MEET THE LISA’S 

Hi, we’re Lisa and Liza!

Not only do share the same name and the same birthday month but we also share a passion for travel.  We both born in South Africa and between the two of us we have visited over 15 countries so far.  We make the perfect travel duo, Lisa leads us to adventure and Liza fascinates us with different cultural experiences.  There is never a dull moment traveling together, from jumping off a 150m bridge to exploring the quite halls of an ancient temple, we are an extension of each other and try fulfill every experience possible.

Our future lies in volunteering, exploring the world and tasting our way through as many countries as possible! To help guide us through our travels we put together a bucket list.  Want to know why we love to travel so much?


GETTING TO KNOW LISA.N 

Writer, photographer and marketing guru behind Soul Drifters.

 

WHAT LINE OF WORK ARE YOU DOING AT THE MOMENT?

Advertising consultant

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST TRAVEL MEMORY?

Taking a road trip to Cape Town, South Africa with my parents when I was a teenager.  Survived a bungy jump from the Gouritz bridge, climbed through the devils chimney at the Cango caves and met the penguins at Boulders beach.  Awesome memories!

WHAT COUNTRIES HAVE YOU BEEN TO?

South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Zanzibar, Netherlands, France, Philippines and India

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU NOT TRAVELING?

Blogging, running, spending time with Li, the family and planning the next trip!

WHAT ARE ONE OF YOUR BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES SO FAR?

Although I have made tons of unforgettable memories traveling… it will have to be the first time I got off the plane from a long international flight in 2015.  (I spent a full month traveling non stop through the UK, Netherlands and even made a stop in Paris.)  The travel bug bit me hard and Iv’e been planning my travels ever since.

 

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT WHILE TRAVELING?

I just grabbed a cuppa coffee at the Metro (subway) in Paris, between lugging 2 backpacks back to front and balancing what felt like a hundred odds and ends, I recon I was doing well.  I realised I was about to miss my ride – I sprinted to catch the next Metro and made it just in time.  Although I was tired, out of breath and frustrated with all my luggage – I was still in once piece – or so I thought. Turns out I dropped the whole cup of coffee on Metro floor which was full of passengers.  Needless to say none of them were impressed with my clumsiness or the coffee sloshing all over the floor.  I didn’t know where to hide my face (or my luggage)

FAVOURITE FOOD?

The 3 P’s – Pizza, Prawns, Pasta

WEIRDEST THING YOU HAVE EATEN WHILE TRAVELING?

Haggis balls in Scotland

IF YOU COULD MEET ANY 3 PEOPLE? WHO AND WHY?

Ellen DeGeneres – Funniest person alive, always cracks me up.

Kurt Cobain – Music legend, can you imagine the stories he could tell?

Helen Keller – Amazing humanitarian and true inspiration – even through all of her obstacles.

ONE THING YOU WOULDN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?

Liza

MOTTO TO LIVE BY?

It’s better to look back on life and say “I cant believe I did that” then look back and say “I wish I did that”

 


GETTING TO KNOW LIZA.W 

Writer, photographer and creative mind behind Soul Drifters.

WHAT LINE OF WORK ARE YOU DOING AT THE MOMENT?

Newspaper distribution

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST TRAVEL MEMORY?

I had just landed in Phuket and was waiting at the airport for my taxi, a scooter rode past with four people on it and none of them had helmets… you don’t see that where I come from!

WHAT COUNTRIES HAVE YOU BEEN TO?

South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Mozambique, Philippines.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOU NOT TRAVELING?

Dream about where to next!

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES SO FAR?

As a Buddhist I was excited to go to Bodh Gaya far north in India to go see the Bodhi tree and temple.  When we arrived there was a big Puja ceremony and could hear the Buddhist monks playing the Tibetan horns, it was so captivating and in that single moment I realized how far away from home I was.  It was unlike anything I have experienced before.

SCARIEST MOMENT WHILE TRAVELING?

Missing a train in India with no backup plan! I ended up missing a quarter of my holiday.

FAVOURITE FOOD?

Wood fired pizza

WEIRDEST THING YOU HAVE EATEN WHILE TRAVELING?

Crispy Locust in Bangla road, Phuket, Thailand

IF YOU COULD MEET ANY 3 PEOPLE? WHO AND WHY?

Dali Lama – Most incredible human

Xavier Rudd – Most talented human

Heinrich Harrer – Lived the most amazing life of adventure

ONE THING YOU WOULDN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?

Lisa

MOTTO TO LIVE BY?

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away”