Who am I?

Hello guys! So you’ve happened to stumble upon my blog and now you want to get to know me? Neat!

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Chilling at Taj Mahal, Agra, India

If you see a redhead backpacker with a beat-up Olympus around her neck, holding the map upside down, that’s probably me. I pet every animal I see, wear lipstick even alone at home and have never gotten sick from street food (*touches wood* *crosses fingers* *makes a sacrifice to the ancient gods just in case*).

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Australia

I’ve been on and off the road since 2012 when at 18, I packed up my trusty backpack Rosie and took flight to Australia, and didn’t come back for nine months. (Not because I was having a baby abroad, as one of my friends suggested, but just because it went well with my other life plans.) People told me they thought I was brave for doing it all alone, but I didn’t feel brave; I was just having fun.

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Montserrat near Barcelona, Spain

I have always taken every opportunity to go abroad and stay there for as long as I can. I prefer to travel slowly, living in one place for a longer time and getting to know the local language and culture. I travel solo, fearlessly and unapologetically, and make all the mistakes I should already know not to make. Currently I am based in my native Finland to finish my Master’s Degree on multicultural communications, after which… who knows?

Still got questions? Comment on the blog or send me and e-mail – and hey, if you happen to be occupying the same spot of the planet right now, let’s meet for a coffee and go on an adventure!