I am an expat woman currently living in Jordan. When I was 17 I moved to Denmark for a year. If there was a time in my life when my future lifestyle would be defined, it was then. Needless to say, I didn't know where I would end up living, but I knew that I wanted to be surrounded by interesting people from different cultures, that I wanted to travel and that I wanted to have good friends.
When I married and left my job behind and all that was familiar to me, I had to get to know myself again. Who was Diana without the job, the friends, the busy schedule? I also had to find new ways to keep busy, feel productive and connect with new people. It has been a journey and it is both familiar and different every time we move from one country to the next. It hasn't always been easy, but bringing my passions with me and the spiritual practices I've learned through life's journey have indeed helped.
Some may argue that it is difficult maintaining long-lasting friendships when you're an expat. And although it might be true for some, I can also say that after living in five countries so far, I have close ties with people in each one of those places. Some of these connections date back to those teenage years.
My passion is animal welfare, photography, creativity and travel, but my background is in neither of those areas. In fact, I studied international relations and law. After moving to Nepal (our first post), I decided to spend my time cultivating those passions, one of them being helping captive elephants. I also started an online business to help raise funds for them and just recently, I felt confident enough to start this blog. Cooking delicious vegan food and sharing it with friends as well as capturing fascinating moments through my lens are also things I regularly enjoy.
Those who know me would use three words to define me: spiritual, vegan, tea lover. If you'd like to know more about the person behind the blog, this podcast featured my story and how the love for elephants gave me a new purpose. You can also follow my journeys and adventures here.
Thank you for being here. I would love to connect!