Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, 2013
Welcome to Part II of my eyechow Interview Series! This part will focus all on TRAVEL, our second-favorite topic here on the blog, after food ;)
ZAN SCHMIDT – TRAVEL
Where were you born? St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. In my own bedroom!
View from Zan’s house in St. Thomas, USVI
Where do you live now? Sydney, Australia.
Where are you right at this moment? 2 hours into a 16 hour flight back to NY to see my family and friends, we just passed over Taiwan.
Do you speak any languages other than English? My Spanish is rusty but probably still passable, I studied Hindi for a year when I studied abroad in northern India and spoke basic Mandarin when I lived in Beijing for a year.
How many United States have you been to? Val I’m not counting like you are – can you refer to our joint list we made after the road trip?! (note from Val: by my count, it’s 18)
How many countries have you been to? America, Canada, mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, many Caribbean islands, England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, france, germany, spain, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Turkey, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand. That’s 37.
How many continents have you been to? 4
Zan’s friend Sarah on their roadtrip through Provence, France, with a fresh market picnic watching sunset at castle ruins above a little town
What was your best vacation so far? Traveling in Europe for 2 months visiting friends and exploring with other friends between living in China for 1 year and moving to Australia. It was amazing to explore so many countries and just enjoy myself before starting my next big life move. Val and I traveled in Norway and Sweden, later to Munich for Oktoberfest, and hung in NYC as well – 3 different trips together in 2 months it was a new record for us! Road tripping in Provence, France with a childhood friend was another stand out from that time in Europe.