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.
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)