I came across Radhika’s blog by chance after finding her article about Berlin and her take on the city. I always feel like the city isn’t talked about enough as a city to visit in Western Europe so it was nice to see her perspective on the city and why she likes it (Click here for her article). I’m happy to introduce her to my readers.
What is your name?
My name is Radhika.
Where are you from and where do you currently reside?
I am an Indian and currently live in Bangalore. Bangalore is considered both the
Silicon Valley and Pub Capital of India – a great combination indeed!
What do you do for a living?
I am a HR by profession and an aspiring professional, travel and lifestyle writer and blogger.
What countries have you traveled to and which was your favorite?
Apart from India, I have traveled to USA, Mexico, Costa Rica; some parts of Asia
like Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and a tiny bit of Europe.
One of my favorites vacations was Mexico – we spent our time cenote hopping,
canoeing under the stars, kayaking along sunsets and putting on a lot of holiday
weight with the tropical, fresh food. It was nothing short of amazing.
Do you prefer to travel alone or with someone and why?
I like a combination of both – having friends/family for parts of the journey can
add a splash to your holiday while I am equally happy getting lost in a museum
or park by myself.
How has traveling changed your life?
Travel is a discovery, of a world beyond you and greater than you. Travel has
taught me to indulge in nature – a gorgeous bird, the painted sky, even
What is your favorite aspect of traveling?
The surprises. Travel never fails to surprise and fascinate you – and that makes
you a bit wiser and hopefully a tad humbler.
Where was your last travel destination?
I recently traveled to Indonesia where my partner and I learnt scuba diving and
discovered a whole new underwater world in Sulawesi. We then went to Bali to
discover new blues and greens – such a beautiful country!
What pre-cautions do you take for the safety of your property and
I rely a lot on customer reviews in reputed websites like Booking.com or Trip
Advisor. Additionally, if I know a local staying in the city/country I cross-check to
verify the neighborhood I intend to stay in.
What advice would you give to someone aspiring to become a
Traveling can help you push your own boundaries of thought and action – so use it
to your advantage.