This week we caught up with Andrea Spirov, a dual national of USA and Australia, who has travelled to 38 countries.
Snap your fingers right now and you’d magic yourself to…
The Grenadines – I’m thinking a hired boat and a few weeks or months checking out the islands and relaxing. We’ve had too much stress this year.
Do you prefer to travel solo or with a friend?
You know, I’ve never really travelled solo – not for more than a day or two. I’ve picked up on my own and moved to a completely new city where I didn’t know anyone, but I’ve never had the opportunity to take a trip by myself. I love travelling with my husband so at this stage I can’t imagine I’d like it.
What is the most epic bus journey you’ve experienced?
I’d pick any from our travels through Argentina last year. One of the journeys took over a day – we went from Iguazu in Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay by bus. Lots of police inspections and a mad dash across the border at 5am. The bathroom situation leaves a lot to be desired. But I think the long bus rides are a right of passage when travelling in South America.
Fear factor: Would you rather jump off a building or eat something really nasty?
I’ve developed vertigo over the last couple of years so I’ll take the something nasty. As long as Andrew Zimmern has tried it first.
What type of traveller really bugs you?
The judgmental ones. I can’t be around people who live their lives in comparison to other people. Just be yourself and let everyone else be too.
What camera do you take travelling with you and why?
I currently have a Nikon D7000, which I love, but I’ve take some awesome shots with my little Canon Ixus 980 IS. I think it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have as long as you take lots of photos and maintain a high level of curiosity in your subjects.
In your opinion, what do you think is the sexiest nation?
Spain. They are so curious about other people and their sensuality comes through in their confidence. And those accents…
Andrea Spirov is one half of the blogging duo at Inspiring Travellers. She currently resides as an expat in Norway. You can find her on Twitter (@InspirngTrvlrs and @ASpirov) and Facebook.