I am glad you asked, here is my little story:
I was born in mother Russia in a city that nobody knows of. It is called Yekaterinburg and it is the 3 rd biggest city after Moscow and Saint Petersburg by the way.
I am coming from a very simple family and I am the oldest one throughout 5 kids (yes, I know, it is also very unusual for Russia). My parents we not able to afford to take us abroad back then.
MY FIRST TRAVELS
It all changed when I became a student, and like crazy, I started to use all the opportunities my student life could give me. I travelled to USA and Europe almost for free during the summer holidays, and was working and studying at the same time during the year. That is how I learned my English (which is still not perfect by the way, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes you might see in my posts). Don’t be shy to correct me, it is very much appreciated!
SCHOLARSHIP IN ROME
When I finished with my Russian uni, I applied for different scholarship program, and at the end I was lucky to receive a 2 years student visa with all expenses paid in Rome! Oh-my, it was my dream, come true! That is why I speak Italian and Rome is probably, my favorite city on planet Earth.
Oh, I had quite a list! I worked at KPMG, Danone etc. as an economist. I actually liked big corporations because they invested in employees and gave me the opportunity to travel (shady opportunity, but still).
But it was still not quite what I was searching for. I did not see a point of making a lot of money if I could not spend them when I want to travel for how long I want. It is a dilemma, right? You have the money, but you can’t do what you want. Or the other way around… After months and months of thinking I decided to leave my job and go nowhere without any plan.
LIFE AS A BLOGGER
There was no plan, only a strong desire. I wanted to travel and share my travels with people. Travel blogging success does not come easy, trust me. I had to learn everything from scratch. But now, after 1,5 years of dedication and constant work, my blog finally pays off.
No, it is not always that easy as it seems on my pictures in Instagram, but I am having the time of my life, and I am absolutely enjoying it!