20 Things to Ask a Traveler Part 1

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Hi bitLanders! Today's a very chill day, I was just working yesterday at the office and I was under the spell of the writer's block. I can't watch a movie because I was at the office, I can't also think of anything to blog so I did review my list of topics for inspiration. I guess there's really such time when you can't find the idea for a blog but when I bumped into the second part of my list, I found "20 Travel Questions" and I know I am going to blog about this topic this time.

I Google searched on the 20 questions about travel and I found thecareerbreaksite.com where they listed 100 questions about traveling and I know that I should answer the top 20 because a hundred is just too many to answer!

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It is evident that not everyone gets the opportunity to travel. While others can go around domestically and internationally, there are others who are more into their local place which I count myself in. Others would want to explore internationally because they want to experience new kinds of culture and such but then again, international travel means bigger expenses compared to domestic travel.

For my husband and I's case, we both have not traveled together internationally because of that main reason but we will be traveling to Japan in 2019 so we are both excited for that.

Now let me start answering these top 20 questions and there's a bonus question at the end as well. I hope that these will give all of us idea on my own personal choices when traveling as well as provide specific details on my goals and likes as a traveler.

1. What's your favorite place so far?

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As a local traveler of the Philippines, my country, my top most favorite place so far is Palawan. Read my blogs here:

El Nido Island Hopping

El Nido or Coron?

Palawan Destinations You Shouldn't Miss!

Taraw Instant Trek El Nido Palawan

Why? I guess it was because there was less expectation when my husband and I traveled there and the experience we had was totally unforgettable. We were not stressed at all in whatever activities we had plus it was budget friendly. In fact, it was a trip where we had unexpected side trips and they all turned out well! That's speaking about El Nido.

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On the other hand, Coron had also been wonderful. The trip to the Calauit Safari Wildlife Park was also a once in a lifetime experience which I truly treasure so much!

We are also planning on going back to Palawan in the future or perhaps in a different part of the island. I heard of Balabac which also offers a very nice beach and white sand area.

2. If you could swim with dolphins or go shark diving, which would you pick?

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I'd surely pick swim with dolphins. Why? Because I had gone swimming with the whale sharks before which was cool but they are not very interactive with human beings. Dolphins, on the other hand, are known to be playful and harmless so I bet if I go swimming with them, they'll be playing around with me and perhaps they'll let me ride with them or something similar.

Also when we talk about sharks, we are not sure if they are referring to the pretty gentle whale sharks. They might be talking about hammerheads or Malapascua's Thresher Sharks!

3. What place is top of your bucket list?

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If I could select any place internationally, I would prefer Switzerland specifically in that region where the landscapes are just jaw-dropping. I have seen alps filled with snow and those gorgeous natural landscapes just so refreshing to the eyes!

However, if just domestically, I would like to go to Batanes. It is in the top region of the country and I want to experience the beauty of its landscapes and green pastures.

4. What can't you travel without?

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I can't travel without my husband and camera! It is clear that I am not a solo traveler, I go with my husband and I had promised I won't go out on a travel without him because of course, a man should leave and cleave with his wife! I live by that verse.

But then the camera, on the other hand, is so essential in traveling because I won't be able to document the events and places without it. I believe in "Take pictures or it didn't happen".

5. Do you prefer solo travel or with someone else?

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I guess I have answered it in the previous question, I am not a solo traveler, I need my husband when traveling because I feel more confident and secured when he's with me, I can talk with him about the travel, other thoughts and that means no dull moment during traveling.

The question perhaps is if he enjoys traveling with me! Lols, just kidding!

6. Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat?

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It would be Machu Picchu because Angkor Wat is quite close to the Philippines while Machu Picchu isn't so I would like to experience a farther place.

7. Who is the person at home that you miss the most?

I guess I would say, my parents, although I don't really miss them that much when traveling because I had been independent my whole life since I was little. But if I would be selecting individuals, of course, it would be them for sure given that I travel with my husband.

8. What home comfort do you miss the most?

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I will surely miss my comfort room.

For some unknown reason, when traveling, my body goes into some hibernation and I don't know why it tends to do that way. I mean, during times of traveling, I always get constipated, like every time. I had noticed that every single time that we travel but when just at home, my digestive system becomes alright again!

Could there be an explanation to that? Let me know if there is!

9. What has been the most interesting item of food you've tasted?

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I am not very adventurous when it comes to food but in the Philippines, I guess I would say "laing". It was only introduced to me when we traveled to Manila and it was the cheapest on the menu. It doesn't look very appealing to me due to its color but it was super good! I always crave for it!

10. What food from your home country do you miss the most?

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In this question, I would say "ginataang utan". Ginataan means something that has coconut milk in it and "utan" means vegetables or more like local vegetables. Everything just tastes good when there's coconut milk added to it and since I don't get to eat many vegetables every day, cooking it with freshly squeezed coconut vegetables just makes any local vegetable yummy!

That's the end of the first part of the 20 questions. I wished to have answered the entire 20 questions but I decided to cut this into two parts because this is going more than a thousand words now!

See you on the 2nd part, for now, please check this Querlo chat below about traveling.

Thanks a lot for reading!

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About the author:
Jean Beltran-Figues is a photography enthusiast. 
A traveler who wants to promote her beloved country, the Philippines.



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