So I’ve decided to start blogging in English. I first started this website a year ago, with the idea of sharing my travel tales as well as some tips and recommendations regarding the different places around the world that I am/was lucky enough to visit.
Back then I started writing in Hungarian (my mother tongue), not just because it seemed easier that way, but I also thought that there are so many travel blogs out there written in English, that I wouldn’t be able to create anything “new” or “original” that couldn’t be found on other sites already.
It seemed to me however, that there’s not a great amount of Hungarian travel blogs out there, and even the ones I was aware of didn’t seem like something that I would personally choose to read, so I thought at the time that it would make more sense to start writing in Hungarian.
I still received so many emails from my foreign friends asking me for tips and advice for their upcoming travels though, that I started re-considering my original ideas and decided to start creating content in English (as well).
I’ll leave all the posts and articles that I wrote in Hungarian on here, so they’ll be still available for you to read (if you can, ha!)
For new readers, a little bit about myself and my love affair with travel – I first visited a foreign country at the age of 10 when my mom took me and my sister to Paris, France. I fell in love with everything I’ve experienced on this first trip – the adrenaline rush when you board a plane, arrive to a new country or city, experience things and places that you’ve been reading or dreaming or learning about, experience things and places that you’ve never even heard of… you know, the whole pushing-yourself-out-of-your-comfort-zone cliche.
So I didn’t stop travelling ever since! After a whole lot of trips around Europe, exploring the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Austria or Belgium, I took my first trip overseas at the age of 21 when I traveled to the US of A to work in a summer camp for senior Jewish people, in Pennsylvania. After the summer in the camp, I ventured to a few more places in the States, from Rhode Island to Nevada, before returning home to Budapest, Hungary.
During my last summer while I was at uni, I went to work at the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London and I fell in love with the city so much that right after finishing my last semester at school, I moved there. I got a job in the pharmaceutical industry and since then I lived not only in London but in the North of England as well and visited loads of other places in the country, too.
I also took some unpaid leave for a few months and traveled to Sri Lanka to volunteer in a mental hospital / psychology placement, where I stayed with a local family and it was one of the best experiences of my whole life, and after that I kept on exploring more of Asia, heading to the likes of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong.
After getting back to Europe, I realized that I was bitten by that travel bug for good and felt just restless and kept on exploring more of the old continent whenever I got some days off, and visited numerous places from Portugal to Poland and everywhere in between.
Another year passed by and I was ready to leave my office job and go on my next adventure, so in 2015 I started an epic solo journey around the world and went to volunteer in Bali (where I met the most amazing people so I wasn’t alone in the end at all!), and to explore Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Singapore for the second time, the UAE, Turkey, Greece and in the end of the year I traveled to one of my dream countries, South Africa as well.
Currently I’m based in the little airport town of Luton, near London and am ready to take advantage of living in an airport town and explore lots of places around the UK and Europe this spring and I also have another trip booked to Africa as well!
I have visited around 40 countries by now and really love to share my stories and tips and ideas with other travelers, and this is the little space I created to do so:) I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me via email or instagram!