Fashion blogger Sam Sidney talks travel
Maybe canoeing in Halong Bay in Vietnam. It was one of those surreal "pinch me" moments. Or travelling up to the arctic circle in the middle of winter, where it was basically pitch black for 24 hours a day. I have no idea how people there live like that, I was exhausted the whole time!
When I was 17 I was an exchange student and lived in Norway for a year. I picked it back then because I had, had a Norwegian penpal growing up and thought it seemed like a cool place. Cool is an understatement though, Norway is sensational! It's this incredibly untouched country with a quality of life you can't really comprehend until you've visited Scandinavia. Not to mention the landscapes. It's all mountains, snow, greenery, rocks and big blue fjords. Heavenly. I miss it so much so I had to have a short stop there again on this trip to catch up with my host families and friends - a whole eight years later.
My friends recently took me to a really great little restaurant called 'Da Polpa' in Covent Garden, London - amazing food (sharing plates, a bit like tapas) and a very cool vibe. And although they're not secrets, the London Fields and Brick Lane areas of London are amazing.
Where are you planning to travel next?
Actually just last night I started googling South America. I would like to see the sights of Peru like Macchu Picchu and the Inca trail. My dad was a backpacker for 8 years throughout the 70s (this is probably where I get my wanderlust from) and he has been to every continent. Still to this day he says South America was his favourite place, so I think I need to see it. Maybe 2013 will be the year!
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