Nina Dobrev has already done a great deal of traveling ever since leaving “The Vampire Diaries” set in Atlanta for the holidays; but moving forward to New Year’s Eve, the actress is getting set to take off to somewhere both new and exciting with her on and off-screen boyfriend Ian Somerhalder … though probably still not somewhere that everyone is oblivious as to who she is. (Then again, is it really possible for someone with a hit TV show like this to go unrecognized everywhere?)
The actress and reigning People’s Choice Award champion shared in a new series of posts on Twitter just where she was going to be heading next, which could very well end up leading to a small mass of fans meeting her at the gate (which is sometimes a rather nice welcome in a foreign land):
“And I’m at it again… Packing – but this time for CHINA! Leave in the morning and connect a bunch of times. It’s going to be a lot of travel but its so worth it – I’m so excited !!! Can’t wait! My first time to Asia!”
Dobrev’s final destination appears to be Shanghai, which means that she will get a chance to experience over the next few days some of the finest culture and beauty that China has to offer. It may sound strange at first, but these sort of random visits can serve as pretty nice endorsement for a given country’s tourism board.
Given that “The Vampire Diaries” season 4 will not start off production until January, Dobrev should have plenty of time to unwind from playing Elena Gilbert, which is probably a good thing given that her fall was spent largely being in a pretty emotional place as her character fell for Damon (and fell victim to sire bond), watched her relationship with Stefan fall apart, and ended up killing vampire hunter Connor. (This is not even mentioning the fact that Elena’s own brother is trying to kill her … or at least the hunter in him is.)
Although Dobrev never mentions her boyfriend in any of her messages, airport photos confirm that Somerhalder boarded a flight with her at LAX, and will be traveling overseas with her for at least a time.
If you want to read some more scoop about the future for some onscreen “Vampire Diaries” couples, you can do so over here.
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