Meet Olivier Pasco our November 2013 San Diego Rockstar!
A: I am at the perfect age as it is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
Q: Current Occupation?
A: System Engineer in M2M wireless devices.
Q: Dream Occupation?
A: Working at Pixar. But then Disney killed my dreams…
Q: Born In?
A: I was born in Dax, in the South-West of France region called Les Landes. I spent most of my childhood in the wine country surrounding Bordeaux.
Q: Years in SD?
A: something like 10 years total. We arrived in 2001, spent over 6 years here, moved for a couple of years to North Carolina and came back.
Q: When did it occur to you that you love to travel?
A: School trip to Madrid when I was 14ish, maybe…
Q: Last place you traveled and your fave thing about it?
A: I just spent a day in Vancouver. Mostly business meetings but I got time to go to Stanley Park and enjoy the amazing view of the downtown skyline by night. My last leisure travel was to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Forest. We stayed by Hume Lake. Beautiful and very relaxing area.
Q: Your fave travel spot so far and why?
A: I think I’d say Japan. I just love the atmosphere there. And the food is so good…
Q: Do you prefer to travel solo or with friends or family?
A: I like both. When you travel with friends and family you can share the experience and get to do things you might not have done by yourself. But when you travel solo you have more freedom…
Q: Any tips on your travel preference? Solo or with others?
A: traveling solo I don’t really make any plan. I choose a few things I’d really want to see as general directions and I wander around. With friends of family it’s better to plan in advance to avoid wasting time trying to agree on what to do next.
Q: How did you learn about Gogobot?
A: On Techcrunch I think. Or one of the tech guys on Twitter…
Q: What inspires you to use Gogobot on a regular basis?
A: I like to share my experience. And maybe someday it will inspire someone to travel to new places…
Q: What San Diego spots (in the following categories) would you recommend to a tourist/out-of-towner?
A1: The Beach House in Cardiff. The only way to dine closer to the ocean is to set your table on the beach…
A2: The Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbad. It’s right on the beach.
A3: There are so many things to do around San Diego… But if there was only one to choose I’d say the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
A4: Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.
Q5: Night Out?
A5: Del Mar Plaza. Enjoy nice restaurants, a great view and a nice night-walk on the beach. Or a swim…
Q6: First Date?
A6: If you are in North County I’d suggest Solace & the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas.
See last month’s Rockstar Blog for inspiration: http://www.gogobot.com/blog/2013/10/17/meet-our-october-2013-san-diego-rockstar/