Born and bred in London, Hollie first caught the travel bug at the formative age of 18, swapping university for a year spent teaching English in China. This kick-started a love of all things noodle-based and a yearning to discover more of Asia. After a stint working in retail, Hollie set off once again, spending two years backpacking around Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. She's been working in the travel industry ever since, joining TransIndus in June 2019. Fascinated by the history of the Silk Road, her most recent trip to Asia was Uzbekistan where she discovered green noodles, a summer specialty in Khiva.
"I'm fortunate enough to say there's too many to choose from. Exploring the ruins of Hampi on a moped, admiring the scenery of Lake Namtso in Tibet, wandering through the corridors of Angkor Wat... these are just a few that spring to mind but I'm sure I could keep going!".
"I've yet to experience a show-stopper hotel and can blame that on backpacking being my preferred style of travel. But what I look for in a hotel is a small property with a design that honours its heritage and culture, whether it's a houseboat in Kashmir or a ryokan in Japan. Sampling the local accommodation is often an experience in itself."
My Travel Tip
"Put the camera away - it's easy to get carried away with getting that perfect shot but you spend most of your time seeing the world through a lens and not with your own eyes. By all means take photos to look back on, but spend more time soaking it all in - pay attention to the little details so that what you remember is all in your mind, not in a static image."