Twipper of the Week: Eva Baczynska from Travelle.
Current city: New York City
Total countries visited: 42
What makes you interesting: I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, by Polish parents, yet I was raised as an expat. I went to American and British schools before moving to London, Boston and Oxford to continue my education abroad. Many of my friends and I speak English to each other and are currently sprinkled across the world.
What brands do you love: I love Hermes for the incredible quality of craftsmanship. Apple for the innovation and trend setting in how we relate to everyday devices we can’t imagine living without. Saint Laurent for the way they manage to merge elegance with edge.
What has been the most useful thing you have brought on a trip: My Mophie Powerstation Mini. It charges every device I own and saves me during long days away from my hotel room.
What is your favorite app to use during your travels: As simplistic as this sounds, Google Maps. This app helps me place myself in a new city, find a nearby coffee shop, and assess if my next meeting is walking distance or if I should order an Uber, my second favorite app.
What is your most favorite travel memory: Horseback riding in Urubamba, Peru with two Quechua-speaking guides and not a trace of humanity in sight. I spent over 9 hours exploring the area on a beautiful stallion called Principe whose temperament and speed added to the adventure.
What is your favorite mode of transportation when you travel: There simply isn’t anything like taking a train. You get to relax, read, enjoy the view out the window and the café car is a short stroll away if you get the sudden munchies.
If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: Amsterdam. I would say I’m orderly quirky, tend to think in a strategic and organized way, but I surprise people with how odd my sense of humor is and how much of a romantic I am. I feel like Amsterdam manages to combine good city planning and functionality with character. And if you take a random turn, you may be in for an adventure you didn’t expect!
Most magical place on earth: Your mind can transport you anywhere, real or imaginary. I think if you can absorb whatever place you find yourself in or a location you’d love to visit, and appreciate its magic, you always carry that with you. See, the romance comes out again!
Next travel destination: My next big trip will be to Cape Town in South Africa. I’m in the process of planning a New Year’s getaway with a group of friends. We will be arriving from Poland, Mexico, Portugal and several cities in the U.S. Between now and then, I will be visiting Miami, LA, London and Warsaw for business and pleasure, or what we commonly refer to as “bleisure” these days!