Interview – Burcu Basar

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It’s been a few weeks since we last introduced a fellow travel blogger, but here we go again with another great installment of ‘Travel Blogger Interviews’. We would like to welcome Burcu Basar as we continue our SUNDAY SOCIAL theme!

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with Burcu using her various social media fronts listed below.

We would like to give a special THANK YOU to Burcu for taking time to interview with us!

Name: Burcu Basar

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Website: Burcu Basar

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I just finished a sabbatical of nine months during which I traveled intensely. I am now back to my lawyering job that I have been doing for over 8 years now and still use any travel opportunity I get.

What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website? 

I think traveling makes one to get more familiar with herself and also better understand and/or asses her own country as it allows you to have many other reference points. I also love the independence you get when you travel alone. I decided to display my travel photos through a personal website where I could also after ten years finally share how I feel when traveling and my thoughts on those places that I visit. I used to be more reserved about my travel experiences but I came to a point where I also acquired the taste of sharing and exchanging travel memories and I realized that such interaction does not necessarily have an adverse effect on the uniqueness of everyone’s own experience.

How many continents have you visited? 


How many countries have you visited? 


What is your favorite destination in the world and why? 

Scandinavia – for the immense respect that the Scandinavian people have for the nature. Any Scandinavian destination pushes me to re-consider some of my priorities and the place I hold in this World.

If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why? 

New Zealand would be my next destination and I hope it will be.

Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels? 

Camera (with bunch of lenses), Phone, iPad and Laptop

What is your preferred method of transport? 

Air but within the city – just walking regardless of the distance.

Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….” 

Everywhere I go, I visit anywhere which is green and any photography museum the town may have.

Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about… 

I wrote down a quite detailed about page on my webpage where I tell about my travel philosophy and my travel preferences:

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Chris Boothman
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]


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