“…I found myself becoming someone new when the trip ended…”-Nash Amira

T :A short bio about yourself, A 3-4 lines that best describe you, what you do for a living and so…
N:My name is Nash Amira Abd Ali. My friends just called me Nashie or Amira. I will be 26 years old this July. I am a medical student in Egypt.


T :Where have you been?
N: I’ve been to forty countries so far. For now, my aim is to at least been somewhere in South America.
T : What was your best trip?
N: I’ve always been fascinated with Switzerland. The country itself is breathtaking, the locals were humble and the nature offers out-of-this-world view especially in Interlaken. I was in love with Switzerland.
T:What did you learn about yourself during the trip?
N:I learnt a lot. I learnt how to tolerate others as I was roadtripping with a couple of friends starting in Besancon, France. I was pleased to know that I had a high tolerance to patience as many of friends knew me as impatient person. I found myself became someone new when the trip ended.
T:What’s your favorite travel destination and why?
N:Apart from Switzerland, I was interested in Scandinavian countries. I have been to Sweden and Finland just to chase Aurora Borealis. The experience was incredible, it was so surreal. I couldn’t put into words to describe what I felt but it was something that I did for the third times now. I have been itching to go for the fourth sometime soon with a couple of friends.
T:Your favorite and most useful travel hacks?
N:I always made back-up documents (passport, ID) just in case something happened. As I normally backpacked during my trips, I rolled all of my clothes when packing. Instead of creating a folded pile in my backpack, rolling allows me to put other things in.  To save some money, I usually bought something local. Or I will buy some groceries and cook at the hostel or AirBnb.