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.
People often ask me how I choose my next destination. “I don’t”, I answer them, “it chooses me”.