Boarding Pass – Gabby of Gypsy Diaries

If it weren’t for my blog, I wouldn’t meet (and be inspired) by half the people I know these days. And I never would have been connected to Gabby of Gypsy*Diaries had she not left a comment on my blog. I love how the world becomes a little smaller like that. Her blog is full of style and inspiration from a global nomad leading the gypsy life, and today’s Boarding Pass is all about how she travels. {Thanks, Gabby!}

{Beach hopping in Germany}

home town:
Szeged, Hungary (a small town on the South of the country)


where you live now:
Well, can I get an easier question?
I consider myself a global citizen, living the extremely difficult and incredibly blessed life of a gypsy. I lived in 4 different countries in the last 5 years. (Hungary, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany) I lived in Berlin for most of it and now I temporarily moved back to Budapest for the summer. I’m looking for a new place to call home from September on.

{Vacationing in Tunisia}

last trip taken:
Port el Kantaoui, Tunisia. We went on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend
(details on the blog).

{Dubrovnik, Croatia}

next trip on deck:
May will be a month full of travels for me. I’ll spend a long weekend in London, will go on a central European roadtrip with my boyfriend touching Munich, Vienna and Bratislava and the month will finish with another long weekend in Milan, Italy

{After the Tomatina festival (tomato fight) in Buñol, Spain}

one place you would go back to again and again:
I go to London 3-4 times a year, I have many friends there and the culture and shopping options are simply the best in Europe!

{Lagos, Portugal}

place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
One of my favorite places is Zanzibar, it’s truly one of the best-kept secrets of the Indian Ocean. Such an amazing island, with white sandy beaches and coconut trees, it really feels like one of the last untouched paradises on Earth. Zanzibar was my first trip to Africa and it truly felt like another world. At night we were playing with Massai soldiers and during the day we swam with sharks and dolphins. A truly magical experience!

{In Paradise in Zanzibar}

{Masai soldiers}

preferred method of transportation:
I love to fly to faraway places, I still get excited by choosing a movie or seeing the menu on board. Lately I prefer driving my tiny Smart cabrio in Europe, but I also like to be the passenger and just relax and watch the trees go by.

{North Sea, Germany}

place you’ve never been but dying to go:
New York!!! Such a traveler’s must. I`ve been to the West Coast but never to the East coast. I`m fascinated by New York and after all the movies I`ve seen all the books and blogs I`ve read I really cannot wait to go. The problem is that everyone I know has been several times already so they are not so keen on coming with me.

{in The Gambia}

place you’d never go back:
I spent two weeks in The Gambia, and while it was nice and interesting, it was definitely enough.

{Award winning Eco resort in The Gambia}

most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less:
I was just finishing university when an old friend called me up asking – if I were him and if I could go anywhere in the world and could take anyone I want what would I do – I jokingly said I`d definitely take myself. We ended up going for a 4 week trip to Thailand, really discovering the country from North to South (Chian Mai – Chiang Rai – Bangkok – Koh Samui – Phuket). (and now I wish I had more than 2 sentences to describe all the amazing things I’ve seen there :)

how do you prepare for a trip?
I read blogs and many many articles on the net. I compare accommodations, prices and read reviews. I’m a control freak when it comes to travelling.

{Snowboarding in Italy}

how do you record your travels when you’re traveling?
Photos, I finally invested in a DSLR! I’m also starting to use my blog as my travel journal.

{Happy Feet in The Gambia, Thailand and Zanzibar}

what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
Doors… somehow I’m fascinated with doors. Oh and my feet! It’s really silly I know, but I have now this big collection of my happy feet around the world, I hope to have a wall one day decorated with them
(see here)

{Doors in Sousse, Tunisia}

on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
Maybe a 1000….

what’s in your “designer travel kit” ?
I used to carry my simple point and shoot Casio Exilim. I just purchased a Nikon D3000 and a guide book to SLR photography. I have a tiny Samsung notebook which is also super practical to bring with me when I’m travelling.

{The Berlin Wall}

what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen?
Since I started blogging I can`t wait to post everything up there as soon as possible… Recently I’m also obsessed with collages and I make thematic collages of all my trips (beach, souvenirs, architecture… etc).

favorite souvenir/thing to bring back?
Jewelry, I love exotic jewelry.

{Latest acquisitions}

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