And we’re back! Another season of Traveler Tuesday, my travel blogger interview series that introduces you to road warriors from around the globe. Today I wanted to introduce to Henry Lee of Fotoeins-Fotopress, a travel blogger based in Vancouver, Canada.
Let’s meet Henry!
When and how did you become a traveler?
I began traveling more frequently, beginning in 1995 when I was a graduate student in astronomy. My first trips for research were to Chile and to Wales.
Where do you love to travel?
I try to visit Europe and Germany as frequently as possible.
Most memorable travel moment:
On a boat in the Mekong River in Vietnam, realizing that a few short decades before, bullets fired, blood flowed, and people died.
What won’t you travel without?
A day isn’t complete until I…
Get at least one shot with my camera.
A quirky daily habit of mine is…
Determining the “strike” angle of the rising and setting sun on landmarks wherever I may be.
Travel essential – 3 things you always travel with
2. notebook (with pen)
3. a credit card with a healthy limit.
Name one thing people would be surprised to find in your travel bag:
Small compact LED flashlight.
Perfect travel day from start to finish.
Morning visit to the bakery for something freshly baked, with coffee. Walk, photograph, and walk some more. Talk to a resident to practice my (rusty) German. Beer and/or coffee. Walk and photograph some more. There’s Döner somewhere; a final beer, perhaps. A good day on the job, and a good sleep to prep for another day on the job.
What are your favorite food cities? What restaurants do you go to in each?
Hong Kong and Saigon: the food centres in the former; open street-stalls and tiny places in the latter.
Have you been anywhere which turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, how?
New Zealand was far better than imagined; the place reminded me a LOT of my Canadian home province of British Columbia. Moreover, the present-day ongoing collaboration of First Nations (Maori) people with New Zealand society provides important examples for North America.
What has travel taught you?
Patience and zen can go a long way, and so too can speaking multiple languages.
Best place you’ve been to and why?
Edinburgh, because I had few to no expectations, but both people and city absolutely rocked.
What’s one location on your bucket list?
Where Canadians fought in the two “great wars”; i.e., Vimy Ridge
Hotel: K&K Hotels
Airline: Cathay Pacific (CX)
Airport: Hong Kong (HKG), or Singapore Changi (SIN)
Mode of Transportation: Rail
Travel snack: None
Country: Tie between Australia and New Zealand, for vastly different reasons
Travel Gear: Tamrac Velocity 8x pro photo sling pack
Travel App: VelaClock
Travel Book: “In A Sunburned Country”, by Bill Bryson. The book opened my eyes to Australia.
Travel Movie: Not movie, but a series, “Spain: On The Road Again”.
Song on your smartphone: “Off He Goes”, by Pearl Jam.
How about you? What would you like to know about Henry?