Up and Away with Louise

Up and Away with Louise

What is your name?

Louise Ogunnaike

Where do you live currently?

Manchester

Where are you from? (If it’s not currently where you live.)

London

What do you do?

Script Editor and Screenwriter

Where and when did we meet?

Greenwich Young Writers Programme

Where’s the last stamp in your passport from? Or where was your last staycation to?

Singapore

Were you planning to travel this year, if so, where to?

Baltimore

Once this is all over – name three (or more) places on your bucket list you plan to visit.

Azores, Argentina and Slovenia

What is the biggest lesson travelling or your life travels so far have taught you, that you’d share with me?

Come at travelling with openness, curiosity and trying your best to experience the culture of where you are – speak to locals, try their food, respect their traditions, go to the spots off the tourist map and (i need to get better at this) give back to the place in some way even if its something small.

Do you have any travel tips to share?

Is there a ritual you always take before a journey? Or maybe one item you can’t leave home without?

Record your adventure some way whether that’s a journal or on your phone. Its insightful to read and look back! Keep safe too, let people know where you’re going if you’re travelling solo. I travel as light as possible if I can, I never used to be like this but realised I don’t end up using half the stuff I bring.

We’ve got a lot time on our hands now. What books, podcasts, or TV series’ / films would you recommend I check out?

Skam (there are many versions but I recommend the original which is Norweigan and the American remake),

Films – all the Disney Pixar films are all gold especially Coco, The Incredibles and Inside Out.

I love musicals so I recommend Chicago, Cinderella (Brandy and Whitney version) and Dreamgirls.

I love Indie Film so I recommend my two favourites Parasite and Moonlight.

In terms of books my favourite is Americanah!

How are you spending your extra free time?

Actually taking it easy which I don’t do a lot! I’m journalling, reflecting, cooking, eating (a lot) and planning. I plan to start writing a bit too!

Is there anything you have been / are now working on that you would like to share with me and the world?

I’m starting a series where I interview remarkable and brilliant people who inspire me! Watch this space!

Please drop your socials, websites, and creations here, so anyone who wants to know more about you can find you!

@louiseogunnaike (for Twitter and Insta)

Book Club: Chapters and Chill

Travel Blog: Passports and Parsimony

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Thanks for spending some time Up and Away with me!

I’m writing here to keep track of not only my travels to new places, but also my daily journeys through learning, loving and life.

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