Charles Lam (@char1es)

#Legend - - INFLUENCER -

De­scribe who you are and what you do.

Fash­ion blog­ger, founder and cre­ative direc­tor of C1 Pro­duc­tion. I'm a so­cial me­dia ad­dict who's al­ways look­ing for the per­fect an­gle for pho­tos and videos.

If time and money were no is­sue, where would you go and why?

Canada. I'd trade it off with one of my re­tire­ment years and do noth­ing – but I'd have to see the North­ern Lights at Yel­lowknife.

What are five things you couldn’t travel with­out?

• Canon EOS 80D

• My MacBook for photo edit­ing • Steamer

• At least three pairs of sun­glasses • AirPods

If you were stuck on an is­land and could choose one per­son there, who would you want with you and why?

Ali Wong! She can make the worst sit­u­a­tions into the best jokes.

What has been your most mem­o­rable or unique travel ex­pe­ri­ence?

A one-month study trip to LA with a group of Ja­panese stu­dents, when I was 13.

What’s your favourite travel photo ever?

So­cial me­dia has now become a form of shar­ing and keep­ing mem­o­ries. I love the one my dad took for me; he taught me how to take pic­tures and how to love un­con­di­tion­ally.

Any tips or se­crets for tak­ing a great travel photo?

Have no shame. Do what­ever it takes to get the right photo.

What’s the best thing you’ve bought on your trav­els?

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Skydiving – yes or no?

Yes.

What books and blogs would you rec­om­mend to as­pir­ing trav­ellers?

My web­site or TripAd­vi­sor.

How many suit­cases do you bring?

One, usu­ally; two to three if I'm go­ing to Fash­ion Week.

What are your se­crets for pack­ing light?

Pre-plan your out­fits.

Is there an ac­tiv­ity you al­ways do when you go some­where?

I wake up at 7am to check the weather and if it's rain­ing, I go back to sleep. If it's good, I try to get an early start and max­imise my day.

What has been your scari­est travel ex­pe­ri­ence?

My clos­est rob­bery ex­pe­ri­ence was in Lon­don. A man who claimed he was a cop searched my bag and let me go after see­ing my poor cash­less wal­let.

What’s the most in­ter­est­ing mode of trans­port you’ve taken on a trip?

Trav­el­ling in the snow on horse­back in Hokkaido.

What’s your typ­i­cal air­port at­tire?

No metal for the air­port se­cu­rity scan­ner.

Where are you head­ing next?

Paris, for Fash­ion Week.

What’s one thing you hate about trav­el­ling?

The trans­porta­tion.

What’s the long­est you’ve spent with­out in­ter­net ac­cess?

One day.

How many coun­tries have you been to? Can you list them?

12: Aus­tralia, Canada, China, France, Ja­pan, Sin­ga­pore, Switzer­land, Taiwan, Thai­land, the UK, the USA and Viet­nam.

From that list, if you could choose one to stay in for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

Eng­land; I miss the old Hong Kong.

If there’s one thing trav­el­ling has taught you, what is it?

See the world as much as you can. #

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