World Traveller
Hi Magazine|Series 18 Volume 5 - 2020
BROADCASTER AND JOURNALIST, MARIELLA FROSTRUP HAS HAD HER FINGER ON THE CULTURAL PULSE OF BRITAIN FOR THE LAST THIRTY YEARS. FROM BEING A BBC RADIO 4 PRESENTER AND SKY BOOK SHOW HOST TO A BOOKER PRIZE JUDGE AND MOTHER OF TWO, MARIELLA FROSTRUP TAKES THE HOTSEAT AS OUR WORLD TRAVELLER
Tina Edward Gunawardhana

Why do you love to travel?

I left school at 16 and moved to London and I think along with books, travel has been my education. It has been such a luxury to be able to step beyond the confines of your own experiences. Travel teaches you so much. Travel makes me feel that I am stepping beyond myself every time I visit a new place. It does not have to be exotic and far away destinations. However, I do like it to be as far away from my normal life as possible.

My father was the Foreign Editor of the Irish Times and he travelled a lot and although we did not travel with him, I lived vicariously as a child receiving his adventures second hand by looking at his photos and listening to his experiences. I believe my wanderlust was born then.

You are also an acclaimed travel writer. Which country has been your favourite destination?

This is like being asked what my favourite book is! The last place I visit has always been my favourite destination. There are so many places I have not been yet. That said, I really loved Peru as the people were wonderful and the terrain so scenic. Peru had so many endearing qualities.

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