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‘S’ stands for style and the stylish Sejal Kumar. What started as a little vlog created out of her love for travelling and documenting, paved the way for her to become one of India’s most loved and viewed content creators. The style sensation recounts her favourite memories from her trip to Seoul in Japan and puts together bits of travel advice for those who wish to follow her footsteps.

[Q] Where were you staying during your recent vacation?
Seoul (Pre-lockdown).

[Q] Why did you want to come to this place?
I came here for a work event, which got extended to a vacation.

[Q] How did you prep for your vacation?
I researched about the most famous places, found some cuisines and areas I wanted to visit and packed my bags!

[Q] What are some of the must-packs for the place you traveled to?
I’d say keep some extra space in your luggage because Seoul is famous for its markets and shopping.

[Q] Is there anything you wish you’d done before you left home?
Not really!

[Q] How did you reach your destination and then to your hotel/resort?
I took a flight and then a car to the hotel where I was staying.

[Q] What is the first thing you did when you entered your hotel/resort room?
I took a look at the view, which was spectacular.

[Q] What did you do during your stay there?
I attended the event I was in Seoul for, then went to Myeong-dong and Hanok Village, wore the traditional Korean attire and tried a lot of their traditional cuisine.

[Q] What are the activities or must-see or must-do activities that you missed doing while you stayed there?
I was there for a week, so I tried almost everything that was recommended.

[Q] How did you document your trip?
I vlogged it on my YouTube channel and did multiple posts on Instagram.

[Q] Your favourite memory from the holiday?
I befriended all the influencers who were with me on this trip.

[Q] Who is the most interesting person you’ve met during your recent vacation?
Sherry Shroff! She was with me during this trip.

[Q] What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned from your latest travel?
I’ve learned that you can make memories when you’re least expecting to do so.

[Q] What would your advice be to other travellers to do when they visit this place?
Go prepared with a set shopping budget! The salespersons and shops are extremely inviting, so make sure you don’t overspend!

[Q] Must-have fashion accessories for travel?
1) A bandana.
2) A pair of sunglasses.
3) A cane beach bag.

[Q] Three must-carry outfits for travel?
1) A comfortable maxi dress.
2) A romper.
3) An appropriate night dress to paint the town red.

[Q] Skincare essentials to carry while travelling?
Sunscreen and a water bottle everywhere you go!

[Q] Do you call yourself a traveller or a tourist?

[Q] What kind of packer are you – light or heavy-duty?

[Q] What are your travel essentials?
Flip flops, comfortable clothes, lip balm, and my phone charger.

[Q] How many gadgets do you carry while travelling?
It depends on the content I am making at that location. If I am making any, then my phone and my camera.

[Q] What are your travelling pet peeves?
Too many things to carry.

[Q] What has been the most useful travel item you’ve bought?
A sturdy suitcase with smooth wheels.

[Q] What’s the most important thing that you’ve ever lost on any of your vacations?
Nothing yet, thankfully!

[Q] Do you prefer to walk, take public transport, or take private transport during a vacation?
I prefer walking.

[Q] What’s the best souvenir you’ve bought?
A ukulele from Bali.

[Q] Would you rather see a lot of places or get to know one really well?
I’d choose to visit a lot of places.

[Q] What is your dream travelling experience?
To stay for months in New Zealand.

[Q] What, according to you, is that one most cliched thing to do when on a vacation?
Taking selfies everywhere!

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