About Me

travel addict

When I was fourteen, I went on the school ski trip to Austria and realised that the bus drivers were being paid to be on holiday. I didn’t want to be a bus driver, but I knew I wanted to travel or work abroad for my job.
cathedral square moscowI went on every school trip offered to us, saving all of my tomato picking wages to pay for them. I studied in the UK but I did my internship year in Spain and Germany. I graduated university and decided to take a gap year before starting work; I travelled/studied/volunteered in Central America, worked a ski season in Austria and then became an English teacher in Russia. Three years later, I’m still on my gap year; living in Moscow, and usually travelling during the winter and summer holidays.
Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 02.42.18I write this blog to save as many of my travel memories as I can, and so my family and friends can read about what I have been doing, if they so wish! Reading it back, I often can’t believe I’ve been to so many cool places.

I named it Dream, Explore, Love, as it’s the process I go through on every trip I take.

I often rely on other people’s blogs when I’m dreaming a trip, so I try to include practical information to help other travellers who are also in the same situation.



4 responses to “About Me

  1. Dear goneinternational,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Novosibirsk, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  2. Добрый вечер, Alice!

    У замечательный блог. Мне очень приятно читать ваши статьи про Россию.
    Я веду блог про различие англичан и русских, и разоблачаю стереотипы.
    Я хотела бы Вас попросить написать для меня короткий guest post, если у Вас будет такая возможность, на тему “Если русский человек любить – то он любит всем сердцем, а если он ненавидит – то ненавидит всем сердцем!”
    Если Вас это интересует, я буду очень рада. Так же могу предложить написать что-то и для Вас, если Вам это интересно 🙂

    Кристина х

  3. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.

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