Ellie Furuya

Ellie Furuya is a Japanese travel, food and lifestyle influencer born and raised in Hong Kong. She may work full-time at National Geographic Asia, but her passion for adventure, beauty, and most importantly food comes through on her personal blog (furellie.com) and Instagram account.

Ellie Furuya is a Japanese travel, food and lifestyle influencer born and raised in Hong Kong. She may work full-time at National Geographic Asia, but her passion for adventure, beauty, and most importantly food comes through on her personal blog (furellie.com) and Instagram account.

Three words to describe yourself:

Bubbly, sleepy, creative.

Hobbies:

Writing, discovering local (food) gems, cooking, and interior design.

Favourite book:

Burmese Days by George Orwell, his first published book. I’m fascinated by critical stories on colonialism (I majored in International Politics) and also love Orwell’s prose-y style of writing.

Pet peeves:

When people spit on the street.

Who is your #legend?

Nat Geo photographer, Ami Vitale. Her work as a photojournalist/storyteller is so inspiring, especially as a woman in such a male-dominated field.

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