#TOTD: thomasparsons11

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Hey lovely friends!
As I mentioned in the post earlier this week [press here to read] I have created a new tag, the #TOTD tag where each day I will feature a traveler and a wanderluster by heart. I have decided to do this because I love to read travel stories and I am sure that I am not the only one.It is very inspiring to read other peoples stories, watch their pictures. Therefor I am searching for the best travelers to inspire YOU! 
For this edition I chose Instagram user thomasparsons11 [click here for his IG]

Personal Details: Thomas Parsons – 16 -ives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire – originally from London!
1: Where did you go for your first travel experience/holiday?
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My first ever holiday that I can remember was to the Spanish Island of Fuertaventura! From what I can remember it was a fab trip – as it had everything a child needed: sand, sea and an interesting story to tell!
My most recent trip was to Berlin, as now being older I’ve realised I’m not too keen on beaches, but love History and Geography – and going to Berlin without my parents (on a school trip!) taught me that travelling almost independently is exciting and fascinating!
2: Which 5 items do you always bring on your travels?
– my iPhone (acts as a camera!)
– my MacBook Pro
– my Pull and Bear Sunglasses
– my wallet
– and finally my comfortable Converse shoes!
3: Where are you now and where will you go for your next trip?
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 I’m currently at home in Marlow, UK, as we’ve just moved house! But myself and my family are unsure where our next trip will be – in October we are torn between Spain, France, Italy and Greece. 
In April 2015 there is a chance I may be going to Moscow and St Petersburg as part of a history and politics trip at school!
4: What is your dream destination and why?
Hong Kong! I have so many friends from HK who go to my school in Bath, Somerset. They talk about HK as if it is the best place on earth and I really want to go and check it out. I’m a city boy really so the skyscrapers will amaze me and would love to try Chinese food!
Hong Kong at evening
5: What is your favorite travel picture that you took and why/what is the story behind it ?
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The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin! The only reason being is because it is a sight I’d always wanted to see, and was very excited to see It to the point I annoyed my fellow peers on the school trip to Berlin! I remember finally taking a photo of it, and almost instantly putting it on Instagram – then getting labelled ‘InstaTom’ as my love of photos, travel and Instagram became apparent to my peers! 
6: If you could take celeb travel buddies on your next trip, who would they be and why?
– Comedian Michael McIntyre, to add some sparkle to every moment of the trip!
– Top Gear presenter James May, as he is very nerdy about history, much like myself!
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7: Are you a backpacker (budget traveling) or a flash packer (luxury traveler)? And what was the best backpack/flashback accommodation where you have ever stayed?
I’d like to think of myself as a luxury traveller – as I have stayed in nice hotels. The most recent was actually the Compleat Angler in Marlow, when we were moving house! It was a 4 star hotel and made the move so comfortable!
However I know cheaper hotels are just as good, Premier Inns are fantastic – especially those that are located in Central London!
Meiniger Hotel in Berlin was cheap and cheerful – but was a bed for the night during an amazing trip!
 
I hope you guys enjoyed this edition of #TOTD with IG user thomasparsons11. I thought he gave some great answers and will definitely keep following his account!
With love,
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