Twipper of the Week: Gloria from Nomadic Chica.
What makes you interesting: I’m the unicorn! I’m one of the very few Chilean travel bloggers. Growing up at the other side of the Andes gave me a very special way to see the world and how the world sees me as well. I usually carry a map to show people where Chile is located. I have a serious wanderlust I can’t stop and will keep traveling to show other woman that it’s possible to travel the world.
Total countries visited: I have traveled to 22 countries, still a lot more to explore!
What are your favorite travel brands? I love brands that help me while on the road, good quality gear and technology. I’m not really engaged with any brand as I move a lot and brands change all the time depending on destination.
If you wash up on a deserted island with your luggage in hand, what’s the one thing you’re thanking God you packed? My mobile with perfect signal and unlimited Wi-Fi. I could keep taking pictures for my Instagram to keep everybody updated with the fun I will be having while waiting to be rescued.
What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling? I probably spend most of my money on food when traveling, and if in need I would pay if necessary for a health issue.
How has travel changed you or how do you hope it will change you? I have become more tolerant and positive. Knowing different realities makes me appreciate where I grew up and all I can have access because of traveling. After experiencing things on the road I am now more a problem solver than simply complaining about everything.
Describe your most unique or funniest travel experience: Wow, that’s very hard to tell, as there have been so many adventures. Perhaps the most memorable until now has been in India. I was there the day before the Dalai Lama was giving an open talk and later he came to take pictures with every person in the temple! This was a very touching and emotional moment. I will keep this memory forever as a reminder that magic and synchronicity exists! http://www.nomadicchica.com/india-my-encounter-with-the-dalai-lama-in-dharamsala/
Where did you go for your first travel experience and at what age? My first international and solo trip was to Ecuador and Peru. I was 18 years old and was craving to go explore beyond the borders of Chile. Before starting my plan was to only visit Macchu Pichu, but when I was on the road I saw the map and couldn’t stop heading ‘a bit’ north, so I went to Ecuador too.
If your personality were a city or country, which one would it be? Hopefully Bangkok. It’s one of my favorite cities and can be a bit diplomatic but very funny. Bangkok is very diverse, colorful and shinny…and tasty!
Next travel destination: I will be in Chile for the next couple of months and then my next destination will be Central America and Mexico.