Experience it

1. Tell us a few things about you to get to know you better: your full name, age, star sign, hometown, where you live now and what you do for a living.

I’m Zala Čuden and I am coming from Notranje Gorice which is a small town in Slovenia. I am 28 years old. My star sign Taurus. I live around the world and I work as surf instructor and social media manager. Those days i live in Mentawai, a chain of about seventy islands in Indonesia.

2. Describe yourself in 3 (or less) words. 

Adventurous, easy going, positive.

3. What gets you out of bed each day?

Usually my alarm and sometimes good forecast.

4. What’s your favorite place to visit and how often do you visit it?

My favorite place is definitely Indonesia. I visit it quite often.

5. What makes Mentawai special? 

The best waves in the world, always warm, tropical vibes.

6. Your favorite place for coffee there

Right now I am in the place without cafes and restaurants so hard to say for here. It’s more important with who than actual place.

7. Any traditional flavor that you love and a traditional way of living the everyday?

Definitely everything with coconut. Also living in a jungle is pretty good.

8. We only get to spend 48 hours in (the place you live, you love), what should we definitely see?

Go snorkelling because reef is amazing. And of course surfing.

9. Where would you like to be now?

I am in the right place right now

10. Next destination you would like to go and why?

I already bought a ticket for Canary Islands so that’s where I want to be next.  

11. You love surfing and the contact with the sea and the ocean, can you discribe us that feeling and what made you to discover that love? 

Feeling is great. It feels like freedom and since surfing is my passion I enjoy it a lot. It is not hard to fall in love with the ocean.

12. Words you live by:

You never know how strong you are when being strong is your only option. + Live your dreams.

13.  Is there any particular artist / music genre you are currently into? Make a list with 8-10 of your favorite songs and name it with a feeling. 

Legendary- Welshly Arms (optimistic)

One Kiss- Calvin Harris (happy)

Gooey- Glass Animals (calm)

East of Eden- Zella Day (free)

It all began with a burst- Kishi Bashi (energetic)

Nothing Personal- Groenland (playful)

Want you in my soul- Lovebirds (satisfied)

Phantoms and friends- Old man Canyon (sad)  

Listen to Zala's wonderful music list of feelings:

Photos: Zala Cuden

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