Travel Blogger Spotlight: Mark Wiens. 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me
25 Things You About Mark Wiens
1. I am half Chinese.
2. Peanuts are my absolute favorite snack.
3. I love to go hiking.
4. I spent 3 years in Democratic Republic of Congo when I was a kid.
5. I’m a morning person, I like to get up at 5 or 6 am and start writing.
6. I enjoy drinking black, unsweetened coffee.
7. I love football (soccer).
8. I went to preschool in Albertville, France.
9. My Mother is from Hawaii.
10. I’m afraid of heights.
11. I worked for a junk company throughout university.
12. If I didn’t have to wear shoes sometimes, I would always wear sandals / flip flops for the rest of my life.
13. I’ve had malaria about 10 times.
14. Despite all the massive meals I eat, 6 out of 7 days for breakfast I try to eat oatmeal.
15. I hate cold weather.
16. Growing up, I passionately disliked reading and writing, now I thoroughly enjoy both.
17. I’ve washed my clothes in a bucket for the last 4 years.
18. I nearly always fall asleep during movies.
19. I’m a serious fruit connoisseur
20. I taught English for a year, but it wasn’t for me.
21. I dislike sitting in one place for too long.
22. I played rugby in high school
23. I loved to cook until I moved to Asia where so many people can cook much better than I can.
24. In University, I did a study abroad program in Tena, Ecuador.
25. I’d much rather spend the majority of my budget on food than accommodation.
Be sure to check out Mark’s blog (link above). He’s really pretty awesome! Have anymore sweet questions for Mark? Ask them in the comments!
That’s so lovely to know more about you Mark !- January 10, 2013
The only thing I knew about you was your love for food! 😀
And that’s a lovely series, Katie! 🙂- January 10, 2013
Thanks!! And thanks for stopping by! We love your blog as well!- January 10, 2013
A charming fellow, and what a fantastic smile! But the encouragement books and blogs celebrating food prepared in the most cruel fashion, whether or not “you’d be surprised…” needlessly encourages THUGS, alas! Please stick to vegetarian dishes, Mark : you’ll be doing great!- July 4, 2014
If you dislike omnivores then you should stick to vegetarian presenters. Save the utterly pointless criticism for real issues.- March 2, 2016
so what? any dish can be adapted meat free if needed! i love his presenntationns!- October 10, 2018
Are you fucking serious- May 18, 2018
A charming fellow, and what a terrific smile! But the encouragement books and blogs celebrating food prepared in the most cruel fashion, whether or not “you’d be surprised…” needlessly encourages THUGS, alas! Please stick to vegetarian dishes, Mark : you’ll be doing great!- July 4, 2014
Thanks for stopping by Sam & Serena! We hope you’ll bookmark us and come back!- July 6, 2014
How are thugs associated with cruelty to animals WTF- February 3, 2019
Omgoodness…you’re heaven sent…so refreshing to my heart mind & soul….every Mother”s Dream Son…stumbling on your Videos made me homesick for all the food frm Hawaii. Like your Mom, I was born & raised in Hawaii, to me the greatest place on EARTH to born & raised. Our different types of food of Hawaii was a Bonding stage for its diversified population…Reason most of us are more Happy go Lucky ! We know how to eat goooood! ha! Yeah, Hawaii food is Happy food & always will be…- March 18, 2015
Anyway getting back to the videos…your’re Awesome & know your Subjects..Spot on. Mahalo, Ms. Fely Gabriel
Made me a lifetime follower…more later, God Bless!
Hello Mark. Ive become a fan… cant get enough of your eating. Just wondering aside from having malaria 10 times, were you ever sick from eating too much street food? Do you get booster vaccines shots before you travel? Hello to Ying and the little one.- April 23, 2017
Mark : Its so nice to know more about you.I have seen your videos introducing Micah and Yin is nice.God bless- June 9, 2017
I absolutely admire what you do, wow! I’m afraid of heights as well, is why I am absolutely terrified to fly..if it were not for having to I would enjoy exploring the beauty of God’s magnificent places and people such as you do, I also am a foodie and love cooking and learning different styles of cuisine. Tell me how did you get over fear of heights enough to travel by plane and when were you born?..your spirit is so genuine and passionate, you and Ming are the cutest couple, congratulations on the arrival of your son and keep up the blogging, I truly enjoy traveling through you, you are wonderful.- July 2, 2017
i love also the food travel of mark wiens it brings me somewhere that i cant imagine by his posted videos and this is something you don’t wanna miss, I hope by traveling again will make me experience the same way as he is now.- July 30, 2017
Thanks for sharing about Mark , Katie.- December 1, 2017
My favorite is no 23: I love cooking untill move to Asia where other cook better than me…lol
Kat – Indonesia
Glad you enjoyed 🙂- January 19, 2018
Thanks Katie, for giving more information about MARK. I just watched his lately video and wonder how many languages can he speak?- February 17, 2018
he seems ethnic enough, to give credibility- March 31, 2018
Our family loves watching your show as we learnt a lot about foods around the world. We would love to see more of other countries too and their delicious foods. We learnt how to appreciate other cuisine when before following your show, would say negative comments about it. You opened our eyes and minds about appreciation of other culture and showing respect about different nationalities. Maybe, just a suggestion, give us a bit of insight why such culture/nationalities eat those certain types of foods or a background of why they love such dishes. Your show is an eye opener, and makes us love and appreciate good foods. More power to you and your family.- August 16, 2018
I was browsing you tube and happened to see mark wiens featured as food traveller ,blogger etc .i watched him in one of the places in asia eating street foods in food markets i loved the way he ate ,he’s very humble ,friendly .I admired him for such .especially the way he smiles,laughs and most of all when he eats ,bites his food .He seemed to be tempting and inviting people ,me to eat especially when he bites the food and he likes or loves it the way he expresses it with his actions by biting the food and then hell smile turns or sways his head low on the side and smiles while munching the food crackling it esp when it’s crunchy ,he loves to eat oh i love him from then on i always hit or click his channel and videos .I also watched his video in the philippines.I’m from the philippines ,a filipino but now a citizen of canada.i hope to see more videos of mark wienstravelling and eating in different places or countries .I wished he could again visit the philippines and explore malabon one of the cities in manila it’s known for a perfect food ideas ,cuisine ,i’m sure he’s gonna like ourh
Halo halo ,sapin sapin ,crabs,oysters ,fresh fish and their especialty which is pancit luglog.i wish mark can read my comments or message .i really love him ,his family and his video etc.i wish he comes to canada ,the land of honey and freedom.We hahave great canadians food too.I wish him and his family more success and good health.You’re my idol and i’m your fan.i wish to see you more on you tube.- January 31, 2019
It is a pity he never introduced his mother.- October 12, 2019