About the Blog

If you ended up on this page you probably want to know more about this blog and the background story behind it. I am glad to tell you everything about it. So hell yeah, it is storytime!

I started this blog in December 2015, right before I applied for my semester abroad in Seoul. The idea is to share some stories, experiences and memories I collect while travelling. I always loved to bring a little (or sometimes actually not that little) travel journal with me (the one above was my first one) in which I wrote about my vacations. I love writing about places I visit, and people I meet, to explore all the little differences as opposed to the culture I grew up with. There are daily habits and cultural differences which sometimes seem odd, but so many other times just pretty, inspiring, magical, and eye-opening. The possibility to see the world through different eyes and learn to value your life and others. Obviously, this blog is named after these kinds of stories and moments.

About my journals
Travel journal
Candy wrappings from bonbons from Vietnam

In the beginning, my travel journals were more about writing, later I started preparing them before travelling by using different paper and craft supplies such as masking tape, stickers, stamps, photos, pens and so on – I guess, this is my guilty pleasure. I spend way too much money on stationery. And of course, I love to collect all kinds of stuff from my travels like entrance tickets, flyers, maps, postcards, bills, business cards, and sometimes even candy packaging.

At some point, I wanted to share all these memories and thoughts I collected in my journals with a bigger audience. I love listening to people talk about their travels and sharing their photos with me.

Sharing my knowledge

I also use this blog to share my research and experiences I collected while travelling. Especially facts I would have wanted to know before visiting the country, mistakes I made (so you don’t have to), places I loved and would want to share with you (like with my best friends I give honest recommendations and tips) and sharing research I had to do in the beginning with infos which were hard to get.

If I give tips I want them to be useful. Therefore, all these posts reflect mostly my own perspective. My favourite places I would see on a bucket list (and not necessarily are on the top 10 list of trip advisor). Here I share stories that happened to me, people I met, and my memories from precious moments I would love to share with you.

But for now, have fun browsing through the posts, reading my stories and leaving a comment to share your thoughts and experiences. If you want to contact me personally do not hesitate to write me an e-mail at florentina@mytraveljournal-blog.com.

You have read the blog post About the blog on My Travel Journal-Blog.