Travel Memories from Micaela [senyorita.net]

[:en]”What is your most memorable childhood travel memory?” That’s what I’ve asked over 50 travel bloggers and other travel addicts. These are their personal stories and photos.

 

Today, I interview Micaela from Senyorita.net!

 

Hi Micaela, do you remember the first time you went travelling?

As a young kid, my parents would drive up to Baguio City, which is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines that time due to its cool weather. Travelling in the Philippines is not easy back in the day. We’re lucky because we’re roughly 2 hours away from this tourist destination. We would go horse-back riding, park hopping and dine at really nice food establishments. My uncle used to work in a hotel there. Unfortunately, a tragic event happened. My uncle died due to the 1990 Earthquake (7.8 magnitude)that killed hundreds of people. It was a very scary moment for all of us.

 

My first out of the country trip took place in 1994 before my 7th birthday. We went to Hongkong. It was a very memorable childhood experience for me – first plane ride (are we really inside an airplane?), first cable car, first time getting lost in a city where not a lot of people can speak English and many more!

 

It was in that trip that I thought of having my own hotel in the future. It’s been years and my father passed away nine years ago. Been wanting to go back there, but never got the chance to. Maybe next year. I’ll stay in the same hotel!

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

My father’s family were well-traveled. They’ve been to a lot of countries and even resided in Guyana for four years during my father’s teen years! They have a number of adventures abroad. Thanks to my grandfather’s job as a doctor, the whole family were able to explore the world in such a young age.

 

What was your favourite holiday destination as a child, a teenager and an adult?

Childhood

Obviously, the trip to Hongkong is my favourite. Baguio and Subic are my favourite local destinations as a kid.

 

Teenager

I wasn’t able to travel much when I was a teenager. The most memorable I can possibly think of is a trip to Bolinao. It is located at the western part of Pangasinan, my home province. The trip will take you two hours so I consider it a long trip!

 

Adult

I am currently in England and I can say that London is my favourite city because there’s too much to do! Honestly, it is hard to pick a top favourite destination, so I just picked my favourite city teehee :D

 

Can you tell me what your memory is with this image?

Traveller Interview Michaela

Me and my Dad outside Ocean Park Hongkong (1994)

 

Can you remember a specific travel item/gadget you used to take on a trip as a child?

I used to collect postage stamps. I acquired my father’s own stamp collection, but a typhoon washed them away. I remember crying because of it.

 

One item that I do remember bringing in my trips is my Bugs Bunny Stuffed Toy that we bought in Hongkong. He was my imaginary friend LOL

 

Did the way you travelled as a child changed much when you grew up?

The family wasn’t able to travel much as I do now, but I can say that the trips I had as a kid inspired me to explore the world once I earn my own money. Philippines, my home country, has a lot to offer in terms of white sand beaches, highlands and other natural resources.

 

I used to collect photos of Philippine Iconic Tourist Spots and I get excited when I visit them now that I’m an adult.

 

 

Finally: What is your best tip for making a trip memorable?

It is good to take pictures and record videos, but spending too much time doing such will ruin the moment (not unless if you’re a journalist on assignment). Slow down a bit and don’t forget to drink tons of water! Also, find time to travel with relatives. Solo travel is good, but it is also nice to spend some time with your loved ones.

 

 

If you want to read more of Micaela’s stories, be sure to visit her website: Senyorita.net.

 

 

Click below for the Travel Memory Interview Archive:

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews[:nl]”Wat is jouw meest memorabele reisherinnering uit je kindertijd?” Dat vroeg ik meer dan 50 reisbloggers en andere reisgekken. Dit zijn hun persoonlijke verhalen en foto’s.

 

Vandaag interview ik Micaela vanSenyorita.net!

 

Hi Micaela, do you remember the first time you went travelling?

As a young kid, my parents would drive up to Baguio City, which is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines that time due to its cool weather. Travelling in the Philippines is not easy back in the day. We’re lucky because we’re roughly 2 hours away from this tourist destination. We would go horse-back riding, park hopping and dine at really nice food establishments. My uncle used to work in a hotel there. Unfortunately, a tragic event happened. My uncle died due to the 1990 Earthquake (7.8 magnitude)that killed hundreds of people. It was a very scary moment for all of us.

 

My first out of the country trip took place in 1994 before my 7th birthday. We went to Hongkong. It was a very memorable childhood experience for me – first plane ride (are we really inside an airplane?), first cable car, first time getting lost in a city where not a lot of people can speak English and many more!

 

It was in that trip that I thought of having my own hotel in the future. It’s been years and my father passed away nine years ago. Been wanting to go back there, but never got the chance to. Maybe next year. I’ll stay in the same hotel!

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

My father’s family were well-traveled. They’ve been to a lot of countries and even resided in Guyana for four years during my father’s teen years! They have a number of adventures abroad. Thanks to my grandfather’s job as a doctor, the whole family were able to explore the world in such a young age.

 

 

What was your favourite holiday destination as a child, a teenager and an adult?

Childhood

Obviously, the trip to Hongkong is my favourite. Baguio and Subic are my favourite local destinations as a kid.

 

Teenager

I wasn’t able to travel much when I was a teenager. The most memorable I can possibly think of is a trip to Bolinao. It is located at the western part of Pangasinan, my home province. The trip will take you two hours so I consider it a long trip!

 

Adult

I am currently in England and I can say that London is my favourite city because there’s too much to do! Honestly, it is hard to pick a top favourite destination, so I just picked my favourite city teehee :D

 

Can you tell me what your memory is with this image?

Traveller Interview Michaela

Me and my Dad outside Ocean Park Hongkong (1994)

 

Can you remember a specific travel item/gadget you used to take on a trip as a child?

I used to collect postage stamps. I acquired my father’s own stamp collection, but a typhoon washed them away. I remember crying because of it.

 

One item that I do remember bringing in my trips is my Bugs Bunny Stuffed Toy that we bought in Hongkong. He was my imaginary friend LOL

 

 

Did the way you travelled as a child changed much when you grew up?

The family wasn’t able to travel much as I do now, but I can say that the trips I had as a kid inspired me to explore the world once I earn my own money. Philippines, my home country, has a lot to offer in terms of white sand beaches, highlands and other natural resources.

 

I used to collect photos of Philippine Iconic Tourist Spots and I get excited when I visit them now that I’m an adult.

 

 

Finally: What is your best tip for making a trip memorable?

It is good to take pictures and record videos, but spending too much time doing such will ruin the moment (not unless if you’re a journalist on assignment). Slow down a bit and don’t forget to drink tons of water! Also, find time to travel with relatives. Solo travel is good, but it is also nice to spend some time with your loved ones.

 

 

Als je meer van Micaela’s verhalen wilt lezen, bezoek dan zeker haar website: Senyorita.net.

 

 

Klik hieronder voor het Reisherinnering Interview Archief:

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews[:]

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