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About The Traveling Soul

Why?
I decided to start this blog because I have a passion for traveling and have traveled quite frequently since I was 16 years old. Therefore, through the years, I feel like I have learned a lot about how to best get around in this world - both when it comes to traveling on a tight budget as well as where to travel to. My hope with this blog is that by sharing my travel experiences here I can help other traveling souls who are looking for places to visit, travel tips, reviews, location guides or other recommendations and information on travels. Also, because I love to photograph - I have a lot of photos to share from my travels as well.

When It All Started
So my passion for traveling started when I was 16, about 14 years ago, when I was surprised by an invitation to tag along with my cousin and her two friends on a three week inter rail journey through Europe. The reason I was asked to go on this journey was that the original fourth member of the inter rail trip had become sick and could not travel as planned. Because of this my cousin's mum would not let my cousin travel as the only girl with two boys - so they asked me. And I, being the cocky teenager I was, took it as a dare and felt compelled to say yes - though I was pretty terrified underneath my confident reply. So just like that, without really knowing what I was getting myself into, away we went.

Homesick!
Nevertheless, despite the fact that I had intense homesickness during the entire three weeks on the road through Europe - I am very glad that I made the decision to go. I certainly learned a lot about myself, the world and I realized that traveling is indeed the best education one can get! Which is why I have continued to travel as often as possible ever since then. Some of the countries I have visited so far are: Iran, Dubai, Australia, USA, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany etc. So I have managed to set foot on five of the world's seven continents, and I plan to visit the other two as well. Which is why I feel like this is the right time to start this blog.

Hopes
So, TheTravelingSoul.com. I chose this particular name because I think it represents how I feel about myself both symbolically and literally. TheTravelingSoul.com will be a blog where I devote all my focus and attention to my past, current and future travel experiences. And I am very excited to see where this new journey will take me, a journey I invite everyone to join by the way. So please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, questions, ideas or offers you might have - either via my Contact Me page or in the comment section of my posts. All in all, I do hope we all will have a magnificent journey together here on TheTravelingSoul.com.

Once again - Welcome to The Traveling Soul! :-)

/A.L
 
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Thank you for visiting.

/A.L
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