So who exactly is GirlandtheWorld?
I grew up as the only daughter of a single-mother-traveler, who infected me with the travel bug from an early age and encouraged me to travel independently.
My solo travels started in 2006 when I flew to Sri Lanka to volunteer at as an English teacher, which started my obsession with Asia. Since then I’ve lived and worked in 2 Asian countries, backpacked through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, India and Malaysia, interned at a magazine in China, and taught English in South Korea for one year.
Life on the road has taught me how to find beauty in everything, how to live each day to the full, and how to appreciate even the smallest details that are so easy to miss. Seeing the world is my dream, and so I’m doing it. Now I want to share this with you, to give you inspiration and insight into the world of travel, so that you can see just how easy it is to follow your dreams too. Join me on a vicarious journey of travel stories, sketches, and photos that scratch under the surface of countries and cultures and throw you in at the deep end of travel.
And what can you expect from this blog?
GirlandtheWorld follows my travels around the world as I try to scratch beneath the surface of what you can read in a guide book, and shine a light on the people, the food, the experiences, and the cultures that come together to make each country unique.
I believe in travel that is both sustainable and responsible, and where possible I want to show you that it is possible to pacify both your appetite for indulgence and your conscience as you travel.
Girlandtheworld is updated roughly once a week, but that depends on where I am and the availability of internet connections.
Not sure where to start reading? Why not try one of my features:
♥ Girlandtheworld’s Girls of the World is a series of interviews with women from around the world, aiming to uncover more about the working lives, personal lives, thoughts and opinions of women worldwide.
♥ A Taste Of The Unknown includes guides and introductions to specific types of cuisine as well as food-based stories from my travels.
♥ Teaching Abroad veers away from simply being a guide to getting a job teaching abroad (which you can easily find anywhere on the internet if you are interested) and instead concentrates on my personal experiences of teaching in a South Korean high school for one year.
♥ Adventures in Asia is a collection of all my articles about traveling within Asia, grouped by country.
How to connect with me:
You can connect with me on twitter, via my facebook fan page, or by leaving a comment on this site. You can also contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org – I would love to hear from you! Also, if you enjoy reading this site, why not subscribe by RSS using the form on the right hand side of the homepage.
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