Travel Pro Interview Series: Ilsebaladait Quentin

The story of a traveler that was inspired at a young age.

By Ankita Seth

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Q: When did you start traveling, and what made you want to travel?

Ilsebaladait: When I was 10 years-old, I traveled in Quebec, with my hockey team, for a world championship. For the first time, I took a plane to go outside of France. Discovering a new country, a new culture, beautiful landscapes and typical food was an incredible experience. I think that since this trip, traveling became one of my passions. That's why after my first job, I took a ticket to London. I wanted to travel alone. And, now, I am living in Montreal since 4 years, and I have traveled in more than 10 countries around the world. My next plan is to travel the world for a year.

Q: Who is the most interesting or strange person you have met on your travels?

Ilsebaladait: During my trip in Peru, I stopped 3 days at Ica, a small city near Lima. This place is very famous for its small oasis, named Huacachina, and surrounded by sand dunes. During my stay, I booked an accommodation with locals. It is how I get the chance to meet Luis, an amazing host that took the time to make me discover his best places to eat local food. We shared a lot of stories and he explained me how the life of Inca people was. The last night, he even gave me his secret recipe to create the most famous local cocktail, a Pisco Sour.

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Q: Where would you go if you could fly anywhere in the world right now? What would you do there?

Ilsebaladait: If you gave me an airplane ticket, I would like to discover more South America, and especially Argentina. I would put on my list to visit Perito Moreno, IguazĂș falls or Salinas Grandes. I will also take time to visit Patagonia, and discover the amazing deserts, the steppes, and the incredible glaciers. I would like to learn more about the Gauchos that live across Pampa.

During each one of my trips, I take a lot of time to find the best places to eat. I am a foodie and I like to discover a culture through their food and their cooking habits. So, I will do my research to find the best restaurant to eat empanadas, in Buenos Aires. Here are all the reasons why this destination seems perfect to make incredible pictures and have unforgettable memories.

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