One day I thought to myself: “Fuck this shit!” and left for Colombia.
Sometimes, too much thinking might not lead you where you want to be. That is the right time to make abrupt decisions, such as taking a year off and moving to another continent to join your summer crush from yet another country you visited.
What’s this blog about?
I created this blog (on a free WordPress platform back then) when I was about to leave for Colombia, in March 2013. Everyone was telling me it was a wrong decision, that I was going to get in trouble, cut in pieces, raped (three times before even leaving the plane), that I was stupid. I refused to listen. Hence the astray in the title. Anyhow, I also refer to the word stray – describing my tumultuous ways of traveling with no guide and no idea about where I´m headed.
Today, this blog has turned into something more than just a diary or a creative outlet: it is a collection of essays, guides, and stories that aim to make your travel experience somewhat more comprehensible. The most recurrent topics are hitchhiking, adventure and urban exploration, however, photography is also an important focus.
The purpose of Girl Astray
is not to convince you to travel. You are better than that – you don´t need me to tell you what you want. However, I do aim at inspiring you to change the angle you look at things and discover places you wouldn´t have thought of visiting.
How to contact me?
I am always happy to hear from my readers! You can get in touch with me easily by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via social media if you prefer. Just don´t write me a message on Twitter, please! 😉 Here you can find out more about ways we can work together.
Join me on my journey!