Mikus Opelts

Trip Temptation blogger Mikus

I travel to explore cities, nature and people. I push my comfort zone and learn something new about myself - and it’s always fun and enjoyable.

About me

I have never considered travelling to be a luxury, but always thought of it as a commodity. There is no single trip that I have ever regretted. Instead, each one of them has a special vibe that has settled deep in my heart and, from time to time, the vibe visits me and rejuvenates all of the spectacular feelings and emotions. To relive that smell of fresh mountain air, the joy of reaching the top of the cliff, the excitement of sliding through the waves, the beauty of the Eiffel Tower or the feeling of sand tickling my feet while walking beside the ocean.

My passion is virtual reality, as it allows everyone to experience and explore much more. It will change our world very soon. www.giraffe360.com

1. What is your favourite place on Earth?

We live on an amazing planet - to single out just one place would be unfair, but if I have to mention one, I’m going for Iceland. There is something magnificent about that northern paradise.

2. Which hotel are you most happy to wake up in in the morning?

My favorite hotel is a 5-star one on top of Tbilisi canyon, but my favorite one that had an actual bed in it is The Hilton Hotel in Matera – an amazing view of the classic Southern Italian landscape with copses and a few trees in between, a great spa with plenty of saunas and pools to refresh yourself after a long day in the ancient city.

3. What has been your best travel experience?

It started with backpacking in Iceland’s mountains for 2 weeks - just 3 friends and the challenge of the wild. Right after the mountain hiking trip, I flew to New York and spent 4 days exploring the concrete jungle and catching the big city vibe - street food, yellow cabs, sky scrapers and movie screens, and this led me to my final destination on a beach in the Bahamas, where I slept on the ocean shore, drinking mojitos with my amazing fiancée beside me - sun, beach and Caribbean parties. The most amazing cocktail of everything - the best trip of my life.

4. What are the top 3 things on your travel bucket list?

I would love to go to the wilds of Alaska, experience Cuban culture and the ancient beauty of Japan.

5. What is always in your travel bag?

A 360 camera, good classic literature and a pen to make notes in my book or on my palm.

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