Food vlogger, Shu, and her filmmaker partner, Rob, can’t wait to start working with the rest of the crew. Their motto – good friends make for good stories. N’awww.
What inspired you to enter the competition?
Shu: To me, it felt like the perfect opportunity to come out of my comfort zone, learn more about myself as an individual, and go on an incredible three-month adventure around the world. And the best thing is, I get to do it with my best friend! 🙂
Rob: My inspiration came from my love of seeing the world and wanting to constantly improve my skills making videos to share with others. This competition was the perfect opportunity to dive headfirst into creativity with my partner in crime, and soak in all the experiences it has to offer.
Where’s the best place you’ve been to?
Shu: Thailand! We got to bathe and feed elephants (they’re WAY hairier than I thought they’d be), eat crickets (they taste like salty crisps!) and snorkel with clown fish and turtles in the Surin Islands. I’d been deathly afraid of swimming in deep water for years, but Rob was the best teacher (and very patient boyfriend) and we overcame that fear in Thailand. Rob also got attacked by a hungry monkey, so there’s that, too. He really wanted the bag of bananas…
Rob: Skiing in Val D’Isère –we had the most action-packed, fun week ever! Pick any direction to look in and you’re surrounded by breath-taking mountain ranges, and there’s nothing quite like having a morning ski followed by a huge, mid-mountain party at La Folie Douce.
What’s going into your suitcase first?
Shu: My camera. I’m that annoying person that has to take a picture, video, Instagram story and Snapchat before anyone can eat. Bonus points if there are fun props around to arrange for my flat lay!
Rob: My Nintendo Switch. Video games are another one of my other passions and the Switch is the perfect travel companion. I can feel some Scene Team tournaments coming along…
Shu: Ooh! I can eat an entire 22-inch pizza or a kilo of ribs with a large portion of fries in one sitting. I even have a XXXL T-shirt to prove it! Does that count?
Rob: It used to be ‘the worm’, but last time I tried I almost broke my back! So, I’ll go with my eyebrows – I can do a pretty close rendition of the eyebrow dance from that Dairy Milk advert… That’s a party trick, right?