HI FRIENDS!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Pelumi, otherwise known as @black.kintsugi on Instagram.

I was born in Nigeria but grew up in London. When I am not in the lab mixing chemical you can usually find me on the road heading to my next big adventure!

I am here to share my travel experiences and lifestyle with you through, and I’m here to do it on a budget!

Frequently asked questions

When and why did you start travelling?

Travelling has always been a passion of mine. It started with visiting family and friends around the world and then it slowly became a hobby, before I knew it, I was visiting more places and a number of countries I had visited grew and I then figured that I could actually pursue this. Now it is more than a passion, it is a way of life. I travel to find myself, for if life is a journey, does that not mean travel is a necessity?

Why did you start a travel blog? why now?

For those who know me know that this has been a long time coming. I have always wanted to share life from my point of view. I tend to make use of social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram (@black.kintsugi) but I am also a perfectionist and have always been waiting for the perfect time to start a blog. I want to share with you how to travel with the purpose of self-discovery rather than just country counting. See my first blog post here explains the Kintsugi journey

How do you afford to travel so much?

Daddy pays for it all! (lol I wish). I tend to save up for it, which involves eating a lot of pasta 😛 and I honestly cannot remember the last time I went clothes shopping. Most of my money I save toward my travel. I always say when something is of priority to you, you usually find a way ti fund it. But here is one thing i implemented last year – which was to have a travel account. Therefore a certain percentage of my pay go to that account automatically every month.

How do you make your travel plans?

I am a very spontaneous traveller! I don’t like to over think it or over plan things because I just get too discouraged and not go. I tend to make the opportunity to go with people who already have the trip planned and that way I can just tag along whilst they have planned the whole trip. On solo trips however I like to do all inclusive deals that way it’s just one package I have to worry about and hotel, flight and food are all catered for. Sometimes it works out to be more expensive than when the bookings are made separately but at least I have fewer things to worry about. I can then focus my energy on the work I have at hand and the activities I will like to do.

Where would you like to go next?

I want to explore the African continent! I have only been to Nigeria, where I was born. I think Africa has so much beauty!

What is the vision of your brand?

It keeps evolving but i just want to inform people that travelling can be SAFE, EASY and DO-ABLE

After completing 30 countries what is next?

Explore evey country in the world and then the moon (no jokes!)

If you could not travel anymore what would you do?

My response in 2017 – Wow this is a hard question! I really don’t know what I will do, just constantly read travel blogs or watch other people travel; which is so sad and I hope something like this does not happen.

My response in 2018 – I would find a way, even if its just to explore locally. I will also probbaly read more books, I alwasy tell people I was long travelling before I caught my first flight.

My response in 2019 – Travelling is a tool. It not about the travelling but the thing we do whilst on it and for me it’s all about the story telling. It’s all about the people and you can always find people anywhere.

Favourite country visited so far?

It’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child. Honestly I don’t have one, Each place I visit I seem to carry a little of that place with me when I leave.

How do you deal with work and travel and travel balance

I am planning to write a whole blog post on this! It’s all about priorities and very little sleep. I know that I don’t usually have a weekend because I am usually travelling, so I have to get my work done during the week. I have adapted the mentality; “just do it!” coupled with the fact that I am capable of anything as long as I put my mind to it. 

Thanks for stopping by you can read more about my ultimate bucket list here! You never know you could be inspired to add some to yours too!

 

love and light, 

black.kintsugi