Uencounter.me has partnered with a number of travel bloggers who share our core values of integrity, honesty, and transparency. Over the next several months, we are highlighting them in our Partner Series. We hope this allows you to get to know them better and remember, you can follow all of their travel and blog posts via their personal pin map on uencounter.me!
The fifth in our series introduces Giulia Cimarosti from Travel Reportage [dot] com; we asked her a series of questions and her answers follow:
Please tell us a little bit about you personally:
I am a solo female traveler that aims to see the whole world on a lifetime long RTW trip. My dream is to become a full time photographer and reporter. In the meantime, I live traveling full time.
How long have you been blogging and why do you do it?
I started my blog around 2 years ago during a pretty sad moment of my life – I had a vertebral fracture and couldn’t move for months, when I was actually supposed to travel. Therefore I started to share my travel experiences and plans online to keep myself busy. Two years later, here I am!
How did you decide upon the title and direction of your blog?
I just wanted to share my passion for travel and show all solo travelers that it’s possible to travel on our own without risks, through my blog posts and photography. “Travel Reportage” means that I am reporting everything I do and see on my way around the world!
What is your favorite blogging experience?
Before I started my blog, I had no idea that there were other people like me out there. I felt like my continuous wanderlust was inappropriate, and tried not to listen to it too much. My blog put me in contact with people that are as “crazy” as me, and gave me the strength to leave everything behind and start living the way I want. This is definitely the greatest thing that blogging gave me.
What has been your most treasured travel experience?
So far I have to say Egypt is the place I loved most. I like everything about this country and I spent overall about 1 year there, including January 2011 when the Revolution started. I am bounded to this country to the point that I am thinking about buying an apartment in Cairo!
If you could return to any one of the locations you have visited, where would it be and why?
As I said, I would go back to Egypt, and actually this is something I do every 5 or 6 months. Another country that I would love to visit again is Japan, as I feel I didn’t spend enough time there on my first visit.
What location is at the top of your bucket list today?
India! I have been dreaming about this place for years and finally I am going. By the end of the year I will be there. I am very much interested in meditation and I am currently looking for the right place to learn and practice.