Checking Out Rohan Alexander

Nov 23 2015. view 404


An Australian born Sri Lankan, Rohan lives in Melbourne. The owner of a nursing home, Rohan likes nature, wildlife, camping cars and bikes. He is also partial to martial arts, rifle shooting and weightlifting. Having just completed the production of a telegram called 'Sanda Vinivida' Rohan is seeking a desi princess to build a future. 
 
 
Why do you love travel? 
 
Travelling is a privileged opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the world and learn about the history and culture of its people. 
 
 
 
Your favourite travel destination and why? 
 
I own a riverfront estate in the mountains of the Baw Baw region. It’s the perfect weekend escape from a hectic city life, it brings me back to reality of the simple things that’s most important to life. When I am there I spend time gardening. I also enjoy cooking fresh produce on the BBQ. 
 
 
What do you need for a perfect holiday? 
 
Beautiful scenery, fresh food and good company. 
 
 
In which country have you felt most at home? 
 
I can feel comfortable anywhere. But I know I have a strong connection with my family from Sri Lanka but Melbourne is definitely home sweet home. 
 
Most unusual souvenir you have brought home? 
 
A copper bangle purchased at the top of the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa. 
 
 
Worst holiday or travel experience? 
 
In France paying top dollar for a terrible room which looked like a small storeroom and being treated rudely by the hotel staff. 
 
 
 
Best piece of travel advice? 
 
Stay at large backpacker hostels which are a great place to meet adventure seekers from all around the world. Ladies, please travel in groups to stay safe. 
 
 
 
Your top five travel destinations? 
 
Queenstown, New Zealand
Cape Town, South Africa
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Daintree Rainforest, Australia
Las Vegas, USA 
 
 
 
What has travel taught you? 
 
The Earth is a large diverse place full of inspiration. Differences in culture and traditions should be respected and celebrated. 
 
 
Which country did you taste the best ever cuisine? 
 
New York has great restaurants with exceptional service from waiters. 
 
 
 
Next travel destination? 
 
South America. 
 
Interviewed by Tina Edward Gunawardhana


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