Twippers of the Week: Mark and Miranda from The Common Wanderer.
Current city: Melbourne, Australia
Age: Mark is 30 and Miranda is 27.
What makes you interesting: Hopefully many things! As a traveling couple, we started out as close friends for a few years before getting together… It’s definitely made the ups and downs of traveling together easier to handle! We both love adventures that take us off the beaten path which is where we find the most authentic experiences and as brand new bloggers we hope that this translates right through our site!
Total countries visited: 39
Most magical place on Earth: Given our plans for the future, we’d like to think we’re yet to discover this! At this point though, we’d have to say watching the sunset from above the clouds during our Kilimanjaro trek in Tanzania was pretty magical.
What does “travel” mean to you: Journeying somewhere totally foreign, exploring the unknown (and sometimes challenging) and embracing freedom.
Best travel advice: Allow yourself to get lost when you first arrive somewhere, it’s the best way to acquaint yourself with somewhere new.
Where and when were you most culture shocked: This has occurred many times, most recently in Uganda, Africa. The way of life is so vastly different, especially near the border of Rwanda/Congo. Subsistence farming is very different from inner city apartment living.
What is your most favorite travel memory: There are so many, too many to list! However, if we had to pick from our travels together it would have to be Tanzania. We spent a month there in June last year climbing Kilimanjaro, going on Safari, and relaxing on Zanzibar. Three very unique experiences that all stood out in their own way!
Next travel destination: We’re still undecided! At this stage it looks like we’ll be heading back to Africa for a couple of months. South America is also very, very tempting!