Luca is an Italian nerd travelling around the world. He loves hi-tech stuff and gadgets and is considered as a gastronomer. He has a heart for art and enjoy planning a trip only to discover museums, monuments or architecture of a country.
What type of traveller would you say you are?
I don’t like classifications; I travel the way I feel at the moment. I went backpacking for months, but I also made trips sleeping in luxurious hotels and eating at restaurants, so I can’t really say what type of traveller I am.
What is the first trip you remember taking and how old were you?
I guess my first time outside my country was at the end of the ’80s, so I was probably 7 or 8 years old. I was in Turin with my family to see some uncles when we decided to have a small day trip do Switzerland, to Geneva. I remember very little except the lake, the general cleanliness and that I was hit by a bird’s poo on my arm.
What is the one thing that you always carry inside your backpack?
That may sound not too romantic, but probably the only thing I can’t go without is a battery charger!
Do you prefer to travel alone or with someone? Why?
Well, that depends on the trip, I don’t mind travelling alone so I can really feel free to do, see and experience whatever I like, whenever I want. But with the right company the travel could be also better!
What is the one place that you would highly recommend others to travel to?
Japan! Probably most of you will feel out of the comfort zone, but in my opinion, it’s the best country to try it!
What’s the worst place that you have stayed in for sleeping? What’s the best?
The worst, absolutely La Paz, in Bolivia. Really, it’s no contest, and I wrote about it on my site.
About the best well, I’d say, Madrid, I spent several months there and I can say I always felt like at home.
Do you have any challenging and bad experience while travelling?
Oh yes, I’ve been robbed in Argentina, on new year’s eve 2010. I was on the second of the twelve weeks trip backpacking south America when they took me everything, except clothes. It was hard, but I managed to stay until March, as planned!
If you were not travelling what would you be doing instead?
I usually work in the video game industry and I’m a professional proofreader so that’s what I’m also doing now since I’m not travelling in this period!
Are you planning a new trip or do you already have a new trip in mind?
My mind is always full of new trips to do, some here in Italy, some others quite far, but my plans are for this autumn.
Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring travellers?
Use your brain!!! Really, that’s important. Now it’s quite easy to plan everything also for a several months’ trip, but the difficult part is when you’re on the road. Don’t act stupidly, remember that’s not your house, respect always people and places and enjoy what the world has to offer.
Luca Travels Around started in September 2015, it is a travel blog where Luca speak about his trips, his experiences and his thoughts about travelling, good or bad that are. It’s an outspoken blog so don’t expect cheesy advice and shoddy tips, he writes what he feels and sees with no constraint!
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