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Iga Motylska
Freelance journalist, copywriter, blogger, Eager Journeys
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About me

I'm a Cape Town-based print and SEO-savvy travel journalist, copywriter and guidebook author. My travels have taken me to over 50 countries across five continents to write on topics ranging from sustainability and conservation to environmental issues, land rehabilitation and agriculture, as well as history, culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I've sat down to interview conservationists, environmental lawyers, luxury lodge owners and interior designers, as well as internationally-acclaimed artists and human rights activists along the road. My work has also seen me work as a ghostwriter on behalf of individuals in the travel trade but not only. I've contributed to two international (Fodor's) guidebooks on Africa and have been published in over 65 local and international publications, including BBC, The Telegraph, Financial Mail Travel, Sawubona and Culture Trip, among others. I strive to tell authentic, first-person narratives based on in-depth interviews, research and my personal experiences, combined with my passion for storytelling as well as landscape and destination photography. You may read my published work here: igamotylska.contently.com, while Eager Journeys is my travel and photography blog: www.eagerjourneys.com. For the past four years, I've had a weekly travel feature on Talk Radio 702 which is based on my travel adventures chronicles on my blog.

Why did you join the community?

travel = life

What is your favorite travel destination?

Am I allowed to pick three? Sri Lanka, Bolivia and Cambodia

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Everywhere, no seriously...

What was your first travel job?

Working for the South Korean Tourism Organisation (SKTO) as an expat travel writer and photographer

What do you want to learn more about?

Travelling, for me, is about befriending he locals and learning about their way of life. It's about seeing and experiencing their country through their eyes, adopting the rhythm of their daily life and learning more about yourself .

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Adventure, Nature, Self awareness