Ask Andi Anything + Giveaway (Part 3)

May 20, 2013

Almost every day I am asked interesting questions from all over the world and I thought I would start sharing my responses to them, along with travel related giveaways.  I love questions, thus please feel free to ask me anything in the comments or send me a private message if you prefer.

Q11. If you could travel to one city for breakfast, one for lunch, another for dinner, and of course another for dessert, where would you go and what would you eat?

A11. This is probably my favorite question asked thus far since I love to eat!  For breakfast, I would travel to Brasil.  Brasilians know the importance of a good breakfast, which usually includes: omelets, fresh fruit and juice, cheeses, cakes, breads, strong coffee, and more.  For lunch, I would travel to Italy for endless bowls of homemade pasta and as much wine as I could drink.  For dinner, I would travel to Spain for a late night filled with tapas and cava.  Finally, for dessert, I would travel to Argentina for a huge scoop of dulce de leche ice cream.

Q12. You are the pro at making a long-distance relationship work!  Any tips?

A12. I honestly do not know how I survived a six year long-distance relationship?  After a day of work now, I miss my husband so much that my heart aches and I count the seconds until I can see him again!  Having said that, with love all things are possible and I wrote a very personal post about how to survive long-distance relationships here.

Q13. Where is your favorite island nation?

A13. I have a serious problem with falling in love with every island I visit and I simply cannot pick a favorite!  I was recently in Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos and I left a piece of my heart in both places.  I also have an affinity for New Caledonia and Cuba, as well as Ibiza and Easter Island (although I know the latter are not technically considered island nations).

Q14. Do you prefer traveling solo, or with your husband?  Why?

A14. Absolutely traveling with my husband!  I spent my 20’s exploring the world solo and those experiences made me the person I am today.  I think everyone, especially women, should travel solo at least once in their lifetime to a country where they do not speak the language.  I am so grateful that I followed my heart and traveled by myself, however traveling with my husband is the most extraordinary experience.  He is by far my favorite travel partner and definitely enriches traveling for me (plus, he carries my luggage and heavy camera gear).

Q15. If you had to give up practicing Chinese Medicine or traveling around the world, which would you give up?

A15. I think I might surprise some people with my answer, but I would give up traveling around the world.  As much joy as it brings me, healing people is my true calling in life.  I find it more fulfilling to help someone with their health problems than to cross off something from my Bucket List.  Nevertheless, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I never have to make that heartbreaking choice!

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18 thoughts on “Ask Andi Anything + Giveaway (Part 3)

  1. Julie

    Loved this, Andi! I have a question for you: where can one find delicious Argentinian products, such as Havanettes, in the States?

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  2. Ruth

    Hi Andi! This is great, so nice of you to answer your readers’ questions! Totoally with you on the Tapas! I love it so much!

    I’ve got a question I’ve been wondering for a while… How did you meet your Husband?

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  3. Satu VW

    Great post, I would join you for lunch in Italy, now that the summer sun has finally arrived to northern Europe too, I’m craving for a glass of prosecco with some beautiful Italian food… Oh well, maybe in August!! What does you husband do for work by the way? I have a similar relationship (=marriage) with my husband, lot of the time we are apart due to our work choices but it has worked well now for almost 10 years!

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  4. Roxanne

    Darling girl, my first year of graduate school just ended and I can FINALLY sit down, read your words, take in your travels and photos and exhale. I cannot thank you enough for inspiring me to wander vicariously, dream, and explore again. I had missed your words so very much and it is a treat to re-engage with your blog. Also, your round-the-world meal has me salivating over here. I hope your travels can bring you to Boston soon (or to Colombia, where I’ll be spending part of the summer…) so I can give you a massive in-person hug. Until then, keep asking and answering the questions and sharing the beauty of the world with us.

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  5. Jenna

    FUN! First of all, I loved your food answer. Second, I also had a long distance relationship (but it was less than a year), and I know that love endures 🙂 Finally, I love your answer about which you would give up, and I think it’s really important for people to hear that. Having a fulfilling career where you HELP PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY is the best work we can do. That is what makes the world go ’round.

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  6. Krista

    It’s so fun reading your answers, Andi. 🙂 I love getting to know you better. I’m SO glad you have Lucas with you now. I remember the agony of being away from my Bear for three years. Horrible. Never again. 🙂

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