What makes you travel as much as you do ?
It’ s mostly because of work ; I seldom rest or take vacations . When I’ m meant to take vacations , I’ m usually occupied with other things .
How often do you travel ?
I’ m not too much of a traveller . I always choose my journeys very carefully but I travel at least four times in a year .
What was your most recent travel experience ?
I went to Russia in June 2018 for the World Cup and it was my first time of visiting that country.
The trip was organised by my brother and me because we went to document the behind – the -scene moments of the competition .
It was sponsored and facilitated by a few friends and brands .
It was indeed a wonderful experience and investment .
We had enough content and the opportunity of seeing Russia in all its beauty .
What was your experience going to Russia ?
There is a stereotype about Russia not being a friendly country but we quickly realised most of it wasn ’ t true when we got to experience the country first – hand .
I don’ t know if it ’ s because they were hosting the world cup at the time but they were more hospitable than we expected.
We saw that it was just a bad press against the country.
When I got there, I noticed that everything around was written in their language .
Nothing at all was written in English . It almost seemed deliberate.
Added to that , they have a different set of alphabets , so one needed an app on one’ s phone to translate everything written .
The Russian environment is very conservative and they are very proud of their heritage and history.
I could see many buildings that have stood for very many years and were still properly maintained and managed .
There were also many statues all around the city. It was beautiful and a great sight to behold .
How long did you spend there and what was your living condition?
I spent about two and a half weeks there. We stayed in apartments which were arranged to give more comfort to tourists.
The apartments had everything we needed ; all we had to do was buy the food and cook to our taste .
We had friends staying with us in the apartment; so , it was fun .
We moved through a few cities while in the country .