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andrea – Austrian expat in Peru * Wanderlust
lima, peru

It´s my last day in paradise (as of today: Ilha de Boipeba) before it’s time say good bye to caipirinhas, tapiocas and açaí. While I am strolling along the island´s deserted white-sand beaches one last time, I am thinking back of the 2 incredible months I got to spend in this overwhelmingly friendly country. My solo journey around […]

Camel jockey for a day in Kenya
October 9, 2016

International Maralal Camel Derby? O que é isso? The friendly Brazilian guy I had just met while hiking Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro was curiously looking at the camel logo of my flashy red T-shirt. It couldn´t help smiling. Just a few weeks ago in Nairobi I had had the exact same reaction when another backpacker first […]

School books for Malawian children
August 17, 2016

Chilaweni is a charming community in Southern Malawi where people share the same values, greet each other walking along the dirt roads, and go to African or Christian church on Sunday. However, for many residents everyday life is a struggle: houses are cut off from electricity and running water; charcoal is a luxury and people cook […]

Finally in Lima, I am enjoying a “Libanes sanguch” in a modern café in Miraflores, the neighborhood-to-be in Peru´s capital. It´s lunch time and the place is packed. Everyone around me gestures hectically and is dressed nicely, I am glad I changed from my pyjama pants into my jeans before leaving the 21h bus from Cusco. While […]

It felt good to have Alejandra here and travel with her around Machu Picchu and Cusco. My friend came by all the way from Mexico and not only did she bring new laptop along with her but also lots of laughter and good energy. Our 5 days of girl chat and climbing hundreds of Inca stairs […]

From Chile to Bolivia
April 19, 2016

There are two ways to cross the border from Chile to Bolivia on land. One leads past stunning landscape, volcanos, geysers, lagoons, and wildlife; the other one might turn your trip into a nightmare. I tried them both. Are you scared? I had just gotten off the phone with Antonio, the Chilean friend I had […]

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About me

Hi there! My name is Andrea and I have carried the wanderlust inside ever since I remember.

Growing up in Austria in a small town and studying in an even smaller one, it wasn´t until a student job in Berlin that I realized there was more to life than Wiener Schnitzel & Weizenbier. Immediately after college, I lost my heart to the beautiful Barcelona that I considered my home for the following 10 years. While building a career in IT & project management, I never stood still and enjoyed traveling once a month.

In 2015 I sold everything that did not fit in my backpack and took off to travel the world. For almost 2 years I enjoyed having the time of my life, exploring the remotest places on earth on my own and doing development work to make a difference in Africa.

1.5 times around the world and 5 continents later, I decided to say good-bye to nomadic life and start my next adventure, expat life in Peru.

I hope to be inspired & to inspire the people around me to pursue their dreams.

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

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