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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Have u developed other hobbies, because of your love for travelling?

I cook vegetarian food, from all over the world. When I cant be in far away places, at least I can taste them.

I am also trying to learn Spanish and German. Unfortunately, I do not have much language talent, but I do my best. If I had more ability for learning languages, I would love to be like those people who can speak 10 of them.

I also like to read books, set in foreign places.


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 21, 2007, at 4:56 AM by Mel. ]

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 10y

Does Siesta counts ...??? I love to lay down for half an hour in the afternoon. It gives so much more energy for the rest of the day.

My cooking is a mixture of a lot of countries, and I am learning Spanish at the moment.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Definitely cooking - I took up cooking Thai and Italian food after visiting those countries.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Cooking too - especially pasta and different sauces. Yum! That and trying different wines when I go to the liquor commission.

I've also picked up a tiny, tiny bit of Italian. I need to practice more, though. We went to an Italian concert yesterday and I understood about 0.05% of the lyrics. :(

Plus I love reading Bill Bryson after I've been to a place he's written about. It's wonderful to relive it all - and he's funny, to boot!

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I've developed a travellers point habit!

And I'm kind of interested in photography, although i have a really rubbish camera, and don't know much about the technical side of it.

6. Posted by Nicip (Full Member 112 posts) 10y

i also have disovered a passion for photography because of travelling, so much so i am thinking of going into it as a career.

when im with friends/family taking photos i find myself lecturing them ''make sure you get some of the sky in'' ''dont cut thier legs off'' etc etc

also cooking... spanish omelettes especially yum

and if i had never travelled i doubt i would of never got into scuba diving and bungee jumping which i now love

and the main thing is ..............travelling!

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 10y

Lots of activities for sure.

I kind of collect travel related books and maps of certain countries. Actually, I am so addicted to that kind of stuff, that I know all countries with capitals by head and when I see a flag or shape of a country, I can name it probably.

And of course I have my favorite travel writers, I must have several hundreds of books at least. My favoite writers are Paul Theroux and Marc Helsen (belgium, not known worldwide), although the occasional Bill Bryson or Redmond O Hanlon is ok as well.

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9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Herr Bert

I wish I was able to do the siesta thing.
It is a pity to waste the night, by being awake, all day.


10. Posted by jekalo (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Scuba diving is a direct result of traveling for me, I grew up far enough inland that it was never even a thought till I traveled to the islands. I have also taken up painting since living in Myanmar as there are so many artists around and so many interesting subjects. I also try and pick up at least a smattering of the local language and can make myself understood in arabic, spanish and english now as a result of spending time where these languages are spoken. I also now photograph everything I can, thanks to digital formating and I never was that much into photography before. My wife and I are also working on a childrens book on travel/geography for use in helping to let the kids see more than their own front yard. I also like to try to pick up some level of skill in the national sport when I can. Chinlon has been a hoot to learn.