Twippers of the Week: Megan and Henry from The Borderless Project.
Current city: Los Angeles, CA
Age: Megan is 23 and Henry is 27
Total countries visited: We’ve visited 26 countries, 9 of them together.
What makes you interesting: We have so many differences and such different backgrounds; it’s like traveling even when we aren’t. We’re always learning something new about each other’s culture and background, which definitely keeps it interesting for us and we hope for those who follow our blog as well.
If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: Cuba in a heartbeat!
What is the best part about having a travel partner: Being able to experience a new destination through our very different perspectives. One of us is from Peru and the other is from the US, and with totally different life histories, we can see these destinations through a million different lenses. Sharing this is one of the coolest things of having any travel partner! And having a shoulder to sleep on when the bus rides get too long.
#1 thing you must do when traveling: Eat. Find a local, ask them what their favorite dish is, and where they get it- then go! If we’re lucky, they’ll join us.
Best thing you have bought during your travels: Definitely our wedding present for Henry’s brother that we found in the Amazon. In the Peruvian Amazon you can find all of these herbal alcohols that have very bold claims as Aphrodisiacs (along with outrageous names). We went to the Belen market in Iquitos and we chose, “Siete Vezes Sin Sacarlo” (we’ll let you translate that). The woman selling this drink at the market cautioned us that it was very powerful, wrapped it in gold paper and we brought it back for their wedding gift. They’re a family with a great sense of humor and it was one of the few souvenirs you find that can’t be bought anywhere else.
What is your most favorite travel memory: We’ve been lucky to travel so many places over the last year together, it’s hard to choose, but we narrowed it down to two. 1) Visiting the Amazon. It was one of the most incredible places either of us have been, and nothing can compare to falling asleep in our hut with the Amazonian rain pounding on the roof after a day of holding wild animals, visiting our guide’s village and family in the middle of nowhere, and swimming at sunset alongside piranhas and pink dolphins. 2) Meeting at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. It was a bucket list item for both of us, and without this there wouldn’t be The Borderless Project!
Next travel destination: Road tripping the West Coast of the US (trying to go from the Mexican border to Seattle, WA!) and then Southeast Asia.