Claudia & Kaan – Interview
Featured Traveler: Claudia & Kaan
Q: Where are you from and when did you start traveling?
A: We are both from Toronto , Canada but live in Bali now. We started traveling together 4 years ago.
Q: How many countries have you visited?
A: We have visited 41 countries together
Q: What’s your favorite place so far?
A: Our favorite place is Vanuatu. This is one of the most magical countries we have ever been to, and made the best memories over there. Here we came across the whitest sand, bluest waters, and most impressive landscapes. The island of Tanna has the world’s most accessible active volcano and we still can’t believe we went right up to the edge of it!
Q: What place is top of your bucket list?
A: We really want to visit Antarctica and are hoping to do so for our honeymoon.
Q: What can’t you travel without?
A: We definitely cannot travel without our camera- it has become a part of us!
Q: What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted?
A: Definitely all the street stalls selling bugs on Khao San Road in Bangkok. Trying worms and scorpions was the craziest!
Q: Which country has the friendliest people?
A: We found the most friendliest people in Fiji and in Namibia. We have nothing but great experiences there with the locals.
Q: Where would you most like to live in the world?
A: We are really fortunate to be able to live in Canggu, Bali, and it has been the place we feel the most at home.
Q: What destination have you found to be overrated?
A: We found Egypt to be overrated. While the ancient history and relics are amazing, we had such a difficult and unpleasant time traveling around the country.
Q: What’s the best piece of travel advice you’ve received?
A: ‘Travel Light’. We took this piece of advice to heart and now only travel with carryon bags. We have saved thousands of dollars on checked luggage fees since we only fly with 2 bags. We only take what we need and it is so liberating.
Q: What’s the worst piece of travel advice you’ve received?
A: People always told us how dangerous it would be to do a roadtrip in Africa. We have roadtripped and camped the whole way from Kenya to South Africa and only had the best experiences!
Q: What’s your top travel tip?
A: Travel can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it. Majority of the time when we are on the road we are spending much less per month than what we spent living in Toronto. We love travelling around South East Asia because of how inexpensive it is.
We avoid traveling around expensive location such as Europe and Australia and if we do, we couch surf and cook our own food most of the time. It is really easy to save money if you do your research and plan your trips.
———- Happy Traveling ———-