YishyeneShe is small, she is crazy and she changes her location as much as her hair color. Meet Yishyene, the quirky creator behind the travel blog SmallCrazy.com

Rarely does one come across a travel blogger rockin’ pink hair, accompanied by a pet toy mouse who boasts a travels resume of 30+ countries and 100+ cities. But that’s what makes Yishyene so effing cool. She has hiked through the ice caves of Austria, fainted naked after experiencing her first Japanese hot spring in Fukuoka, has a strange (perhaps sexual) attraction to Spongebob Squarepants and she apparently knows how to get a Spanish horse “in the mood”.

So in keeping with NN’s taste for the dope and far-out, we decided to interview the small, crazy globetrotter Yishyene of SmallCrazy.com.

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You love to travel, you love adventure and you are definitely a fashionista. Give us a little bit about your background that we don’t see on Smallcrazy.com

One thing that most people are surprised to learn is that I don’t work in the creative industry, although I wish I did. I ended up being really good at science and got stuck on that path. So this blog is a way for me to do something else and express my creative side.

Your style is unique and definitely one-of-a-kind. What do we need to do and where do we need to go to get your look?

My eye automatically falls on anything neon, colorful, patterned or printed. When I’m traveling, I like to shop for toys. They’re sort of my souvenirs. I don’t really have a favorite place to shop, but if I had to pick somewhere, it would be the markets in Amsterdam. I got some of my best ( and most ridiculous) leggings there.

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So you love all things neon, but what influences your style?

This is a hard question to answer ’cause I haven’t been reading a lot of fashion blogs or magazines lately. But I would say things I see on Instagram. And also people-watching around London. London is full of awesomely-dressed people!


If you weren’t traveling the world, what would you be doing professionally?

I don’t travel as a profession (not YET anyway! Haha!). I guess if I weren’t traveling I’d like to open an adult playground or maybe become a festival organizer. Or, in my wildest dreams, a world-class surfer or TV star!


What is one thing you can share with us that your readers would be surprised to know?

I’m 29 years old. Shit!


Name three places you have been and what are the must-see/must-visit attractions there?

Iceland – Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon for sure, and also you MUST do a glacier hike!
Italy – The most amazing experience I’ve had in Europe by far is climbing the active volcano, Mt Stromboli. You get up to the top in time for sunset and watch it erupt. It erupts more than once, too!
New Zealand – Waitomo glow-worm cave (north island) is MAGIC!


What’s your favorite city and why? What are the best things to do there?

My favorite city is London because it’s awesome and because I live there (obviously). Haha, but for real my favorite city would be Melbourne. Melbourne was my first home away from home and remains close to my heart. I spent my first years of adulthood there. I have fond memories of drinking orange juice from 1L cartons (mixed with vodka – it’s against the law to drink in public there) while dangling my feet off the pier at St. Kilda Beach on a warm summer night. I loved the sound of the trams and the fact that the parks had built-in BBQs for you to use. Melbourne is also FANTASTIC for foodies

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Strangest pick-up line you have ever received abroad?

I just sat for five minutes trying to think of one, but actually, I don’t remember anything that was strange enough to stick out in my mind other than some random nude men at a nude beach in Italy asking to be in photos with me and my friend.

What was you funniest travel experience so far?

Hmm.. probably during a road trip around Mallorca, when we stopped somewhere in the countryside so I could say hello to a horse that I spotted wandering around. I went up to it and stroked his nose… and then the horse had a massive hard on. He wouldn’t stop following me around and wow it was huge.

Other than stroking an animal until its turned it on, what has been your strangest travel experience?

In Corniglia, Cinque Terre, the train station manager was so fascinated by my friend and I when we stepped off the platform (probably because we both had pink hair) that he invited us into his house which is attached to the station and was right next to the tracks. We met his daughter, her friends and a couple of other people who were in the house. He offered us some beer and food before letting us get on our way. Strange but cool!

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If there were only one thing on your bucket list of things to do, what would it be?

I would like to try the world largest rope swing in Utah. Check out this video!

If you could pick three travel companions, living or dead, who would they be and why?

Spongebob Squarepants, ’cause he’s so bloody funny. Steve Irwin, so he can tell me all about wild animals and help me be friends with them. And Johnny Depp (you know why).


[Drumroll] And the country with the best food is…….

Malaysia, my home country! Nothing can beat it! My favorite dish is also the Malaysian specialty ‘Nasi Lemak’. Though it’s hard to pick a sure favorite……… I eat just about anything and everything. My weakness in spicy food.


Which country would you say gives adrenaline junkies the ultimate adventure-gasm?

New Zealand! Or even Iceland if you fancy extreme weather/blizzards. I hear you can surf there, too.


Besides your pink Timberlands, what are your 3 must-have travel items?

Camera, phone and food (i.e. Reese’s peanut butter cups). See I can be practical, too!


If you had to settle down somewhere forever, where would it be? Real or fantasy…

Such a scary thought! But the honest answer is I don’t care where it is as long as it’s where my family is. I guess if I had the luxury of choice I’d pick Australia. I was gonna say Spongebob’s pineapple but I don’t wanna live with Gary, his pet snail.

Who are you lovin’ right now in the travel blogosphere?

Lola of lolastravels.com because she is an AMAZING in person. She’s full of life, down to earth and most of all, she loves the color PINK. ;)

What motivation can you give travel newbs to get off their asses and explore the world?

Send all their belongings abroad, spread them out in different locations.

That was perhaps the single best piece of travel motivation advice we’ve ever heard.


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