Bola Olayinka is a 30-year-old Public Sector worker from the United Kingdom. Her blog http://www.travelofa5ftoner.com takes a detailed look at her fascinating travels across the globe. Bola’s posts detail over nine years of travel experience and show well her passion for adventure, as well as her inquisitive and observant nature. With a personable writing style, Bola creates engaging content that acts as a valuable source for travel inspiration and the little hints and tips that makes those adventures run smoothly and safely.
Lets find out a little about Bola.
Hi Bola, so what motivated you to start Travel of a 5ft Oner?
Hi, the blog started when I was discussing with a friend my travel plans for 2016 and 2017. She suggested that I start a blog, as people would certainly find my experiences interesting to read. I must admit I was hesitant at first, as I am fairly shy by nature, but after being nudged by a few other friends I relented and gave it a go…now I’m hooked.
If you could recommend one location to your readers where would it be?
This is a hard one! Each place you visit is unique, how do you compare the architectural history of China and Budapest to the bustle of New York? Hmmm, I would have to go with New York, it’s hard for me to describe in words why I love that place so much, it’s a home away from home for me.
Why is travelling so important to you?
We live in a big world and to isolate yourself to one island is pointless. There is so much out there, every location has its own fascinating story to tell, a story that you just can’t get from a book.
What do you want your readers to get out of this blog?
I just want to share my experiences to inspire others. For me is also a sort of diary, I like to read it back.
Where is next on the travel checklist? Why?
Wow, there are so many places on my list. The top of my 2018 list includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
Why? Why not?
How much planning do you put into a trip?
I have to plan my visits to a certain extent, as I am a solo traveller. I tend to have an objective for each day, although this is usually flexible. I always have a to do list!
What book do you take with you when you travel?
I never take one book, I take my Kindle. I bought a travel book for my first trip and realised it was a waste of money. Use people as your guide, talk to other travellers and locals…they are a great source of information.
What are your top five tips for your readers who are in search of adventure?
Research. Be Brave. Enjoy Yourself. Embrace. Appreciate.