Twipper of the Week: Annika from The Midnight Blue Elephant

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Current city: Hamburg, Germany

Age: 37

Total countries visited: I don’t count countries.

What makes you interesting: Who said I was interesting? You would have to ask my lovely friends and family who like to hang out with me, but apparently I am funny for a German.

What brands do you love: Apple, Emirates, Intrepid, Kiehl’s, De Cecco and Champagne of all brands.

What’s your TravanalityEqual parts Epicurean, Purist, Soulager and Urbanite.

What is the most interesting food you have ever tried and where: A tarantula leg in Cambodia. I only ate it because the ‘princess’ of our group wanted to try it and I didn’t want to be left out.

What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: Food and diving excursions.

What are your travel rituals: I used to eat McDonald’s before every flight from New York to Germany when I lived there. Luckily there is no McDonald’s at my current airport so I quit that ritual. Now I’d say always trying to get to the airport super early but managing to run late, aisle seat, face spritz and a really nice hotel for my first night in a new destination.

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: Probably Lapland. I couldn’t believe there was actual reindeer running around in front of me and there could be so much snow in one place.

If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: Following the travels of Margaret Mead in the South Pacific.

Next travel destination: Sri Lanka!