After university I spent two years working in Japan, where I saved a ton of money but also felt pretty miserable about my life, which led to me buying a giant backpack and spending several years traveling.
Eventually I found a place to call home and have now settled in the mountains of Norway. I blog about life as an expat in Norway, as well as my continued travels around the world. My aim is to find a balance between my eagerness to see ALL the places, and my newfound desire to build a permanent home somewhere.
I believe that it’s totally possible to continue to reap the benefits of long term travel even when traveling on shorter trips with bigger budgets – and I’m sharing everything I discover about how to do it!
But who am I?
I’m Silvia. I’m from Worcester, MA USA, but I like to tell people I’m from Norway (I’m a dual US and Norwegian citizen).
Oh and I’ve also fallen in love with a boy, of course. Dan is from England but we met in Thailand, though the actual falling in love happened in Laos.
In January 2015 we both decided to leave Asia and for 6 months we traveled overland to a new home in Europe. We passed through places like Burma, China, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia in winter, yup!), the Baltics, and finally the Balkans.
And then we decided to make a home in Norway! We’re still here, currently living in a log cabin high up in the mountains in Rauland, Telemark. But travel continues to play a huge role in my life, and I continue to write about my adventures in Norway and abroad, as well as more thoughtful pieces about travel in general (you know, the blog posts with all the feels).
I will eat anything and probably enjoy it. I may have weakened taste buds or something.
I tap dance when I’m nervous, much to the amusement of many an armed border guard.
I don’t feel super comfortable writing about myself so… I’m tap dancing right now.
I’ve lived in seven countries and visited over 70 countries on five continents.
When I told my grandmother this she was all “that’s all? Not even a hundred?”
I come from a family of travelers. Probably because I’m from Norway.
And this is me in Japan!
Okay fine, that was me in Japan when I was six, but I was so much cuter back then!
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