would you prefer to travel between cities
- Get a bla bla cab. What’s a journey without new friends
- Fly. I like to see the sights I came to see and soak in being tourist
- Drive or take the train. The stops at the smaller towns in between are so enriching
- Walk. Hike. Explore.
3. Who do you travel with
- The more the merrier. Do you want to come too?
- Spouse and kids. Managing just these people is quite the challenge on vacation
- Spouse and kids and friends and their kids
- Solo. It’s a getaway, from everything
4. How many bags do you usually have
- Let’s see- 2 suitcases, 1 backpack per traveler, 2 camera bags, 1 purse, 1 bag of home cooked food
- 2 matching suitcases and hold-alls. Burberry.
- 1 suitcase,1 rucksack, 1-2 backpacks, 1 camera bag
- 1 rucksack. What more?
5. How long is your average vacation
- 3 – 4 weeks. Less than that and you might as well just stay at home
- About a week, including flying time
- 2-3 weeks. Let’s explore nicely
- Months. Or days. I like to just get away
6. How much of the language do you prep before you go
- I can say the important phrases – let’s party, where is the best place to eat etc
- Most people understand a bit of English, I’ll ask for translations for anything else or Google.
- I make it a point to learn a bit of the language. It’s the best way to get a feel of the place
- Nature has one language – awestruck silence.
7. What do you typically shop for on a holiday
- Gifts for friends and family
- The camera lens I have been looking for, or those really cute pair of designer shoes
- Flags, local crafts, something that will remind me of the place
- A t-shirt or any other essential I might have run out of
8. The one trip you wish you had taken before the big 30
- The big gang vacation in South East Asia
- A honeymoon in the Bahamas. Oh well, the second one maybe
- Backpack across Europe
- A solo trek in South America
9. The one to-do you wouldn’t miss in a city (or close to it)
- The impromptu baking class
- The modern art exhibition
- The the sport event
- The natural sanctuary walk through
10. 50% of your meals on a holiday are
- Cooked myself or by the hosts
- Fine dining. I like to try all the Michelin starred restaurants
- Street food or local cuisine
- All of it is local food
Mostly 1s: The Social Traveller
Travel for you is a social outing. Time best spent with people you love or will grow to like a lot.
Best places to stay – get hosted by a local family either known to you or through good old couch-surfing
Mostly 2s: The Luxury Traveller
Travel means experiencing the best the world has to offer. Relaxing and letting your senses soak in luxury is your thing.
Best places to stay – boutique hotels or even the regular 5 star. Check with me on how to get better deals.
Mostly 3s: The Backpack Traveller
Travel is a process of learning and growing for you. It’s to build a richer picture of the planet, understand different cultures and live different lives.
Best places to stay – a cosy hostel is perfect. It allows for interactions with fellow travellers and a place to retreat, when you want to just be.
Mostly 4s: The Solo Traveller
Travel is as much a journey inward as outward, for you. It’s the time to get away from the mayhem and chaos into quiet and peace
Best places to stay – camping. Or even a hostel that has good guidance on treks around, will work well.
What type did you turn out to be? Post the link of FB, if it was right 🙂