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Featured Traveler: Trisha Velarmino of Psimonmyway.com

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Mondays at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Mondays at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Featured Traveler: Trisha Velarmino

Trisha Velarmino is the travel blogger behind www.psimonmyway.com. She is one of those inspiring travelers who left their comfortable life to explore the world. She worked in the fashion industry in the Philippines and Italy. Later on, She realised that an 8-5 job is not for her so she left my job, sold all her things and went to Africa. In 2013, She went to Latin America and never looked back. She sustain her travels by teaching English, blogging and doing online jobs. She loves cooking, eating, football, hot sauce and coffee. Her way of travel is learning how other people cook, eat, speak and sleep. Her favourite cities in the world are Barcelona and Buenos Aires. 🙂

Borobudur Temples, Indonesia
Borobudur Temples, Indonesia
Learn more about Trisha by reading her answers to few of our travel related questions:


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Art in the streets of Sao Paulo is my favourite in the world!
Art in the streets of Sao Paulo is my favourite in the world!

When did you started blogging, Why do you blog?

I started blogging back in 2011 when I first studied abroad. It was a fashion-slash-lifestyle-slash-travel blog as I was a fashion student in Italy. It was the one that made sense at the time. Professional travel blogging came the following year when I decided to travel the world for real.

To be honest, I blog for myself. I blog so that one day, I will remember how to exactly tell my story to my children and grandchildren. 😉

Batu Caves in Malaysia
Batu Caves in Malaysia
Hitchhiking to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Montevideo, Uruguay
Hitchhiking to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Montevideo, Uruguay

When did you start traveling, inspirations?

When I was 22, young and physically fit, I decided that I should start traveling the world. It all happened to me when I went to a University in Milan, Italy. I spent most of my life studying Fashion and Arts Management at the same time, seeing Europe. I was able to go around on my feet and learned a lot of things from different people and culture. My love for football also encouraged me to travel more. About five years ago, Liverpool FC and Arsenal had an Asian Tour. I followed every match and stalked them wherever they were. I booked expensive tickets, got hungry but still, I was able to see them play live. That was an eye opener for me to see more places. When I realised it was that easy, I decided to pursue long term travel.

Home office in Cusco, Peru
Home office in Cusco, Peru

Lessons you learned on the road?

Oh, there’s a lot my favourite is how powerful the human soul is. I’ve faced different (and hard) challenges that I was able to surpass and that idea still amazes me! I realised we can do anything as long as we believe!

Home office in Mt Bromo, Indonesia
Home office in Mt Bromo, Indonesia

Destinations on your Bucket List?

Madagascar, Canada and Australia.

I love reading books
I love reading books

Beach or Mountain?

Beach!

How often do you travel by air / land?

I only travel by air if I am flying to another continent. Within a continent, I travel mostly by land.

in Machu Picchu
in Machu Picchu

What’s your favorite airport?

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

What is your favorite Hotel?

None in particular! But I love the ones that are secluded.

Mondays at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Mondays at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

What is your preferred Airline?

Emirates

How do you beat jet lag / Motion sickness?

I take a large sleeping pill. HAHAHAHA! Or I exercise and try to eat right.

Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay

What are your favorite travel gadgets?

Laptop and camera! Can’t live without them.

Any Tips on how to travel light?

For long term travel, pack 2 pairs of each (2 shorts, shirts, pants, sweater, and so on)

New found friend in Fez, Morocco
New found friend in Fez, Morocco

Best Backpack Brand?

None in particular

The office in Mancora, Peru
The office in Mancora, Peru

Top 3 Philippine Destinations?

Siargao, Baler and Zambales!

Overlooking the city of Baños, Ecuador
Overlooking the city of Baños, Ecuador

Things you love about the Philippines?

The Filipinos are the best part about being in the Philippines. They amuse me. They challenge me. Every Filipino loves to travel and they have the urge of learning about anything! They can adapt easily and are always very creative.

Volunteering in a B&B in Rio de Janeiro
Volunteering in a B&B in Rio de Janeiro

Things you hate about the Philippines?

The Filipinos. Yes, I love and hate us. The chismis culture, the idea of being skinny as a sign of beauty, the social media wars, etc. Like what I said, ‘we’ amuse ‘me.’

Top 3 International Destinations?

Brasil, Spain and Turkey.

Follow her on her social media accounts: 

Blog: http://www.psimonmyway.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/psimonmyway
Facebook: http://facebook.com/psimonmyway
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psimonmyway
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/psimonmyway
Google +: http://plus.google.com/+TrishaVelarmino

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