CONTRIBUTORS

My Marco Travel has been running for about 6  months now and in that time we've had some wonderful contributions to our 'POSTCARDS' page, from writers and travellers based around the world. 

Now, we'd like to say a little thank you and introduce you to our regular contributors. People who've contributed several pieces and continue to bring us great stories from around the globe!

  Name/Nickname:
Katrina Wolf / Kat

  Currently living in:
Hanoi, Vietnam

  Favourite place you've been so far:
Sri Lanka

 Favourite food or food-related experience while traveling:
The cacophonous theatre that is the preparation of Sri Lankan kotthu roti; combining roti, curried chicken and cheese in such a deliciously satisfying way!
  
  Where do you want to go next : 
I would love to venture onto the African continent 

  Why should people travel :  
Because life is short and the world is wide; there are so many experiences to be had, places to see, people to meet, cultures and foods to enjoy! There's a saying I quite like that sums this up well... "the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page".
  





  Name/Nickname:
Alizee Zimmermann
 
Currently living in:
The Turks & Caicos Islands 

  Favourite place you've been so far:
Nepal

 Favourite food or food-related experience while traveling:

Hmm, I wrote these questions and they're way too hard! One of the most memorable experiences was at a traditional ceremony in Easter Island. A hole was dug and filled with hot coals... then different produce was layered starting with dark meats and making its way up to fish and a variety of vegetables. Banana leaves were used to separate the layers and the whole thing was buried and left to cook all day. 
  
  Where do you want to go next : 
 I've been wanting to head towards Central and South America but recently Indonesia's been coming up a lot

  Why should people travel :  

  I honestly can't imagine my life ever being very stationary. Even if it’s just discovering the town next door, I have an itch. Why should other's travel? Honestly I think it's becoming more of a necessity than ever before. The movement of people is what has driven civilization for millennia. Today we can trade goods with the click of a mouse so travel is no longer needed in this sense, but it is, I believe, becoming increasingly necessary for the plight of 'humans as one' rather than divided by race, culture or religion.
  




  Name/Nickname:
Justin Sobania

  Currently living in:
The Turks & Caicos Islands

  Favourite place you've been so far:
Tibet

 Favourite food or food-related experience while traveling:
  
When I was living in Yangzhou, China there was a small shop that only made three dishes, chaomian (fried noodles), chaofan (fried rice), and daoxiao mian (hand cut noodle soup). They were all amazing but the daoxiao mian is probably the best noodle soup I’ve ever eaten. I used to go for lunch nearly every day and blithely stare as the owner would hold a lump of dough in one hand and using a sharpened piece of steel, rapidly slice long thing noodles off the dough into a massive pot of boiling broth. The dish was served with qing cai (small green cabbage also called bok choy) on the bottom and topped with thin slices of slightly cured beef. The shop was owned by a family and they all did various jobs in the shop, the wife made the fried dishes, the son help his father with the noodle soup and the daughter was the cashier. Typically daoxiao mian is found in Hui (predominantly Muslim ethnic group) restaurants, which means it can be found across the country, I tried it in other places, but none of them were as brilliant as old Mr. Hu’s.
    
  Where do you want to go next : 
  I’d really like to go back to parts of Asia I ‘ve not visited, but I think South America, I’ve never been to any part and didn’t study it much in school so I’d like to dive into the history and culture.
   

  Why should people travel :  

   I think the 14th century travel Ibn Battuta said it best “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”. But also right now, I think it’s really important people see other people and cultures so they realize none of us very different and the world is a much happier and brighter place than the news and politicians make it seem.