The Girl Behind the Blog
This is where I’m supposed to try really hard to write a unique and interesting intro to myself and this ‘ere blog, but in doing so I try too hard and inadvertently just sound like every other blog out there.
So let’s skip all that, shall we? Cut straight to the point, if you will.
I’m Rhiannon, a 24-year old freelance translator, blogger and occasional server of curry with a smile. That means I’m a waitress in case you didn’t gather. At an Indian restaurant no less. Because I love all things Indian so what better way to spend my evenings than handing out overpriced poppadoms and getting free food?!
Do you love India too? You can check out my posts here.
One of my brother’s friends, on hearing that I’m just a translator, said that he thought “I’d have done something more with my life by now” because I was once some kind of super-genius maths whizz kid so obviously by now I should be living it up as a multimillionaire app developer in Silicon Valley.
Sorry to disappoint and all but yeah, I’m just a translator.
But being just a translator means that I can travel to the 20 countries which have Spanish as their official language without worrying about the language barrier. I can go to the 6 countries which have Italian as their national, or de facto language, and make small talk with my taxi driver. Oh, and Andorra. Let’s not forget Andorra and Catalan.
Being just a translator and working freelance has, without sounding too cliché, opened the world to me.
Freelance translators don’t need offices. They don’t have traditional working hours.
Freelancers don’t have to commute 2 hours each way to work everyday.
We can work from anywhere – literally anywhere – and still earn the same as we would from home.
So as the name suggests I’m from Wales and I travel to… wherever!
Honestly, I go wherever I want. Or, more accurately, wherever the flights are cheapest.
Which is how I’ve ended up with a right mish-mash of stamps in my passport. From China to Bolivia and Jordan to Latvia, there isn’t really a pattern or a theme going on in my travels. I go where I want. And it works out fan-bloody-tastically.
My end goal has always been to visit all of the New 7 Wonders of the World and guess what?! I did it in August 2016. So now I just go wherever the wind takes me.
Mostly I travel alone.
Not because I don’t have friends because I swear that I do even if only like three of them actually read my blog, but because time waits for no man and neither does life.
I’m of the opinion that if you want something then you need to go out and get it now. There’s no point waiting around, because who knows if it’ll still be there next year, next month or even next week?!
With all that being said, this isn’t a solo travel blog. This isn’t a female travel blog. This isn’t a budget travel blog, nor is it luxury. I’ve written a whole post about not sticking myself in a box which you can read here if you fancy so I won’t go into that now but yeah, opinions man!
A mix of my own personal experiences (like getting kidnapped in Nepal), and what to do where and when, it’s really hard to specify just what kind of blog it is. So for argument’s sake let’s say it’s just a travel blog, okay? Like I’m just a translator.
Not sure where to start?!
You can search my posts by country right here.
Or alternatively, why not dive straight in to one of my most popular posts?!
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