Hello guys! So you’ve happened to stumble upon my blog and now you want to get to know me? Neat!
What you’d probably ask first: I’m Finnish, 23, and although I’m not sure how many countries I’ve travelled to, I probably have around ten favourite countries.
I sort of speak six languages; I study translation, which means I am a grammar fangirl and linguistics enthusiast; my favourite films range from Sharknado to Inception to The Lion King; I wrote a book (unpublished) when I was 15 and it was really, really bad; I have never got sick from street food; kittens are better than people; my lipstick goes wherever I go; and in my mind I am always travelling.
My parents took me abroad first when I was nine? I guess, so even though they always give me The Look when I tell about yet another trip I’ve booked, they, really, are the only ones to blame. 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.
Since I came back from that trip I’ve started university and tried conquering as much of the world as I reasonably can with a student’s budget and student’s holidays. I’ve finished my Bachelor’s degree in English translation and am currently working towards a Master’s in multilingual communication. I aim to graduate in 2018, after which it is go go go time. Where? Wherever, I suppose. I travel solo, fearlessly and unapologetically, and make all the mistakes I should already know not to make.
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!