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September 14, 2020

EP 04: VISITING NORTH KOREA, A CAMBODIAN DISH TO DIE FOR, AND SHOOTING KALASHNIKOV’S IN ALBANIA

Special Guest:
Vitnija Saldava

Vitnija (pronounced as Whitney) Saldava is a true world citizen, born in the small Eastern European country of Latvia, but now living and working all over the world. She speaks 6 languages and has lived in 6 different countries, now residing in the UK. For the first half of her career she worked as an international news journalist covering news stories all around the world. At the moment, she works as a communications officer at NATO by day, and as a career adviser and a masters student at Harvard University by night.

My thoughts:

Vitnija made me laugh and laugh!  This woman is one adventurous traveler.  I definitely thought that I was an adventurous traveler but I was wrong. I am no where near adventurous.  It was so interesting to hear her experiences in countries such as North Korea.  Who travels to North Korea for fun? Apparently, Vitnija does.   After her crazy espionage experience in North Korea, my travels abroad look like trips to Disneyland.

If you want to hear some interesting stories in Albania or North Korea, this is the episode to do it.  Yes, there are also other tips such as the pineapple curry in Cambodia, which I am definitely going to get when I go visit this country.  Take a listen!

Stay Wild,

Drea

SHOW NOTES:

Introduction

1:10 Vitnija shares her family’s history with wanderlust

4:55 Vitnija shares her first solo trip to Finland at a really young age

7:30 How Vitnija chose to go to North Korea

8:35 Vitnija shares her experience sneaking around and getting caught in North Korea.

17:55 Vitnija shares her FAVORITE places that she has traveled with a few helpful tips on how to make your way over to these special places.

19:30 Vitnija shares her tips on traveling to Cambodia

21:00 Solo Traveling and why

29:05 Vitnija shares her experience in Albania shooting Kalashnikovs

36:30 How has Covid affected Vitnija

39:00 Feeling connected

41:30 Vitnija’s favorite item to buy when she travels

 

FIND HER ON :
www.instagram.com/whitneytheexplorer

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