The girl
She is girl (28) named Nena. She is a wanderer, a dreamer, a coffee and wifi addict and a little bit crazy. Okay, I might as well be honest: she is totally nuts. Seriously, plain weird! Some may even wonder if she is from another planet, but no worries. Her personality can best be described as complex, although she would call it unpredictability herself. She gets bored very easily and loves change. Dull repetitive routines bore her to death and she hates the idea of just doing the same thing every single day. Her interests are very diverse as well. She is a skincare junkie, an animal lover and her heart starts to beat faster at anything Chanel. But hey, whose heart does not? She also loves to read and spend her time (nonstop) in bed with films, series, and chocolate. But then again: who does not? She has a rebellious side and a big imagination, loves to discuss politics and humanitarian principles and checks the news at least sixty times a day. Life is just better with music and she could not live without it. She is a sponge for new knowledge and always on the hunt for new ideas. Wickedly sarcastic also suits her very well, something that comes so naturally that she doesn’t even realize it half the time. A bad habit of hers is overthinking things way more than she should. She can be over analyzing things to the point where she feels incredibly stressed and anxious only to realize later that it wasn’t even that big of a deal in the first place. She can be quite emotional without showing it, which might be another bad habit.

Expat
She lived in Italy (her great love) and Turkey, but is now based in Bulgaria. Of course she also spends a lot of her time in the Netherlands, where she is made. But secretly it might be her biggest wish and if only she could, she would be a professional nomad. Maybe because it’s in her blood. After all; she has roots from seven different countries anyway. And on top of that, she has a Turkish partner, who she met with in Istanbul, as well.

Travel

She loves to travel more than anything in the world. She needs it because of the mental stimulation and craves for the rich and varied experiences that travel has to offer. She is a free spirit, has a very open mind and if she could, she would be a gypsy for sure. Her wanderlust will never be satisfied and her list of countries that she wants to visit is only growing. She is not a crowd follower but likes to be unique and rebellious. The world is so beautiful and has so much to offer! Discovering special places, unknown hotspots and hidden gems is what makes her happiest. But a nice, white sandy beach and calm, turquoise ocean with some palm-trees in the back will do too! Travel is life changing in any way and makes everybody a better human, in every kind of way. It’s a perfect way to escape and reflect on your ‘daily life’ while enjoying the sun on that white, sandy beach, but also a way to enrich yourself with lessons you can not learn from books. Because if you travel and discover the world, you learn a lot of new things, meet quite some new people and will become more social, more positive, smarter, stronger, open minded and especially so much richer. Richer in terms of memories and life experiences. Because of all those experiences, all those beautiful moments and all those special stories you hear, they will change you forever.

Food
She is a hungry person that likes to eat about anything. She loves to explore, discover and taste local foods and drinks. Visiting local supermarkets to do some grocery shopping for back home is one of her favorite things to do when she travels. Yet, there are many things she doesn’t like such as mushrooms, Belgian sprouts, eel, herring, sauerkraut, chicken drumsticks, red cabbage, black peas, sausages, snails, oysters and the structure of most kinds of meat. Her favorites are pizza, pasta, fish, anything with or made out of cheese, more pizza, soup, anything Mexican, anything Asian and anything with rice in general. Did I already say that she loves cheese? She loves it very, very much. Most probably because of her Dutch roots. Food not only provides nourishment but simply makes life simply more enjoyable! By the way: she loves pizza almost a much as cheese. And that’s a lot!

Random facts
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying”.

  • Could eat peanut butter with every meal for every single day of her life
  • Is scared of all insects
  • Loses cups of coffee on a regular basis
  • Is a super good swimmer
  • Wants to volunteer in Borneo sometime
  • Loves anything interior related and wish it somehow was her profession