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Exciting Travel Interview with Valerie and Alex from Our Wanderlustory

Exciting Travel Interview with Valerie and Alex from Our Wanderlustory

Riddhi Bhattacharya

Hello Reader, 

I am Riddhi Bhattacharya, a student, freelance blogger and writer and editor at The Teen Pop Magazine. My passion resides in etching down feelings of my heart and notions of my mind – conveying them to the world with my speeches, debates, articles and blog posts. 

Today, I am in conversation with Valerie & Alex, a young and creative travel couple with a passion for photography and travelling. Valerie is from Paris (France), and Alex from Turin (Italy). They met in London while working in the same company, and it was love at first sight. At first, they did only short travels around Europe as there was not enough time to explore every corner of the country with only a few days holiday and a full-time job.

So after trying the 9-5 life, they quickly realized that we were not made to stay in one place. They love to discover new cultures, meet new people, and explore new corners of this big world! So they left their comfy life behind and took a step into the unknown in 2016 and made their own blogging site, Our Wanderlustory! They applied for the Australian visa, and from that point, they have been exploring and making memories!

Travel Interview with Valerie and Alex

Hey Valerie and Alex! How are you doing?
We are lovely Riddhi! Thanks, how are you?
Oh I am perfect! Thanks for interviewing with us because you have to know how much of a fan I was since I fell in love with travelling.
Aww, thanks dear! Means much to us!

So, firstly, how do you plan your travel trips? Any tips?
We begin by searching for inspirations on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. We then take a look at other travel blogs and see which sights and location are a must-see, which ones are rare but worth a trip and how we can commute there. Then we just pack our bags and off we are!

What’s your favourite part of travelling?
Meeting new people, eating new food, living new experiences and discovering vast and diverse multitudes of cultures.

How many countries have you visited?
Just 43!!

Still, a lot isn’t it! Could you name the three most memorable places you’ve visited inside your countries (France and Italy) or outside internationally?
We would say Cappadocia, Paris, Bagan. We absolutely loved our journeys and experiences to these lovely, exotic and enthralling places

What are your favourite types of landscapes to visit? (ex: mountainous, desert-like, hill-valley lands, flat plains)
Alex likes mountainous landscapes and hiking and quite contrary to that, I (Valerie) prefer a tropical environment. What’s better than an exotic beach?

Do you have any significant memories or special moments attached to any of your travelling trips? (ex: a proud hiking trip, a beautiful sunset that melted you away, a breath-taking view of the cityscape, a fun day at the beach, etc…)
I think one of our really memorable and special moments would have been watching the gorgeous sunrise in Bagan in a hot air balloon! Valerie and I(Alex) found it superbly romantic and couldn’t get enough of the breathtaking sights!

What items are an essential must in your travelling bags?
That’s an easy one! We’d say camera gear, phones, money, and adaptors!

Do you have a favourite suitcase or certain bags that you must take?
We prefer a backpack for long trip and suitcase for a short trip and a must-have is our camera bag! How else would we take the pictures and store away these memories forever in a cinematographic world!

Best hotel/vacation home you’ve ever stayed in?
Jamahal Resort & SPA in Bali! Without a doubt, any day!

Have you had any troubles speaking a new language in different countries?
Not really, basic English scores the deals, but together we can manage English, Italian, German, French, Spanish! Practically almost every common European Language!

What is your favourite souvenir from one of your travels?
Without a doubt – our photographs! It is such an amazing way to live and re-live your memories, moments and experiences!

Any certain “hidden” or “gem” places that you’ve have found in your travels that most tourists may not see? (a cool village, the countryside, historic downtowns, etc…)
I think, Bagni, San Filippo in Italy! It is THE best-hidden gem!

What are some of your biggest travel bucket list goals that you have completed and a few that you hope to complete?
There are so many!!! Yet a few we can say at the snap of one’s fingers are a road-trip in Australia, buying a motorbike in Vietnam, travelling from Italy to Turkey in a car! In fact, we wish to do India, Sri Lanka & Maldives soon.

Wow! Being an Indian myself, I’d say India is a must-go! There’s so much culture, vibrancy and traditions to discover. Anyway, how hard has it been for you to travel during the pandemic?
Well, they cancelled our flight back home due to the pandemic! So here we are, stuck!

Where do you plan on going next?
Actually on a road trip through Italy, then we will go to the northern European countries in our van!

Alright then, let’s do some rapid-fire, shall we?
Lovely! Bring it on R!

If you’re on a tight budget where would you go?
Maybe South East Asia?

Museums or Beaches?
Beaches! Valerie loves Beaches!

List top 5 places that everyone must visit once in their lifetime.
Tough call but Venice, Bali, Bagan, Great Barrier Reef and Cappadocia

Best places to visit in Italy and France that people don’t know about?
In Italy, we’d say Cortona, Bagni San Filippo and Punta Prosciutto; whereas in France, Gorges du Verdon, Annecy and Colmar!

That brings us to the end of the interview, Val and Alex! I had a superb time conversing with you especially when such a travel freak myself!
Aww, thank you! It was lovely speaking to you too Riddhi! We really loved it!
If you would like to know more about Valerie and Alex stay tuned with The Teen Pop Magazine

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In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System. Travel Travel

In light of racial and social justice issues surfacing in mainstream media, people around the world have been discussing and debating pressing issues that are not only political but human rights issues. With matters of justice becoming conversation pieces, it’s important that we make the most of the situation and bring attention to issues such as the Kafala System that have gone unnoticed by the press. As has been chewed over by many, modern-day slavery is present in the United States and many other countries through prison labour and human trafficking, but another brutal, blatantly exploitative form is present in Asia: the Kafala System.

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