Featured Blogger: My Adventures Across the World

This week we’re taking some time to talk to Claudia!

1. First of all, what are your website and social media links?

My blog is My Adventures Across the World, www.myadventuresacrosstheworld.com; my facebook is www.facebook.com/myadvaw and twitter is @Claudioula

2. How did you come up with your website name?

I just wanted to portray the image of a woman that goes around the world and lives endless adventures, and that seemed like the obvious choice. I know it is a long name, but I like it.

3. What more can you tell us about your blog? What are your goals or intentions for it?

I mostly focus on Latin America, for which I have a great passion, and Sardinia, the region I am from, which is paradise on earth, really. I write a lot of destination guides, as well as some funny posts about my many misadventures. My goal is to establish a brand, where not only I provide information on places to visit and wonderful stories, but also create trips for other travellers.

4. Can you provide us with a Throw Back Thursday picture of one of your favorite travel memories with an explanation?

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Machu Picchu – I finished the Inca Trail, and the view I got from the Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, at sunrise, was so incredible that I cried from the happiness. I spent the entire day at the site, until the guards told me to leave. I took this picture at around 5 pm, right before leaving, from the Guardian’s Gate. I must have spent two hours sitting there just to appreciate the change in the light as the sun went down.

5. Which are your favorite and least favorite cities you’ve traveled to? Why?

I am completely in love with Istanbul, in Turkey. It is so diverse, so vibrant, so interesting. It may well be the most beautiful city in the world. I also love Rome, of course – it is splendid. And Cusco, which is literally breathtaking. On the other hand I did not like Camaguey, in Cuba – I kept getting lost in that labyrinth, and I felt trapped as the only bus would leave at 2 am and I did not know where to stay until that time, and there were so many tourist traps and scammers! Bogota isn’t particularly great to me either – the city is ok, the people lovely, but I kept getting sick there, so I kind of have bad memories.

6. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Where?

Oh, I am a picky eater who refuses to try “weird” stuff most of the time. I told myself I would try chapulines (fried grasshoppers) in Oaxaca, Mexico, but then the smell was so revolting that I did not. Sorry!

7. Who are your travel idols?

Wandering Earl. For as big of a blogger he is, he’s remained so humanly modest and kind.

8. What’s your best travel tip?

If you wanna go, just go!

9. Which is your favorite post you’ve written? Please provide a link.

Things to do in Cuba: the ultimate guide for your trip to Cuba. http://www.myadventuresacrosstheworld.com/take-me-to/things-to-do-in-cuba/ 

10. What advice would you give to someone new to travel blogging?

Work hard. You have to learn to multitask, and every day spend a significant amount writing posts for yourself, for others (guest posts), and grow on social media too. And read other blogs too: they may have useful information, and they may well inspire you!

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