Please meet travel bloggers Karolina and Patryk of Karolina Patryk. A Polish couple who can’t stay in one place for too long.
What is your name?
Karolina and Patryk.
Which country do you come from/call home?
We were born and raised in Poland and we still call this country ‘home’. This is were our family lives and we always spend Christmas there.
Are you a backpacker/long term traveller/business traveller/live and work abroad?
We are full-time travellers and digital nomads. We work online, we usually don’t spend more than a month in one place.
Why do you spend only one month in one place?
We are getting bored really quickly. We love getting to know new things and learn something new. After one month we know every place in the neighbourhood, so we need to move on to change the environment.
How do you fund your travel (savings/work whilst travelling/other)?
We work online, this is a perfect way to fund our travels.
What is the first trip you remember taking and how old were you?
The most memorable for us was our first trip as a couple. We were 20 and 21 years old and we went to Denmark for few days.
Have you been anywhere which turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, how?
Yes, many times. Recently we’ve been trekking at the Great Wall of China. We were expecting crowds, so we were very surprised to see only few people there!
Have you had any bad experiences whilst travelling?
Of course, it’s life- we have good and bad travel experiences. Few months ago we’ve been to Ukraine and someone stole our wallet with all the money we had. We were lucky enough to realise that it is missing a few hours after it happened. We blocked our cards and we didn’t lose that much.
Do you have any funny travel stories?
The funniest travel story we have is from Thailand. We took an early morning flight from Phuket to Bangkok and we met this crazy woman who was afraid to fly. She was hugging Karolina since the time the plane take off until it landed! Of course she couldn’t speak English, so we had no choice but to calm her down with a smile. The worst part of this story is that her son-in-law was traveling in the same plane. He knew his mother-in-law is crazy, so he sit her far away from him…
Which is the worst place you’ve been to and why?
Dubai during Ramadan. It was hot, we couldn’t find anything to drink or eat all day. We think Dubai is highly overrated and we definitely won’t come back there in the future.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
We have many favourite places. We love the UK, Poland and Thailand the most.
Do you have a bucket list? If so what is on it?
Of course we have! We have more than 100 things to-do on our bucket list, so it would be difficult to mention them all. On the top is to die together and visit every country on the world.
Can you imagine life without travel?
No! Life without travel would be miserable.
If you were not travelling what would you be doing instead?
Traveling, haha. Seriously, we can’t imagine better life than that.
What is the name of your travel blog and the url?
Karolina Patryk Blog
When did you begin your website Karolina Patryk?
About 3 years ago.
Why do you write (for money/connecting with people/therapeutic/fun)?
Our main goal is to inspire other people. We believe everybody deserves being free and making dreams come true. On our blog we are trying to encourage people to follow their hearts.
What makes your site so unique and why should people read it?
We are working really hard to give our readers high-quality materials. We spend hours on improving our blog and we really believe it’s awesome!
Do you have any products or services to offer?
Yes! We are selling an ebook ‘How to save 50% on All Inclusive vacations’.
What has been your most successful blog post to date and what was it about?
What has been your favourite article to write either for your blog or another publication?
We really like our recent post about the one-child policy in China. We spend hours on searching the Internet and reading about it. We connected the facts with our conclusions from the trip to China.
What is your favourite mode of transport? (plane/train/boat/car)
We like every mode of transport, we don’t have a favourite.
Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring travellers?
Do it! Follow your heart and make your dreams come true!
What has travel taught you?
Do what you love and don’t care what people think.
What do you think is stopping people from travel?
We think most people are just too afraid to step out of their comfort zone. They are afraid to lose, to fail. The truth is that when you start following your heart, magical things happen. The whole Universe will help you to achieve your goals.
So you guys travel and work together. Don’t you get bored of being together all the time?
No! We are not only fellow travellers, business partners and husband and wife. We are best friends. We love spending time together and we don’t think we’d ever get bored of our companionship.
Quick fire questions:-
Favourite airline? Qatar Airlines
Favourite country? Thailand
Favourite city? London
Favourite beach? Beaches on Koh Larn island
Favourite food? Chicken rice
Favourite language? English
Please provide the following:-
Website url? http://karolinapatryk.com/
Twitter handle? https://twitter.com/KarolinaPatryk
Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/karolinapatryk
Google+ profile/page? https://plus.google.com/+Karolinapatrykcom/posts