This traveller is a TV show host, writes best-selling travel books, and has visited 110 countries. He also survived a chilling hitchhiking experience in Albania. For this, we salute Robin Esrock, our Wanderer of the Week!
Name: Robin Esrock
Age: 25 with 15 years experience.
Home base: Burnaby, BC
Number of countries visited: 110
What I do when I’m not travelling (aka occupation): Bestselling author of The Great Canadian Bucket List, Speaker, occasional Television Host.
My next stop: The Peruvian Amazon
My wildest and craziest adventure was: Hitchhiking in Albania. I still bare the mental scars from the guy who picked me up, and then there was the old man on a donkey with a sharp axe…
Weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten or drank: Fermented horse milk in Mongolia. Rotting Greenland shark in Iceland.
I’ll never forget that time: My television crew made me stand on the platform of the world’s commercial bungee jump in Macau for 30 minutes. It felt like I was having an intimate conversation with Fear, Death and my Bladder.
Most memorable meal: Nasi kander in some hole-in-the-wall in Kota Terangganu, Malaysia. Ate with my hands like the locals, and it was awesome.
One thing on my bucket list is: Finish writing my next two books, and wingsuit jump out a plane.
Three things I always pack: An alarm clock, a lucky charm that has been everywhere with me, a toothbrush.
My travel advice: Travel is as personal as the underwear you wear. Everyone will have a different experience depending on who they are, who they’re with, how they feel, what they’ve done before, or what their interests are. Take all travel writing with a grain of salt, as the writer’s experience will differ greatly from your own.
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