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 Rarejaunt.com is proud to feature Kateřina of Katie’s Postcard fame. From her time in The Czech Republic to an epic jaunt across Asia, we are happy to share Kateřina‘s amazing story.

You can find more of her story at these links:

https://www.katiespostcard.com/20-photos-kuala-lumpur-itinerary/
 https://www.instagram.com/katiespostcard/
https://www.instagram.com/katiebitesworld/
https://www.facebook.com/katiespostcard/
https://twitter.com/Katiespostcard 

 

My name is Kateřina, I am 29 and I come from the Czech Republic. After living in Japan for about half a year, I set up a travel blog www.katiespostcard.com. Since October 2017, I am on a full-time journey across Asia with my husband (currently Thailand). I love traveling, discovering new cultures, tasting new dishes from all around the World and making my husband gain extra weight by cooking them.


 

 
Rarejaunt.com: How old you were you when you first went overseas?

As I am coming from a landlocked country, the Czech Republic, “overseas” sounds like a very funny expression to me. However, since I was about 7 years old, I regularly visited Croatia with my parents and sister. 

RJ: What do you remember about your first travel experience, or what is your first travel memory?

Hard to say, as I was still a little girl. But I remember that once in Croatia, we were preparing some spicy peppers with my mum and my hands got all swollen and itchy. I started to cry and rub my eyes to wipe the tears. But then, of course, the spice from the peppers got into my eyes and all over my face and the real hell started, haha. But besides that for sure the first time I saw a sea was a moment I will always remember. 

 

 RJ: What is something you would never travel without?

My camera. It allows you the capture and keeps your precious memories not just for you, but also your family and friends. And also without hygienic hand tissues!
 

RJ: Where is the nicest establishment you have stayed? Why was it special?

Alindra villa at Bali. It was not just a beautiful place with pools, tribal design, and great services, but I will always remember it as we stayed there for our wedding. 

 RJ: If you could recommend a place to a fellow traveler, where would it be?

Its really hard to pick just one, as I have visited so many great places lately. But to narrow it down at least to 2 – climbing up and enjoying the sunrise from the top of Mt Fuji and kayaking in the lagoons of El Nido. 

 

RJ: Describe a culinary experience that stands out from a vacation abroad.

A fresh sushi breakfast at the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. We waited the whole night to see the tuna auction and the fresh breakfast was not only super delicious but also indeed a rewarding experience. We were sitting in front of the bar, observing the Master Chef doing what he knows the best and enjoying the best Sushi of my life. 

 

 RJ: What is your idea of an enjoyable vacation?

I am quite a lazy person, but I would die of boredom just lying on a beach sunbathing. My ideal vacation would allow me to relax, but at the same time bring me some unforgettable memories, being it from tasting great food, enjoying beautiful views or experiencing some adrenalin. 

 RJ: Who would be your ideal travel companion?

My husband. He always comes with so many great ideas for experiences I would never come up with or I would be too scared to do myself. 

 

 RJ: What do you miss the most when you are away from home?

This one is very easy, my family, friends and my coffee machine:). 

 

 RJ: What country do you believe to be under-rated?

Under-rated – Japan. Not many people find it interesting enough to come and they prefer the sunny beaches of South-East Asia. However, for me, it is the most beautiful and interesting country I have ever visited.
 

RJ: What about overrated?

Overrated – South Korea. After two weeks, I can hardly come up with things I really remember besides visiting the Demilitarized zone at the borders with North Korea.
 

 RJ: Where is next on your list of places to travel to? Why?

Cambodia and especially Angkor Wat. It is one of the Top 3 list of must-see places of my husband beside Machu Picchu in Peru and Lhasa in Tibet. 

You can find more of her story at these links:

 https://www.katiespostcard.com/20-things-to-do-and-see-in-hong-kong/
 https://www.instagram.com/katiespostcard/
https://www.instagram.com/katiebitesworld/
https://www.facebook.com/katiespostcard/
https://twitter.com/Katiespostcard