Who am I?

Hi there! I’m Emma, a Belgian native. Currently 22 years old and a (postgraduate) student in international law.

From the moment I was born my parents took me cross-border on their journeys in Europe. Hiking was on the menu weekly. Every year we traveled at least twice to a foreign country. Our travels were never luxurious, two dominant factors were hiking and camping.

As a teenager I lost interest in the typical hiking holidays, so the journeys transformed into a combination of culture and nature. In secondary school, I made school trips to Holland, Bruges, Paris, London, Aachen, Köln, Avignon, Nîmes and Barcelona.

Today I’m making my own travels, mostly city trips with friends. My personal climax so far was my backpacking trip to the USA. This was my first time flying, and outside of Europe. A destination I’ve been dreaming of for many years.

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So my love for travels, I guess part of it was in my genes. And I want to share that love with you! So far I’ve been to 14 different countries. The country I’ve visited the most is France (about 10-15 times). I’m crazy about Italy. I also love to hang around in the Belgian cities, visit a museum or two, or bump upon a castle during a hike in the Ardennes.

To finish off, I’m a shy person, but through this way I like to share my view on (part of) the world. I’m also quite anxious (I have an anxiety disorder). Traveling, meaning new places, people, and lots of surprises, contains quite a lot of things that trigger my anxieties. Nevertheless I like the challenge to go for it. I hope I can somehow inspire others to do the same and live the life you want. Because:

“DON’T BE AFRAID OF YOUR FEARS. THEY’RE NOT THERE TO SCARE YOU. THEY’RE THERE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT SOMETHING IS WORTH IT.”

– C. JOYBELL C.

Thank you so much for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment or a like!

(I started this blog in May 2016)

 

You can also find me on social media: Facebook– Twitter– Bloglovin’

71 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Hi ! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Plus, I love travelling too and I was glad to read you come from Leuven because I studied one semester there last year and I just loved it! I’m definitely looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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    1. Beautiful country. I will go back one day. We are going to France next year in 2017 and 2018 to Spain and Portugal. Maybe in 2019 will do France and Belgium. To travel from Australia it takes so long. Would love to live in Belgium xx

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  2. Hey just to let you know I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!
    I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share it with my readers so they could enjoy it too!
    Check out my Liebster Award post on my page!
    And than you for your nomination too! I will be doing a second post and think you should do a third! 😜

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  3. You are a postgraduate(about to be) in international law and you travel, so consider it just as an advise and if you like it, use it, write a place you have been to and then certain no to do things if you don’t want to be on wrong side of law. Every place has a unique culture and certain ethics/rules/law needs to followed and at times a tourist , a traveller may miss that.

    I think your audience would like that and the traffic to Your site is bound to increase.

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  4. Hi Emma, thanks for coming in to see me at Steve Says! Come again, stay a while – have a drink even. I look forward to seeing more of you in the blogging world. Don’t forget, if you like music then check out my music blog talkaboutpopmusic.com. Steve…

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  5. Hi there! I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did – we seem to have similar interests and I’m looking forward to reading through your posts. You’ve really inspired me with my own blog too so thank you very much!

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  6. You have been a great help to me in terms of my writing and presentation. So, here I am writing to you, to seek your opinion, recently I decided to do a segregation of my work in the genres I like.
    1.) Travel & Photography (https://sphericalinsight.wordpress.com/)
    2.) Life & People (https://forlivinglive.wordpress.com/)
    3.) My Mystery & Suspense Books (https://suspenseofmystery.wordpress.com/).

    Could you please provide me your opinion and insights.

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  7. You’ve been following me for a while now I think and your support on my facebook page is so sweet of you!! I thought I was already following your blog, but that wasn’t true (I’m so sorry). I was wondering, if you’re from Belgium, do you speak Dutch? Love

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  8. Hi Emma! Travel blogger virgin here… I’m only on week 3, I think. It’s all a blur. Found your blog via WordPress searching Croatia… my next destination. Looking to connect with others who have been there, learn from bloggers who know what they are doing 😉 And making make a friend or two along the way! I saw you posted several articles on Andalusia, which I fell in love with during my visit last year. Need to read those.

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