Twipper of the Week: Travel Photographer Antoine Collas.
Current city: Paris, France
Total countries visited: Between 45 and 50.
What makes you interesting: I’m not sure if I’m especially interesting. I’m just a normal guy with a thirst for world travel.
What’s your Travanality: I wasn’t able to choose between defining myself as a Purist or an Urbanite, but I also have touches of Soulager and Epicurean.
Best thing you have bought during your travels: A scorpion and larva stick for lunch in China. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fill your stomach that much.
Do you have any recommendations to help battle jet lag: My only suggestion would be to have a rest when you’re tired. In my opinion, jet lag is just a part of traveling. So you have to deal with it.
Where and when were you the most culture shocked: In India a few years ago! It’s culture is so far from the occidental one. The differences are huge and when you go there it’s a total loss of landmarks: eating, driving, consideration of women, weddings, spirituality… everything!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: It’s always a question of challenging yourself when you go out of your comfort zone. Then you can get to know yourself better, and discover some hidden parts of yourself while traveling. This is why I love it.
Best travel advice: Get out your comfort zone. You’ll get the best feedback.
Next travel destination: South Korea and Japan!