Hola! I am Pauline, 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 & Barcelona), I decided it was about time to settle down. But before getting "serious" I wanted to do something crazy. That's how I ended up boat hitch-hiking from Canary Islands to Cape Verde and finally across the Atlantic to Barbados.
Now I'm glad to be back in peaceful and multiculti Luxembourg and start from scratch. Again. But I'm pretty sure the moment will come when I just can't resist these ravishing travel nerves anymore. Those that lead me to discover the hidden jewels of our planet!
Why a blog? I started this blog after realizing that I was forgetting the names of sights I visited or food I ate during my travels. How's 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 don't know... This travel scrapbook should countervail chronic oblivion and present, along the way, hidden travel destinations.
Why a blog in English & Spanish? To reach more readers? Maybe, but not only! I always enjoyed writing and I am fascinated by the unequal expressiveness of foreign languages. To my mind, there is no language is more limpid than English and no language more melodious than Spanish! I feel that I can reflect some impressions only through one of both languages. In order to get the full view, I decided to write in English and in Spanish...
Emphasis of the Blog: This blog is focused on less known destinations and it doesn't 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!
The maim focus of Paulina on the road lays on eco-friendly and slow travelling like hiking, boating or cycling. For me, it's the way of travelling that will allow you to (re-)connect to your surroundings and its people. Travelling slow goes back to the origins when traveling still was a way of cultural exchange.