About me & the blog

 

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Ahoy, Wayfarer!

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I‘m Isabella. Warsaw-based travel blogger & international relations analyst, who cherishes life, people & eating in bed (but not people). In love with Irish cèilidh, folkore, and Japanese country living (my recent biggest fascination!) 😉 Great believer in the ecumenism among Christians. Addicted to haribo jellies, miso soup & …red lipstick.

I spend all my days off and most of the weekends traveling. But am I the Traveler? Well, that would sound great, and probably much better than being a tourist, but the truth is that most of us are tourist. And I really like to consider myself as an advanced cultural tourist:

Advanced Cultural Tourist – tourist or traveler who is already experienced in cultural trips. A person is familiar with the cultural studies and even posses professional knowledge in some, selected fields; has specified interest in travel and chooses destinations accordingly to ones goals – often off the beaten track. The advanced cultural tourist organizes trips by oneself, travels alone or a in small, experienced groups. The person is focused on learning; trips provide further knowledge, entertainment and enrich the travel experience (the 3xE rule: Entertainment, Excitement, Education). The person can not imagine life without traveling.

I t’s not surprising that one of my favorite form of traveling is a cultural city break. I love discovering cultural and historic sites, museums, art galleries, temples as well as sacred natural sites and heritage sites that are less known. On the other hand, I was born and raised in the mountains, so I can’t imagine not keeping in touch with the nature. On my blog you will find information about:

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LT in Budapest

I‘m not a full-time traveler, because quitting my job would simply break my heart (and source of funding as you suppose). But hey, there are still 26 days off, all the weekends and 13 days of National Holidays, so believe me there are plenty of options. Just don’t listen to naysayers and believe in the power of your dreams!

Countries I have visited since 2011: Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain (Canary Islands), Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City.

For detailed travel goals please visit My Bucket List 🙂

 

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Postscriptum: As you’ve probably noticed English is not my mother tongue, so I don’t find blogging in Twain’s language so easy to do. Sometimes I can’t express myself the way I want to, and it’s nightmarish! Anyway, in case of particularly blatant errors – feel free to correct me 🙂

  1. Hey thanks for the visit and like on my blog, you have a great blog here.

  2. Hey Isabella, you have a lovely blog. I was looking for mountain related quotes on google when your post about why you’re in love with mountains came up 🙂 Awesome!
    Reading about your Berlin adventure made me smile. Is there a chance to follow you via wordpress?

    Greetings!
    Suze

    • Hey Suze!
      It was so nice to read such a warm comment (especially after coming back from icy Iceland 😉 ). Thank you! 🙂
      If you would like to follow me on wordpress (I will be honored 🙂 ) there should be a small “Follow” button in the bottom right corner of the page.

      Greetings 🙂
      Izabela

  3. Hello Isabella,
    thank you for stopping by at my blog and checking out so many posts! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will be back for more. I am definitely looking forward to exploring your blog and to have a look at all those pictures – you’ve done quite a bit of traveling so far – awesome! Keep up the good work!
    Bye, Renata

    • Hahah, that’s because I couldn’t stop reading! It’s great :))))
      Take care & please keep writing! 🙂

  4. God I forgot to fill in my name … But here it is now … 🙂

  5. Rajshekar

    Lovely travelogue.
    I love travelling, but my job doesn’t help that.
    You are truly privileged to have the opportunity to travel to so many places on this beautiful earth.
    If you ever travel to south of India, please drop me an email and I would love to help you in any way possible.
    You are gorgeous too 🙂

    Rajshekar

    • Rajshekar,
      I need to say that: reading your comment was the nicest thing that happened to me today 🙂 You truly left me speechless.

      Your country is beautiful and the traditions and culture are very interesting. I don’t know anybody who don’t want to go to India. I will make it one day and you will know about it for sure. Thank you!

      Have a blessed day 🙂
      Izabela

  6. Beautiful blog Isabella, so positive and eclectic!

    You seem to be very open-minded and interested by any type of country, as well as huge touristic destinations like France, as on undiscovered gems like Belgium 🙂 or ex-communist countries.

    Keep the spark, reading your blog is a pleasure!

    Cheers,

    Ekaterina

  7. Ekaterina, thank you from ALL MY HEART!
    Tears of joy are running down my cheeks after reading your comment, really.
    Have a blessed & sunny weekend! 🙂

  8. Hey, nice blog! Came upon it while searching for mountain quotes but found many other interesting reads. I am also in love with Japan but been there only once. How can you go so often! I also love travelling. Keep up the good travel posts. 🙂

    • Alesca! Thank you so much for your motivating comment 🙂
      Have a nice day! 🙂

  9. Love that saying: “Just don’t listen to naysayers and believe in the power of your dreams!”! Good luck with your travels!

  10. Wilson

    Hey Isabella. What a lovely blog you have! I am going to Tanzania soon. When looking for Zanzibar information I saw your comments. Very good. Keep travelling and writing about.
    Greetings. Wilson. São Paulo, Brazil.

    • Wilson, thank you for your comment. I wish you a wonderful time in Tanzania, God’s blessings and safe travel!
      Greetings from Warsaw, Poland 🙂

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