- isango! Editorial Team
- Guest Contributors
English ExpertsVinay Gupta
A photographer-blogger-trekker exploring South East Asia, Europe and IndiaVinay was born in India in the city of Chandigarh. He loves to explore new destinations diving into specific tours, which allows him to click away with his camera, try local food, and discover new cultures. His favourites are immersive walks, photography tours, and food trails. A father of two, Vinay occasionally goes on solo trips. A personal highlight was a motorbike trip to Khardungla Pass – the World's highest motorable road. He aspires to travel to South America, Vietnam and motorbike through East Europe.Riya Chakravarty
Writer with a passion for history, crafting enchanting accounts of Indian adventures and beyond.Riya is a self-confessed Indophile and has travelled to most parts of the country that she calls home. She always has a tip (or a word of caution!) up her sleeve. When travelling, she seeks out local food, folk cultures, handicrafts and offbeat, less-touristy areas. When not travelling, she is seen tucked in a corner of her home reading about faraway places that she wishes to discover someday. Also a foodie and an art buff, her evenings are spent digging into kebabs and biryani in old quarters of Delhi, watching plays or attending concerts.Benjamin Lewis
Revealing the best of what the United States has to offer, one post at a time.Benjamin was born in Los Angeles, Ca. He got his first taste of international travel during a trip to Rosarito, Mexico with a group of high school friends. At age 17, he and that same group of friends spent the summer backpacking Europe on a Eurail Pass and sleeping exclusively in hostels. After grad school, several return trips to Europe and Mexico, and extensive travel throughout the United States and Canada, Benjamin has visited over 30 different countries. He loves music, adventure, food, and art. He currently lives in Goa, India.
German ExpertsAnjali Budakoti
World of Shakespeare, Dickens, Tagore and Premchand is another means of escape for her.Are you one of those who long for new adventures and come alive with the idea of exploring new places? So is Anjali! She enjoys travelling and capturing new experiences in her camera.
Besides this, she loves lip smacking delicacies that one would not want to miss! She not only visits but gets inspired and let her exhilarated mind to come in action by letting her heart out by writing a few words. Moreover she is driven to find places that are least explored and have rustic relevance.
Ein indischer Reiseliebhaber, bei dem sich alles um Kultur und Sprachen dreht!Gehören Sie zu denjenigen, die sich nach neuen Abenteuern sehnen und mit der Idee lebendig werden, neue Orte zu erkunden? Anjali auch!
Sie reist gerne und hält neue Erfahrungen mit ihrer Kamera fest.
Außerdem liebt sie leckere Leckereien, die man sich nicht entgehen lassen möchte!
Sie besucht nicht nur, sondern lässt sich auch begeistern und lässt ihren hocherfreuten Geist in Aktion treten, indem sie ihr Herz in ihrem Tagebuch herauslässt.
Darüber hinaus ist sie bestrebt, Orte zu finden, die am wenigsten erforscht sind und eine rustikale Relevanz haben.
Eine weitere Fluchtmöglichkeit ist für sie die Welt von Shakespeare, Dickens, Tagore und Premchand.
Spanish ExpertsKalyani Dhundele
Indian writer with the Spanish touch. A melophile with a love of dance, shoes and travel.From New Delhi, Kalyani is a Sheldon Cooper at heart with a Carrie Bradshaw-esque attitude. A nerdy fangirl of fantasy tv/movie series. Harry Potter or Game of Thrones anyone? And dreams of strutting in a pair of Louboutin’s one day! Her interest in everything Latin, be it music, food or culture, is what got her into learning Spanish. She one day hopes to explore Spain and South America as speaking their native language must have its perks!
Una escritora india con un toque de española. Una melómana a quien le encanta bailar, los tacones y viajar.De Nueva Delhi, Kalyani es Sheldon Cooper de corazón, pero tiene una actitud de Carrie Bradshaw. Una nerd fanática de las telenovelas/películas de fantasías como Harry Potter y Game of Thrones…. y sueña de pavonearse un día en los tacones de Louboutin! Su interés en todo latino, de la música, la comida hasta la cultura, le hizo apasionada de aprender español. Ella espera de tener la oportunidad de explorar España y Sudamérica un día, ya que saber el idioma nativo debería tener ventajas.
English ExpertsKelly Spillane
Europe enthusiast. Lover of the sea, quaint towns and quirky museums.As the daughter of immigrants, travel is something that is in Kelly’s blood. At 23, she is lucky to have so far been to 24 countries, including a recent 3 month backpacking trip around Europe. Each place she visits offers new foods to taste, cultures to learn and people to meet. Kelly enjoys visiting quirky museums, collecting unusual postcards and discovering new travel hacks. Her favourite destinations are usually off the beaten path, found by accident or recommended by locals.Sarah Devenny
Coffee-lover making her way around Europe and the USA.Sarah is a small town girl with big travel plans. Although she's travelled to 4 continents and lived in 2 countries, she feels most happy by the sea and travelling through Europe admiring the contrasting architecture. Sarah can generally be found attempting the perfect sightseeing selfie and sampling the local coffee - often at the same time.Alice Griffin
Australian writer-slash-coffee enthusiast penning her adventures across EuropeAlice hails from Sydney and is currently trying to find her way in the UK, visiting great cafés by day and hole-in-the-wall speakeasies by night. When she’s not befriending every dog in sight, Alice is travelling. The whole of Europe is on her list. After years of acting like it’s her job to know all the inside travel info, she can’t quite believe she’s actually getting paid to do this. She humbly hopes her pieces will stop you from boarding the wrong bus, visiting mediocre museums or showing up at Stansted airport when your flight is at Heathrow—all of which she has done before—but she’s not making any promises.Angela Shek
Sharing her love of the Far East through food and photography.Angela was born in Brunei to a British father and Malaysian mother and grew up all over the Far East. Now settled in London, travel comes naturally to her as a former third culture child. Her favourite way to explore a new country or city is to snap it from behind a lens! Having travelled to far flung places across the globe, she hopes to spend time exploring more of Europe. When not dreaming of new adventures, she is busy baby wrangling her daughter around London.Meenakshi Bose
Capturing the wonders of India and abroad through my lensMeenakshi is a designer by profession and traveller by heart. Photography is something that she cherishes and goes on a Click! Click! Click! spree wherever she goes. Japan is her dream destination and she believes that one day she will be sipping green tea while ogling at Mount Fuji. Her present state of mind is blogging her heart out and sharing all the experiences and memories that she has been collecting from her travels.Eliza Wasilik
Taking you through the lesser known and sharing tips on how to travel with allergies.Eliza is a non-stop adventurer and a creative, who has hopped around three continents so far. Europe, Asia and North America and the list is growing. She likes to explore the lesser-known areas and share the tips of why's and how’s. Suffering from many allergies such as sun allergy (yes, you’ve read that right) and synthetic fibres, food, chemicals and more. She wants to help others by sharing the lessons that life taught her for the past few years, on how to make travel possible when suffering from skin problems.Anna Karmila
Uncovering the delights of Northern EuropeAnna loves the laid back attitude of her home-town Helsinki. After studying in London, New York and Paris, she thinks Helsinki is a great urban trendsetter for green values. She’s always looking for new ideas in art & design, testing new restaurants and treasure-hunting for creative fashion and quirky vintage. When not unlocking Northern Europe's delights she is a big fan of dogs and an enthusiastic gardener with a varied taste for live music.Sasha Selkirk
A modern day Pandora, piquing your curiosity throughout Latin America, Australia and Europe.Her father grew up in Calcutta, mother in Borneo, siblings in California and Sasha in Swindon! A sense of injustice, a good measure of sibling rivalry and a fiery passion for adventure have fueled her travels ever since. Sasha has been lucky enough to tick a few escapades off her bucket list: bungee jumping in Brazil, road tripping in Australia to name two. Not one to be landlocked, she also loves hopping around Europe.Gavin Darvell
Taking you on a journey through Europe & the Far EastFor Gavin, travel has been in his soul since he was able to walk on two feet. Visiting India, aged 15 fueled his passion for travel, and the need to explore and discover has remained. He loves seeking out unusual places, finding fantastic cafes and experiencing different cultures. He has been fortunate to have travelled across the globe, and lived in Japan & the Czech Republic. He loves sharing his passion for travel, hoping to inspire, however quirky the content may be!
German ExpertsMoritz Schäffer
A German travel enthusiast sharing his experiences visiting cities across EuropeMoritz originally comes from Germany and is currently living in London, where he works for isango! as a Product Executive. He studied German and English language, linguistics, and literature in Cologne and also worked as a contributing editor and author for television before moving to England. As a passionate traveller, he spent a lot of time in New Zealand and visited many other places across the globe. He looks forward to sharing his experiences with the German readers of The Guidebook.
Ein großer Reisefreund, der mit Vorliebe Städte in ganz Europa besucht und seine Erfahrungen teiltMoritz kommt ursprünglich aus Deutschland und lebt zur Zeit in London, wo er für isango! Als Product Executive arbeitet. Als studierter Germanist und Anglist hat er zuvor unter anderem als Redakteur und Autor für verschiedene Fernsehproduktionen gearbeitet. Die Leidenschaft zum Reisen hat ihn für einige Zeit nach Neuseeland, aber natürlich auch zu vielen anderen Orten auf der ganzen Welt geführt. Seine Erfahrungen teilt er nun gerne mit den Lesern von The Guidebook.
Spanish ExpertsSusana Alvarez
A Spanish and Portuguese expert travelling through South America and World’s Top Theme ParksSince I was very young my parents took me on exciting trips that made me develop in future years a passion for travel, which eventually became my profession. At 18, I received a set of suitcases as presents and since then I haven’t stopped visiting new places, discovering amazing cultures, tasting new foods, swapping ideas with natives and enjoying every minute of every trip. My passion for travel has taken me to more than 30 countries around the world, and also to some of the best theme parks. I have to say that South America has captivated me each time I have travelled there, and I have a weakness with some of the countries, for example, Argentina, where I lived for a while.
Una experta viajera que se maneja en español, portugués e inglés a través de Sudamérica y los Mejores Parques Temáticos del MundoDesde que era muy joven, los padres de Susana le llevaron a recorrer varios países a través de asombrosos viajes que le hicieron desarrollar en el futuro su pasión por los viajes y convertirlo en su profesión. A los 18, Susana recibió como regalo de cumpleaños un conjunto de maletas y desde entonces no ha parado de visitar nuevos lugares, descubrir impresionantes culturas, probar nuevas y diferentes comidas, intercambiar ideas con nativos y disfrutar cada minuto de cada viaje. Su pasión por los viajes la han llevado a más de 30 países alrededor del mundo. Sudamérica en particular, la ha cautivado en cada una de las visitas llegando a tener auténtica debilidad con algunos de los países, como por ejemplo Argentina, donde incluso llegó a vivir por un tiempo.Ricard Aumedes
Sharing my European adventures to a make you a restless soul too“Un cul inquiet” (A restless ass!) is what Ricard's mum has called him from the first moment he left home. Originally from Lloret de Mar, Ricard continues to be drawn to the sea. His favourite places include Tarifa, Fuerteventura and San Sebastian. Hawaii is very much on his travel radar. Away from work, Ricard plays the guitar, so whenever he travels his ukulele is always first in the suitcase. This restless traveller hopes to share his travel memories and inspire other restless soles through his words and thoughts.
Compartiendo mis aventuras Europeas, para hacer de ti una alma inquieta también“Un cul inquiet!” Así es como le llama su madre a Ricard, desde el primer momento que se fue de casa. Originalmente de Lloret de Mar, Ricard sigue atraído por los encantos del mar. Sus lugares favoritos incluyen Tarifa, Fuerteventura y San Sebastian, pero enfocando en su nuevo destino isleño, Hawaii. A Ricard lejos de su trabajo, le encanta tocar su guitarra, con lo que en todos sus viajes, el Ukelele es lo primero que mete en su mochila. Este viajero inquieto espera poder compartir sus viajes e inspirar a otras suelas inquietas a través de sus palabras y experiencias.