Welcome to the World by Terra – a blog about empowerment through travel
This is my travel blog, and here you will follow my adventures and misadventures around the world. I’ll share funny stories, dramatic difficulties, unforgettable moments and unmissable places.
But most importantly, here I’ll tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about how to keep safe and have the time of your life as a solo traveling woman.
How did it all start? Well, The first symptoms appeared pretty early
When I was only 18 months old, I had to make an emergency ID card to do it in my neighboring country.
I was probably too young to understand it, but it was already running through my veins. The consequences of starting at such a tender age were immeasurable and unpredictable.
Before I could fight it, I was addicted.
Soon, going to my neighbor was not enough. I needed more. I needed to go further.
So at a very early age I started to get involved in more serious business. Before I was 10, I had already tried it in 3 different countries, several times. I heard people talking with a scared tone,
“she might have it – the syndrome”.
At 15, my travel syndrome started to show its most wild side. It took me alone to the US for 2 months and then to Canada at 16 and to Argentina at 17.
At 19, my condition led to my first solo backpacking trip around Europe, and at 21 the first around South America. After that, I became incurable. The only treatment was to continue wandering. I had to travel more, further, longer.
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania…
Now at the age of 28, the nomadic disease has spread through all the cells of my body.
There’s no cure.
I’ve traveled to almost 40 countries, having worked and studied in 7 and called half a dozen more my home.
At this stage of development, I start freaking out at the idea of settling down somewhere for more than a year – I’m starting to show the first symptoms of what they call settlingphobia.