Hi everybody, my name is Nelieta and this is my blog. I am a born and bred South African girl, married to a Russian man and now live in Argentina.

My travelling adventures started when I was a teenager when my parents bought a caravan. We used to go camping a lot over weekends but once a year we took a family vacation to some exotic destination.

At the time I did not like camping. What teenage girl does? My parents liked to go to places where they could rest and I wanted to be surrounded by people. Young people my own age! Today I can understand their reasoning because stress wears you out completely. Thinking back to those days I can still remember clearly how we used to explore every inch of the camping ground…and beyond! I was a little explorer.

Then life takes you on a journey and my life took a different path. I got married and started to build a family and career. But in 2002 my life took yet another turn when I got divorced after 10 years of marriage. Over the years the little explorer inside me was dying a slow death. But all was not lost, she was not dead yet. I promised myself that I was going to see the world and nothing was going to stop me. It was the best decision ever.

My first major trip was to the UK. I can still remember the mixture of fear and excitement when I landed at Heathrow airport. I was totally on my own and it was my first overseas trip. I came back a changed person. The world has opened up and I felt alive again.

I started this travel blog because as you get older you tend to forget small details. I have kept travel journals and it helped me a great deal to discover myself again. It also helped with the healing process.

In 2007 I met my husband Andrey when I back packed in South America.We married that same year in South Africa and then I moved to Argentina.



  1. Cathryn July 11, 2015 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    Awesome post.

    • Nelieta Mishchenko July 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Cathryn!

  2. Florene July 26, 2015 at 1:02 pm -  Reply

    I enjoy your way of writing, good information, many thanks for posting.

    • Nelieta Mishchenko July 27, 2015 at 11:36 am -  Reply

      You are welcome Florene! Thank you for the visit.

  3. Reyes September 20, 2015 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    Hi! I’ve been reading your website for a long time
    now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you
    a shout out from Houston Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good job!

  4. Jacinto September 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    Hey very interesting blog!

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Nelieta Mishchenko

Hostel Owner, Blogger, Photographer, Explorer

Nelieta Mishchenko is the face and voice behind Nelmitravel.com and is currently based in Argentina.Nelieta is always looking for a new adventure and is trying to travel as cost effective as possible.

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