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Episode 9 - Johanna Merz: Best Toilet Experience


One night, four years ago, Johanna Merz was stood in the Okavango Delta, Botswana staring at a bonfire. She decided then and there, that when she got home, she would quit her job and dedicate her live to her passion, travelling. That’s exactly what she did.

Since then, she’s been all over the world and managed to get a career as a Tour Leader, achieving her dream of ‘getting paid to travel.’

We talk all about this as well as the attraction of lion fish blood, avoiding bear attacks, IKEA travel hacks and giving gifts to Chilean policemen in exchange for your freedom.

We have a new feature this week called #MyTravelBubble where a listener gets in touch with their Travel Bubble choices along with activity and restaurant recommendations. This week we have it is the turn of @AlexJamesEmery of the @TravelTalksPodcast. Stick around to the end of the show for that.

A big thanks to Johanna Merz for being a wonderful guest and thank you for listening. As usual, spoilers below and don’t forget to subscribe and rate Travel Bubble, wherever you get your podcasts.







Country No.1:  Botswana
Activity: Okavango Delta
Food: Mopane Worms

Country No.2: Canada
Activity: Banff and Jasper National Parks
Food: Poutine

Country No. 3: Colombia  
Activity: Football match in Medellin
Food: Arepa

Felipe Diving in Providencia

Wildcard: India

The Serpent TV Show.

Top Travel Tip: Take it slow
Best Souvenir: Wire animals made by one of the rangers at the animal rescue centre.

A big thanks @AlexJamesEmery of the @TravelTalksPodcast for his choices.
A couple of things to note - Pane & Vino in Miami and the TRS Yucatan hotel in Mexico

Travel Bubble Film Club

This week is a love letter to Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar 

Pain and Glory (2019)

All About My Mother (1999)

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

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Episode 9

Season 1

by Matty Dyas