I believe the best way to get to know a country and its culture is by spending some time living there. I have been blessed to have lived and worked in five countries on two continents. My first such experience was in 2009 on a Work & Travel program in the United States. After working for three months, I have spent all my hard-earned dollars to travel throughout the States for more than a month.
It was clear that my itchy feet won’t stop there! Up until now, I have called home some of the most beautiful and lively cities in Europe, such as Budapest, Hungary; Belgrade, Serbia; Bonn, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland and Frankfurt, Germany.
One of many positive traits of living abroad is the opportunity to experience much more than what a regular old-school tourist would. I have traveled to many lovely destinations that were not so touristy, and therefore kept the essence of the locals and their unique culture.
Throughout my journey, I have met many like-minded people, expats who share my wanderlust and are equally eager to soak up the city’s vibe and its ways. With many of them I have grown into friends for life. Yet most importantly, each of these cities has changed me in most unexpected ways, as I have blossomed into an open-minded, curious go-getter, who is always eager for new destinations and experiences.
These are the countries that I have visited so far. Looking forward to many more to come.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United States