Travel Stories Week 32
My Path in the World
What's your favorite place you have visited?
My favorite destination has to be Spain. I love the language, the culture, the people, the food, and of course, the place itself. It's so much more than just a beach destination, and you can find almost any type of landscape in Spain. It's also where I feel most at home which is the main reason why I always want to go back for another visit.
What's the best thing you have seen while travelling?
It's hard to pick just one thing, so here are the best 3 things I've seen: Iguazu Falls and Perito Moreno Glaciar in Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval.
The first two are incredible natural phenomenons that left me completely speechless. I've dreamed about visiting Argentina since I was a little kid, and it was definitely worth the wait.
The Carnaval in Rio was also an unforgettable experience. Initially, it didn't really matter to me, but after taking a behind the scenes samba tour, I changed my mind. Apart from learning about samba, I got to visit a warehouse where they made their outfits and decorations and attend a rehearsal of one of the samba schools participating in the Carnaval. That tour was incredible, and I bought my ticket right after it. It was truly an amazing experience, and I would never forget the atmosphere in the Sambodromo stadium.
What's your best travel story?
It's not uncommon for Jewish families to have their surname changed throughout the years in the last decade. My surname is also different from the surname my grandfather had been born with which was Tawil.
I've arrived in Buenos Aires a couple of years ago, and my taxi driver was also Jewish. I speak pretty good Spanish, so we started talking about many different topics. He told me some of the history of his family and mentioned that his grandfather's original surname was Tawil. It's not a common name, so I was pretty shocked. I don't know if we are actually related, but finding that kind of connection on the other side of the world was one of the most memorable moments of my life.
Tell us about your blog
I'm Or, a travel blogger on a mission to help people make the most of each trip. I don't like to just tick items off the bucket list, so in addition to popular destinations and attractions, I'm always in search of hidden gems, unique experiences, and underrated destinations. My biggest travel passion is Spain, but I love exploring other European destinations as well, and all continents are on my travel bucket list.
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