About Me & This Travel Blog
Hola! I am Paulina, born and raised in Luxembourg. The size of this cute little country pushes to cross its borders, so it was just a matter of time when my irrepressible wanderlust would uncover itself.
After 8 years of wandering around and living in 7 cities in 3 different countries (Brussels, Passau, Malaga, Madrid, Seville, Tenerife and Barcelona), I decided that it was about time to settle down for a bit.
But before getting “serious”, I wanted to do something crazy. That is how I ended up boat hitch-hiking from the Canary Islands to Cape Verde and finally, across the Atlantic to Barbados.
Now, I am glad to be back in peaceful and “multiculti” Luxembourg and start from scratch. Again.
But I am pretty sure that the moment will come when I just can not resist these ravishing travel nerves anymore. Those that lead me to discover the hidden jewels of our planet!
Random facts about me:
- I am from Luxembourg, one of the tiniest countries in the world;
- I hitchhiked across the Atlantic Ocean by boat;
- I have a Bachelor’s degree in German and Spanish linguistics and literature, and a Master’s in Intercultural Communication;
- I can not cook. At all! But I love to eat! All the time!
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Why a Travel Blog?
I started this blog after realizing that I was forgetting the names of the sights that I visited or the food that I ate during my travels.
On top, people started to ask me for recommendations for things to do while being in Madrid, Cape Verde, Tenerife, etc. And I just could not remember the names of all these hiking trails, fancy restaurants, etc.
How is it possible to forget the details of such intense experiences?! Were there too many? May this be a natural consequence of severe “travelitis”?
I still do not know. This travel scrapbook should countervail chronic oblivion, and present along the way, hidden travel destinations.
Why a Blog in English and Spanish?
To reach more readers? Maybe, but not only! I always enjoyed writing, and I am fascinated by the unequal expressiveness of foreign languages. Thus why not combine both that are so different from one another?
Over the time, Spanish became a language that is very close to my heart. Many of my closest friends are Spanish-speaking, and I am in love with the cultural and historical background of the Spanish language.
To my mind, there is no language that is more limpid than English, and no language that is more melodious than Spanish.
I feel that I can not reflect on some impressions only through one of both languages. Therefore, in order to get the full view, I decided to write in English and in Spanish.
What is the main focus of the blog?
Paulina on the Road is about outdoor and sustainable travel: enjoy the great outdoors in a fun way like hiking, sailing or cycling.
The main focus of Paulina on the road lays in sustainable and outdoor travel like hiking, boating or cycling.
For me, it is the way of traveling that will allow you to (re)connect with your surroundings and its people. Traveling slow goes back to the roots when traveling still was a way of cultural exchange.
This blog is focused on less-known destinations and it does not pretend to be a complete guide of the introduced destinations! I prefer to leave this task to the professionals.
May this scrapbook be an inspiration and an invitation to discover these hidden travel gems by yourself!
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