Featured Travel Blogger: Danie from Like Riding A Bicycle

Last week we heard all about Amar’s awesome adventures around the world, and now it’s over to Danie, to tell us what she gets up to on her travels.

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HI, CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF?

1. Name: Danie

2. Age: 27

3. Travel Blog: Like Riding A Bicycle

4. Twitter: @hitchnomad

5. Home Town: Edmonton, Canada

6. Current Location: Mexico City

7. Tell us a bit about where you are at the moment and what you’re doing there:

I’m currently chilling out in Mexico, one of my favourite countries. I love checking out different places every time I come, and have some cool pals in Mexico City to show me around, so just hanging out here really!

TRAVEL TIDBITS

8. First ever travel experience:

Peru when I was 20 – it was my first time backpacking and my first time travelling alone. I fell madly in love with travel on that trip.

9. Where’s next in your travel plans?

I never really know until I’m there! I’ve been on the road for over three years straight, and still can’t seem to plan anything.

10. Give me the top 3 places you’ve visited and why:

Iceland, because the scenery is insanely beautiful and changes so much from place to place. Peru, because the people are absolutely amazing, and it’s where I fell in love with travel. Scotland, because it’s easy to hitchhike with gorgeous scenery!

11. What 5 countries do you want to visit that you haven’t yet been to?:

Papua New Guinea, Greece, Croatia, Indonesia, Argentina

12. If you could avoid going anywhere where would it be and why?:

I’d avoid India because it’s just way too crowded for me!

13. What are your top 5 travelling items?

My tent, my sleeping bag, my Osprey pack (how I love it so!), my external charger, and my bunny hat.

14. Best bit of advice you’ve ever been given:

“You can always leave.”

15. Worst advice?

“Don’t trust anyone.”

16. What do you miss most when you’re travelling?

That’s easy – my friends scattered throughout the world!

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NOW FOR THE RANDOM QUESTIONS

17. Hostel, Hotel or other: 

CAMPING!

18. Favourite food from another country: 

Papa a la huacaina from Peru

19. Favourite mode of transport (plane, train, bus, tuk tuk etc): Hitchhiking

20.Guilty pleasure?: 

All of the chocolate

21. Best travel app?: 

Skyscanner

22. Favourite travelling soundtrack/What are you listening to at the moment?: 

Into the Wild Soundtrack

22. Favourite travel movie?: 

The Beach

23. Favourite travel book?: 

Into the Wild

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PROMOTE YOURSELF

24. Thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions. Now please take a few lines to tell everyone about your website…

My site is a bit unusual to tell you the truth! I’ve been travelling for three and a half years straight, but I’m not really one to give you top ten lists or guides to certain countries. I prefer rather to share my own tales and thoughts on the road. I also have a section where I interview travelers with disabilities – whether mental or physical – which aims to inspire others to travel. I hitchhike a ton and earn money online, so you can also find tips and tricks for these things on my site.

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