Far From Home
Discover India|September - October 2021
Singapore-based Patricia (@oneoceanaway) visited India twice in the same year with her husband, Michael. And though the second sojourn was a few days before the pandemic forced the world into a lockdown, this Spanish wanderer has nothing but happy memories and happier images of their adventure in India.
ADILA MATRA

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What is the story behind one ocean away?

I am an enthusiastic traveller and architectural designer. I’m originally from Spain but have lived in five different countries: Spain, Sweden, Australia, Germany, and Singapore where I currently reside. Michael, my husband, works in the finance industry and was bitten by the travel bug ages ago. Oceans Away is the song we chose for our wedding as it represents our lifestyle and love story. We also moved to Singapore, which is one ocean away from home. So, we decided to make it our brand name.

Q. What prompted you to travel to India?

We were inspired by stories of friends who travelled there, and we saw amazing photos on different platforms, such as Instagram.

Q. What was your first impression of India?

The charm we found in the people who were super friendly and welcoming; colours of old cities, spices, and festivals; and the contrast of a modern, ambitious country with a sublime cultural heritage.

Q. Which cities/places did you visit here? And which one turned out to be your favourite?

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