Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Danielle, and I am a 22 year old university student from Canada (eh!). Up until a couple years ago, I had lived in Canada all my life. Snow, maple syrup, hockey…all of those stereotypes are very true! But now I’m starting to explore the world on my own and the travel bug has definitely bit me!
My first move abroad was to Paris, France where I studied history, art history and french literature at the prestigious La Sorbonne University. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was! The campus is gorgeous and the buildings themselves are older than most countries. I lived in the busy Latin Quarter of Paris with an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower from my rooftop terrace. There are tons of little cafés and boulangeries nearby selling warm croissants and baguettes every morning. Nothing beats the smell of fresh baguette on my way to class.
After Paris, instead of returning to Canada, I took a detour to Ireland where I lived in Dublin. Dublin is a great capital that packs a lot into its small size. I was spoilt with free museums to visit and great craic to be found in every local pub. And naturally, no one does St Paddy’s Day quite like to Irish! I worked for a film studio there where I was a part of many films and tv shows, including AMC’s Into the Badlands. It was a ton of fun being behind the scenes and getting some insight on how our favourite films and tv shows are created, but along with the job came a lot of work as well, and long, long hours. After my last contract in Ireland was up, it was time to move back to my native Canada.
…But not for long! I am back on the go again, this time to Greece, as a student at Aristotle’s University of Thessaoniki. As I am getting ready to move again to Europe, I am bringing this blog back up to date and ready for another unique adventure!
I’m a notoriously light packer, but even though I don’t travel with much, my backpack is always filled with big ideas and even grander dreams. I don’t like to plan too much in advance because I love the flexibility of spontaneous opportunities. They always make the best stories.
This blog is where I like to share my adventures with friends and family. I also like to post tips to help others do exactly what I’m doing! I am fascinated with other languages, cultures and ways of life. I’d like to call everywhere my home, and I am on my way to try and do just that.
I am always so surprised with how many people whom I haven’t met yet find their way to my humble little square foot of the internet. If you find your way here, say hello and let me know where you are from! I love chatting with people and swapping good stories.