Travel Tales: Stephanie Ling

Stephanie Ling

The definition of cute

Name: Stephanie Ling

Age: 42

Occupation: Mum of 2, wife of 1, sister of 2, daughter of 2 which includes helping them run their lock/hardware company

Favourite travel destination?: I love to be by the ocean under the sun, somehow being on either a white or grey sandy beach soothes and calms my body and soul and puts me in a merry mood whether Im in Phuket, Southern France or Africa.

Worst travel experience?: I don’t think there is really any worst travel experience because they all end up with good memories somehow when its over! It’s only during the moment that you endure it makes it worse or the worst!

Best tips for beating jetlag?: Either you stay out all day or you stay in and sleep sleep sleep!

What is the one thing you don’t leave home without?: Aroma oils and my perfume, the smell is essential!

Do you stay in touch with people while you’re travelling? If so, what is the best way to do this?: Yes but minimal, the purpose of travelling is to get away and enjoy where you are so I don’t bother too much to stay in touch with the world. If so it’s only via sms unless its work related then I email via blackberry or call if it’s urgent.

Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: I love food and enjoy food from different places so it’s hard to judge what is good instead of what is not authentic. I hate to find myself in a touristy restaurant when the locals twist the flavor of their dish to cater to a foreign palate.

Best kiss?: N/A … My husband will be reading this! LOL

Best/scariest/funniest drive?: Visited Vietnam about 18 years ago, there was no highways in between cities, just narrow windy bumpy roads filled with bikes, cars and people, people just drive randomly so you would see corpse on the floor covered by a piece of white sheet, white sheets everywhere, people just hit and run as if part of life, it was scary!

The moment – what has been the big WOW moment of your travelling life?: Doing safari in Tanzania on our honeymoon and seeing two lions right next to our car. I felt I was filming National Geographic LIVE.

Climbing atop to one of the temples in Ankor Wat to catch the sunrise, it was stunning!

What is your number one travel tip?: Travel Light! Must travel light!

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