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Email me! I’m all ears!

Contact me at: oneika[at]oneika-the-traveller[dot]com

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Judy June 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hey Oneika!

It’s Judy from your bookclub:)
I love your travel blog and have shared it with friends of mine who’d be interested in hearing more about your experiences as a travel writer, myself included. We support you!
Congratulations on your recent success with the Norway trip and upcoming National Geographic assignment…awaiting to tuck into your stories as they become available!

Trek on,
Judy

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Oneika the Traveller June 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Hi Judy!! So awesome that you found me, you rock! Thanks so much for your support!! The stories are a-coming, so I hope you stick around!
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Jarondakie Patrick July 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Hey I don’t know if you have a blog post of how you and Liebling met. Multicultural relationship or not. I love to hear love stories. But what I like most is even with travel he is included in your life. I love your blog. I must thank whoever linked it to me on Facebook.

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Oneika July 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hi, thanks so much for reading! I actually have written a post about how me and Liebling met: http://www.oneika-the-traveller.com/ein-jahr.html I’m really really lucky to have found a partner who loves travel as much as I do. :-)

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Jessie July 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hi Oneika I just love what you are doing it’s so great. I am interesting in doing the same thing. I been working for a company all my life dead. It’s like a dead end. I feel like i am in cage. I really want to change in to something that is more me. Now so can u please tell me I do I go about doing so and where can you get the funding to do such a thing. I will love to start blogging as well about traveling I have travel to so many places as well and it’s like it’s where I be so a live at not sitting in close doors on a day to day basis. so any in put when be great. Thanks.

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Oneika July 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hi Jessie! Teaching abroad is a great way to kick off a career abroad! I was a high school teacher in Canada and teach French and English Lit to kids abroad, but you could definitely teach English as a Second Language to kids who aren’t native speakers of English. Daveseslcafe.com is a great start!

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Manda July 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Hey Oneika! Been following you since the beginning. Love the blogs and travels. You love scarves. You wear them around your neck; I wear them in my hair. My new addiction and perhaps yours too (not my site just something I came across online and though “Oneika would enjoy this site.”: http://www.scarves.net/

cool huh?

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Oneika August 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Awww! Thanks for the rec!! Glad that you ve been around from the very beginning!

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Terra October 29, 2012 at 2:34 am

Hey Oneika! Love the blog.
I’m currently looking to make the move and start teaching abroad. I have 5 years experience teaching math in the US and a teaching certificate, but the competition seems pretty tough. Any suggestions on the job search? I’m registered with Search Associates.

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Oneika November 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Apply apply apply and research research research! Being well informed and aware of opportunities out there is the best thing! It’s great you’re signed up for Search, so am I!

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Ashante November 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I read your article about the Eurail, and I’m going to be in Italy for 3 months next year teaching English to a town in Chiavari, and am trying to understand the Eurail system. I keep finding the prices of them to be around $280, but I’m trying to see if there is something a little less than that. I’m sure I’ll be traveling to several countries while I’m living in Italy, but are there any other options?

Thanks for all the great content! I love reading it.

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Alexisn09@gmail.com November 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Hello lovely,
I love your blog. I just had a brief question about what specific camera it is that you use, because your photos come out so very crisp.

Thanks.

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Robert March 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

Hi, this is Robert I would like to guest post on your blog oneika-the-traveller.com if you are still open to that idea.

The article would meet all your quality guidelines. Please allow me to send it for review or guide me how to proceed.

Awaiting your response,
Regards,
Robert

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Oneika April 3, 2013 at 9:51 am

Hi Robert, if you have any inquiries, please do email me at oneika[at]oneika-the-traveller.com! Thanks!

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Ashley May 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Do you consider most countries good for a mixed race person to avoid serious racism, what are the best tolerant acceptant countries you’ve travelled to?

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Anam Hakeem July 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Hey Oneika,

Reading your blog for the first time. Honestly, I am impressed. You are serving as a great inspiration. Im about to take my first solo trip to Thailand. And hey I just saw you are also about to go Thailand. Im travelleing last 10 days of August. Any chance you would be there? Would love to meet you up.

Cheers
Anam

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Ashley July 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Hi Oneika,

I really want to break into the world of writing for travel magazines and eventually having my own blog similar to yours and others I read. Do you have any advice for a newbie who enjoys writing and wants to travel everywhere with all her heart? :) I know you hear that all the time. I would love to eventually take my Master’s in Spanish and teach, travel and write. And get paid to do all of it haha. Thanks for any advice you can give me! You truly are an inspiration to black women everywhere.

Thank you.
Ashley

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Kay August 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Hi i have been reading your blog for a long time and i love that you travel so much i really want to do this but im terified to be honest i love in London im 25 and i really want to see the world but at the same time i am akward and quite shy so the thought of travelling on my own scares me i have been thinking about this for a long time i even planned to move to canada next year but the more i think about it the more i just want to travel i wanna go everywhere and see everything and make friends from different places i love London but at the same time im fedup and board here i want an adventure so my questions are (sorry for rambling) and i know you have answered this but can you go into more depth 1. how do you afford to travel so much 2. what job do you do 3. how to make friends in diffrent places 4 suggestions on how/ where to start 5. advice on wether moving to canada rather than travelling is a good idea (i love canada its chilled out and tim houghtons the best) i would really appreciate your help concerning this and next time your in london can i suggest doing an travelling advice forum or something along that line oh yeah one more question what other languages do you speak and is it necessary to be able to speak multiple languages in order to make travelling easier

Thanks Kay

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Patty August 21, 2013 at 2:00 am

Hi!

I LOVE your blog but am disappointed you haven’t been to Japan, my favorite place in the world! I went for the first time last August and fell in love with the history, culture and people.

The country is extremely safe, very clean and the Japanese people are A #1, to me. I am seriously considering moving there to experience the culture in-depth.

So, how did you miss Japan? :)

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Emily Peluso Lopes September 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hi Oneika!

First of all- I love your blog!!

I am a friend of your friend Cheryl from Toronto. She introduced me to your blog a few months ago and I thoroughly enjoy all your posts! I had a question to ask you. I travel to China regularly for work and have been to Hong Kong many times but only for a day at a time. This time my husband is meeting me after I finish my work in China and we plan to stay in Hong Kong for about a week probably at the end of October. I have some MUST DO’s on my list but I was just wondering if you have a top ten or top must do’s for Hong Kong from your perspective? Do you think we would have enough time to visit Tokyo or another city in Asia for a few days- if we only have a week?

I would appreciate your professional input! =)

Keep Bloggin’!!

Emily

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Jason Walker November 28, 2013 at 1:22 am

Given your travels, have you thought about putting together small travel groups (10 or less) to experience some destinations with you? Not talking about guided tours, but arranged accommodations and maybe welcome dinner/farewell dinner; otherwise open itinerary. Would love to hear your thoughts on such.

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Jason Walker November 28, 2013 at 1:29 am

One more thing…love that I stumbled across you. I also have a travel passion and believe in the power of new experiences and getting out of my comfort zone. Bon voyage for many years to come!

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Bayyina December 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Happy Holidays Oneika!

First I’d like to congratulate you on your engagement! You go girl! Super
happy for you! :-)
I just finished reading your posts on your blog about Spanish school in
Guatemala and I wanted to ask for your opinion. Up until the thread about
the cost of living in Nicaragua and Guatemala I was set on studying Spanish
in Merida, Mexico for 4 weeks (at least). Then I started to reconsider.
I’ve been searching for affordable intensive Spanish classes around the
world for sometime now and finally I’m ready to leave. Well not quite yet
but almost. I’m having a difficult time deciding where to go and wanted
your opinion especially since I read that you used to live in Mexico.

*Option 1: Merida, MX*

$180/wk 20hrs 5 days (4hrs/day)
$460/month housing- I found a local hostel that rents 1 bedroom (2 beds)
apartments

*Option 2: Antigüeña Spanish Academy*

$ 100 one week classes, 4 hours, 5 days 8am to 12pm
$ 115 one week classes, 5 hours, 5 days 8am to 1pm
$ 130 one week classes, 6 hours , 5 days 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

$ 65 one week home stay with share bath, with meals 6 days 7 nights

*Option 3: Costa Rica*

$1,000 for 4 weeks

My aunt lives in CR so I wouldn’t have to pay for housing but the school is
a lot more expensive.

*Option 4: Nicaragua *

$150/week 20hrs 5days (4hrs/day)

I’m more or less looking for your opinion on Mexico and Guatemala because
although it’s way cheaper in Guatemala I’ve also heard from a Black Guate
native that it’s not the safest place and a few of her cousins have been
kidnapped. Now I’ve lived in places like this before so I’m not trying to
be THAT person who believes everything they hear but I heard it gets real
in Guate.

Would really appreciate your two cents in this matter!

Happy Holidays Doll!

Bayyina

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Jamila January 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Hey, I didn’t know whether or not you were aware, but we (BB&W) published a post congratulating you on your engagement.

http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/oneika-favorite-traveller-gets-engaged/
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Oneika January 7, 2014 at 5:49 am

I saw it and commented on it! Thank you so much for featuring me!! Your well-wishes mean a lot!

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Neri January 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Hello,

I love your blog and desperately need your advice! I have a trip scheduled to Iceland in the next couple of weeks. My travel companion suddenly cancelled. Changing the dates would mean losing most of the money I’ve already spent. I am seriously considering going by myself, but this would be my first solo trip ever. Any ideas, tips from an avid traveller like yourself? You input, advice etc, would be greatly appreciated.

Neri

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Veronica January 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

I am so glad to discover you.. I am a journalist who has been to Brazil 4 times, along with Mexico, Portugal and Paraguay. As a black woman I received a lot of attention in some places, stopped traffic in others. I am currently trying to find a book publisher for my writings about life in Rio de Janeiro. I will be following your writing!!!!!!!!!!

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Eduardo Celis February 14, 2014 at 5:19 am

(mexican)Newbie here enjoying your blog. I recently, after realising office life would eventually drain me dead and bearly

evading going mad, decided to employ my money in doing something I had dreamt of but certainly feared: travelling and

living somewhere else. Serving as autoexile from the banalities of my sorrounding, from which I was in a downward

apathetic unhealthy direction, as much as learning and vacation of course, I lived two months in Western Ukraine, where I

met my SO. I found my whole first experience both beautifully engaging and different in an epiphanic way. I am infatuated

with the whole thing and hopefully you won’t catch me dead in an office again, which is something I never even thought of

being possible for a regular guy like myself! Eye-opening, I tell ya’.
I catched your blog in Buzzfeed today and struck me like a lightning leaving an amazing sense of awe. Since I’m one of

those would-be escape artists (as other blogger spot-on put it) looking to make a living out of the dreadful water-cooler

life, I fantasise on how to turn experience into profit. I dream of writing ’cause the times I’ve done it in college I

enjoyed it vastly (though admittedly rather green at it) and gloat a little in thinking I have a way with words and

synthesis of ideas (being a Designer and all…). Big time foodie and cooking aficionado, it gives you a sense of where

I’m going here. Getting to know stuff and their social implications is my thing. Even though I’m just a kid who spent too

much time in Wikipedia, there is certain something I can definitely bring to the table. Any input would be greatly

appreciated.

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Ruthi February 20, 2014 at 9:36 am

Hey Oneika great blog and fantastic photos.It is somehow hard to remember that we don’t have to love every place (because we love travel,right?) I spent ages feeling guilty that I didn’t like HK (and I tried) but that’s ok.We do what we do and record subjectively how it was.People can use their own judgement whether to go somewhere or not.Of course I understand your reluctance to tell readers not to go somewhere but your pictures show how beautiful Egypt is too… so don’t fret!
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