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Enjoying a rickshaw ride in Qufu, China

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! Cześć! Nĭ hăo!

Although I’ve travelled to every corner of the world (apart from Antarctica) and visited 48 countries in my 31 years on this earth—including living, working and studying in 9 cities on 4 continents—I only started writing about my varied experiences and everything they’ve taught me when I moved to a small town in British Columbia, Canada. Although I’ve since moved back to my hometown of Toronto and am no longer a small-town resident, the blog lives on. While I have a multitude of memories to share and countless tips to pass on, I am also humbled by how much I still have to learn and the vast amount of amazing places, landscapes and cultures I have yet to explore.

Even though I’m a professional writer and editor, I never quite followed through with keeping up a proper travel blog while I was abroad, since, well, I got too caught up in . . . travelling. Since at the moment I have more time to reflect and write for pleasure, I figured that it’s better to properly write about my travel adventures now, than never.

This blog is dedicated to my love of travel and all of the amazing experiences it has given me. I hope it inspires worldly exploration. As you’ll notice at the end of some of my posts from 2015, this blog has even allowed me participate in the #HipmunkCityLove project as a blogger ambassador.

Happy travels :)

Ala
alaserafin.com

 

Recommended sites:

Lonely Planet

Hipmunk

Kayak Cheap Flights

Hostelbookers – because they have no booking fees (unlike Hostelworld)

Tripadvisor

Dave’s ESL Cafe – if you’re interested in teaching English abroad

Places I’ve been to *(& lived in):

North America

Canada * (Vancouver, BC; Lake Country, BC; Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC)

Mexico

United States

Central America

Costa Rica

Caribbean

Jamaica

Trinidad and Tobago

South America

Argentina * (Buenos Aires)

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Peru

Uruguay

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Luxemburg

Monaco

Poland * (Warsaw)

Russia

San Marino

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden * (Stockholm)

The Netherlands

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Africa

Botswana

Egypt

Mozambique

Namibia

South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

Asia

Cambodia

China * (Qingdao)

India

Indonesia

Japan

South Korea * (Seoul)

Thailand

Vietnam

Oceania

Australia

* STGT logo © Joanna Durkalec & Alicja Serafin

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow, I’m completely in awe over your travel list! I would be happy to make it to even a quarter of these places someday. Looking forward to reading all about your adventures!

  2. Thanks for the recent visit to (and follow of) my blog. It led me here and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts about the many places you’ve visited (it’s quite a list!) and your travel tips. Great stuff, and I look forward to seeing more.

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