#TOTD: sambella123

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Hey lovely friends,

Ahh..today has been such a hectic day! I went to Antwerp again for apartment hunting! Found a great place and I applied for the place, hope I will get it, fingers crossed

I am starting my new job on Monday, exciting times. New job, new city, new chapter of my life. But that does not mean that I will neglect my website and my awesome #TOTD project! I have so many great travelers that I want to introduce to you guys! And today I have another traveling beauty! Let’s get this party started!

Short message from the TOTD: Right so, lets get started. My name is Sam Belkacemi- Sambella for short. I’m 23 years old and I was working at the Hilton hotel before I decided to set out for my own travels. You see, I was standing there at the front desk checking people in for their gorgeous holidays and all the while I was just stuck in the same place. I literally felt like I was going nowhere. But I had gotten myself into a rut because all I was worrying about was money- but travel doesn’t have to cost the world!

1.  Where did you go for your first travel experience/holiday?
I remember the first time I went away with my family and we went to Morocco and my mum wanted to drag us around all these historical sights and all my sister and I wanted to do was make the most of the all inclusive- eat as much icecream as we could and go on the slides and splash in the pool all day. How things have changed.
2.  Which 5 items do you always bring on your travels?
Okay this is a good question– I always bring chewing-gum and it has to be spearmint!
I know- I’m strange like that. I also always bring eyeshades and a neck pillow because when you’re travelling you really do have to just grab sleep whenever and wherever you can. I honestly slept on the airport floor once because I was that tired and I hadn’t managed to get on the flight that I wanted and so I was waiting to see if I could make the next one. Airport floor in the daytime when you’re exhausted = hell. Airport floor in the day time with an eyemask and neck pillow = bearable! At least I could kind of get some rest. Another item that I travel with is a clear plastic bag- (the amount of times that I have had makeup and liquids taken off me because I didn’t carry them in a clear bag isn’t even worth thinking about!) So I make sure to bring this- just in case. And the final item is some kind of body spray. You never know who you’re sitting next to, how bad the journey will smell and it’s good to carry with you to just refresh yourself in general! Two sprays and you’ll feel miles better. I always bring a fresh flavour- pink grapefruit is my alltime fav 🙂
3.  Where are you now and where will you go for your next trip?IMG_2929
I’m writing this from Dubai and my next trip that I have planned is to Manchester. I know it sounds lame- because its my hometown but there is honestly so much to discover in our hometowns that we take for granted! I made a youtube video  about things to see around Manchester and so many people FROM MANCHESTER hadn’t done half of them.

When you live somewhere you take it for granted and get lazy to go discovering, but trust me, there is so much to discover in the most unlikely of places!

4.  What is your dream destination and why?niagara-falls-canada
Well, I absolutely loved Amsterdam! That was a definite favourite destination. I adore Canada too and Niagara Falls really took my breath away. So I’ve been to a few of my dream destinations but probably one of the all-time places that I would like to visit is Mauritius or Bali. I’ve seen photos and it honestly does look like paradise on earth- those crystal blue waters, white powder beaches- I think it would be so amazing to experience- even just for a few hours.
5. What is your favorite travel picture that you took and why/what is the story behind it?IMG_0760
This is a photo of me in Johannesburg on Safari! I adore it!! But my all time favourite two photos are the one that I took of the Sunset in Manchester, and another that I took in Todmorden- in a valley. I just love the photo- the colours of the sunset are unbelievable- plus all the photos I’ve sent are unedited! So you can see how gorgeous it was naturally!IMG_3196
6. If you could take 3 celeb travel buddies on your next trip, who would they be and why?
Definitely a chef to cook me some good food- probably Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver!! Maybe Jane Austen because I absolutely love an old classic and we could sit and talk for hours about men like Mr Darcy and Jane Eyre. And finally someone to make me laugh- I know! The guy from the hang over movie- Zac Galifianakis. I don’t think there would ever be a dull moment if he was on the trip!!IMG_0708
7.  Are you a backpacker or a flash packer? And what was the best backpack/flashback accommodation where you have ever stayed?
I think I’m a bit of both- I love a good bargain but I cant completely backpack- it! Like I wont be staying by the sides of the street and if I find a cockroach in my room because it’s a really budget hostel- I’m outta there!! I have to say the Protea Fire and Ice hotel in Johannesburg was absolutely unreal!! They even put rose petals on your bed and everything was just pristine! I didn’t even want to sleep in the room it looked that perfect!! So I definitely recommend that place!! I don’t have any photos of it but I’ll post a link to my video on the place- you see the room exactly 1 minute in!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xazCuzOm5hYThanks for reading!

Another great #TOTD. Love how she travels the world and makes video’s for us to enjoy! Make sure to check her out on her IG account: *Click!   

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