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So, check this out! travel like a Natalia Pryanishnikova:
Name: Natalia Pryanishnikova
Occupation: Diving Instructor, UW Photographer
Residence: Bali, Indonesia
Short Bio: I was born on December 25, 1981 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Kindergarten, school, university, work, and suddenly in 2004 a present from a friend – film camera! I’ve never taken pictures before that, although my granddad and my father were both amateur but passionate photographers.
A year earlier, in 2003, I’ve discovered the underwater world of the Red Sea and got my first diving license. These two hobbies developed simultaneously and in 2008 I’ve started working as a diving instructor. It was only 2011, when I’ve finally slowed down on teaching and taken time for myself and started to work on my underwater photography skills.
I consider myself a beginner in this marvellous world of wildlife photography: no contests won, no prizes earned, just a few publications (and NatGeo is among them) and several photos made it to finals of various contests.
How often do you fly: 10 round trips in 2013 and just 4 planned for 2014, I’m settling down 🙂
How often do you Diving: every other day
How many countries have you been to: anyone has seriously counted?
How many continents have you been to: haven’t been to Australia and Latin America yet
Favorite Indonesian dive spots: Melasti, Bali Island
Favorite international dive spots: Sipadan, Malaysia
Favorite Indonesian city: cities are evil, Tulamben village is my love
Favorite international city: see above 🙂
Least favorite country: mmmm
Favorite World Heritage Site: can I see the list?
Favorite airline: Singapore Airlines
Favorite aircraft type: the one that lands safely when I’m on board 🙂
Aisle or window: window
Favorite airport lounge: no idea
Favorite Indonesia airport: Ngurah Rai
Favorite international airport: Hong Kong and Singapore airports
Favorite hotel: Dream Divers Bali – Tulamben
Favorite island: Bali
Favorite fancy restaurant: Sails
Favorite fruit: Mangoustine
Favorite food: Thai green chicken curry
Least favorite food: seafood
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): lemon juice
Favorite travel/dive movie(s): no idea
Favorite travel/dive show(s): never saw any
Favorite travel/dive book/e-book(s): fish and reef creature ID books
Right now I am reading: Terry Pratchett “Rising Steam”
Five things you bring on a plane: pillow, laptop, book, water, phone
What do you always seem to forget: how would I know if I forget it? 🙂
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store: Iced Apple Wine
Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: that moment when you realise you’ve taken the wrong electric adaptor with you.
Most embarrassing/worst dive moment: I must confess, I’ve jumped in the water without fins during my Instructor Decelopment course.
What’s your most epic travel story: I hope it’s still ahead
What’s your most epic dive story: surely, the most epic one is still somewhere ahead as long as I can dive
What’s been your biggest travel disaster: hot shoe went out and I had no spare one while diving in Gorontalo, Indonesia. Don’t have a single photo from that Hidden Paradise. Hope to be back there soon with fully functioning equipment.
What’s been your biggest dive disaster: I’m lucky so far 🙂
What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: Selamat datang di Bali
What’s your dream destination: Cocos Island
What’s your dream dive spots: Cocos Island
Favorite blog/website(s) – besides Traveljunkieindonesia.com, of course!: divewondersblog.com/en, of course 🙂
Best travel tip: Never take fruits in your luggage 🙂
Best dive tip: just go diving!
Happy Sustainable Travels!