When I’m not traveling, I’m thinking about it. This blog is an exercise in nostalgia, and an examination of how travel has impacted me. As I travel more, I’ll write about that, too. I firmly believe that travel can make one a better person. In turn, we travelers should endeavor to positively shape our environment where possible. Let’s bring it full circle.
The basics: Working on climate policy and learning all the while. Always afflicted by wanderlust. More likely to be a malcontent when not traveling.
Speaks Russian; German and Spanish are somewhere buried in the brain. Lover of books, music, and Finland. A feminist. A runner and cyclist. Interested in sustainability and international affairs. Has camped in Siberia, climbed volcanoes in Iceland and Rwanda, entered a Bolivian mine, and DJed in Russia. Has a list of mad ideas and a pseudonym.
That’s me over there, eating vegetarian ceviche (that’s right!) in Lima.
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Lovely bio. I too have been bitten by wanderlust. Your posts are wonderful and the imagery makes them come alive
Thanks so much! Happy travels to us both. :)
You’re welcome.It will be quite sometime before I can physically travel again. For now, I will be transported through photos
Hi there! I saw your blog in the 201 Commons and I just wanted to say how much I love your look and content. I’ll be back to read more later, but I’ve followed you already from what I’ve skim-read. And I love your Places page!
Thank you so much! I quickly checked out your blog and I have the exact same to say you! I too am eager to read more of your posts when I have the time. It seems like we have a lot of similar interests and thoughts. I’m glad we’ve connected!
Hello. From the small amount I have read, I really like your attitude towards travel! I’m off out now, but I’ll be sure to have a proper read when I get back.
Thank you! I actually have your blog marked for more reading later this week when I have the time. What few parts I read were really interesting!
Hi Went Looking, I am nominating you for the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog.The rules of the competition are:
The nominate must provide a link to the person who nominated them. This is my link: http://kleesbutterfly.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/liebster-award-nomination/
Provide 11 facts about yourself.
Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.
Thanks so much! I finally got around to doing this. Here’s the link: https://wentlooking.com/2014/05/14/a-momentary-change-of-tune-the-liebster-award/
I’ve already seen it! You’re welcome!
Your blog is beautiful! Love the title:)
Thanks so much, Julia!
Hey, I know this isn’t the place to do it but I couldn’t figure out how else to contact you! I just wanted to let you know my blog http://www.zoeosborne.wordpress.com has moved towww.sketchpacker.wordpress.com, and will be terminated in 3 days time. If you want to keep following my journeys then please check out my new domain! cheers :) Zoe
No worries! I have followed you at the new domain. Thanks for letting me know!
Siberia sounds like an interesting destination! Happy travelling! Thanks for following my blog, I hope you enjoy the journey.
Glad to have found your blog!! Im sure I will enjoy following your stories :D Im also like you…when not traveling, thinking about it!!
Beautiful journals. I love to read the perspectives of fellow wanderlusters. Thanks for sharing!
And thanks so much for reading!
I might be in love with your blog. And your About page is just impressive.
Aw, I’m so flattered! Thank you!
Well…what can I say?! It’s impressive! Nice feelings. I like read about people who suffer from serious cases of wanderlust, just like me.
Hi, saw your blog on the recommended list by WordPress and I love it. I don’t see that you’ve been to the Philippines though so just sending you a little note in case it comes up in your bucket list for 2015. Here are my blogs for your reference – https://backpackingincebuphilippines.wordpress.com & misunderstood33.blogspot.com.
Thanks and happy travels! :-)
Thanks for checking out the blog! I would love to visit the Philippines but sadly I don’t think such a large trip will be possible for me in 2015… another year, I hope!
Yes, maybe another time.. if you do though, you got my details! See you when I see you!!! :-)
Your writing is beautiful, I’m really pleased about finding you!
Thank you so much!
Nice to have the same interests!
I would love to read your entry about Iceland !!! :-) I’ll dig for them !
Hi there !
I’m also doing a travel blog on WordPress. Decided to put one up when I moved to Ireland last summer. I was wondering if you’d be interested in writing a post for my blog and perhaps have me write one for yours. I thought it’d be a great way to get different traveling perspectives, and it’ll also help reach different readers. Give my blog a look (thehereandwow.wordpress.com), and if you’re interested, please send me an e-mail when you can.
Good luck with everything and happy writing,
Hi I am a new follower of your blog. Are you on the road now? :D
Thanks for following, hope you enjoy! I’m not currently on the road, but was last autumn. I’ll be doing some smaller trips and hopefully then a larger trip again later this year.
Glad to be connected to you. I feel the same way you do about travelling. Would love to read your experiences. :)
Thanks! Read away!
You seem like such an inspiration to me :) Nice to have come across you. There’s so much to learn from you.Wish all of us wanderlust ppl can go on a trip together.
Oh thank you! I hope you’ll enjoy what you read.
The beautiful title of your blog is reflective of your writing. Love ‘Went Looking’ and love your words. Very best of luck for all your future travels and please keep writing about them – it’s always wonderful forgetting about reality and jumping into someone else’s adventure! X
What a nice comment! Thanks so much. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy reading.
Such a lovely about me! I’m excited to keep reading your blog :) I think I could learn a lot from you and your ambitions!!
Thanks so much! I really hope my thoughts can provide insight sometimes. :)
After looking for inspiring bloggers, I happened to fall upon yours and was instantly inspired! I look forward to your posts and travels.
Thanks very much!
Lovely blog <3 I too love travel and when I'm not travelling I often think about future adventures :) I recently just started a travel/lifestyle blog of my own, perhaps check it out if you'd like? perhaps we can keep in touch! http://www.anishanaabe.wordpress.com
Just started following your blog. You should definitely visit the Philippines, specifically the city I live in, Iligan City which is called the City of Majestic Waterfalls. I have been to a number of the waterfalls in the city and all of them are quite an adventure to get to. :)
Nice blog and photos! Good luck with your travels :)!
Great blog :) As a traveler myself, I totally agree when you say “I firmly believe that travel can make one a better person.” Not only one can become a better person, but we learn so much about ourselves when abroad and we meet so many great people. In my case, it’s a bit of paying it forward, I want to give back all the kindness that people have shown me when I was away.
Absolutely! And paying it forward is really important – I try to do it, too.
Hi! I was so imperessed with your travel blog that I nominated you for the Travel Tag. If you are interested, you can find the Travel Tag and the rules for accepting it here: https://travelhummingbirds.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/the-travel-tag/
Natalia, thanks so much! I appreciate that. I am actually about to head out on a trip so I am afraid I don’t have time right now to accept, but please know I am really thankful to be nominated. :)
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