Hi! I’m Geri.
The founder and writer of When Woman Travels. The blog I created in 2013 to help women travel and provoke them to question and learn from their experiences.
I first left my homeland Bulgaria in 2003, travelling and living as an expat in Ethiopia. This was followed by Romania and Ukraine, where I stayed respectively for four months and two years. Since then, I have visited many countries and now live in Australia. This is the story of how I met my husband and why I moved to Down Under.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to travel and explore the world. People who know me from my infant years talk about how I dreamed to travel even at that young age. It must be so ingrained in me that I even don’t think about it. It’s just how I am. Always have been.
Why I Started When Woman Travels blog
When I was living as an expat, I was coming back home to Bulgaria every three or so months. My friends, who didn’t have the chance to travel that much, always asked me about the new destination I have visited recently. After a while, you know, you start to forget details, anecdotes and practical bits of advice you might have. So, I thought more people will make use of my knowledge if I put it all together and they can access it whenever they need.
Besides, many women back then still had a fear of travelling alone. I wanted my girlfriends to feel more confident in their ability to travel on their own.
I believe that every woman has the power to create a better world with her gentle power. Travel is one of the things that can help her do that!
What You Will Read About on This Female Travel Blog
My aim is to create meaningful, thought-provoking writing that will do more than just list the best places for solo travel or tell you how you need to pack your bag. (Well, there might be some of those among my blog posts but in the future, I won’t shy away to share my opinion on places, policies and the world in general. As I said in my Travel Articles via Email – Yes, I’m Quitting the ‘Social’ Media article, I want to create deeper, more meaningful content.
Aside from the journalistic and opinion pieces, my goal is to write more about real women and their inspiring lives and experiences (as I did in Going Expat – Why Women Chose to Work and Live Abroad?). Because we all learn better from each other’s success or mistakes!
I’m going to write about coffee, afternoon tea, architectural styles around the world, magical gardens and oddities of places or country; the way I see them. My passion and knowledge of coffee started in Ethiopia, and love for design and architecture always has been the way I see the world.
Let’s continue the conversation via email. Register here and I will send you new travel articles, travel photos, questions, suggestions and more ONLY when I have something meaningful to say.
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