I love to travel more than anything in the world. Not only do it because of the mental stimulation, but I also crave the rich and varied experiences that travel has to offer. I am a free thinker, have a very open mind and if I could, I would be a gypsy for sure. Maybe because it’s in my blood. After all; I have roots in seven different countries anyway. And on top of that, I have a Turkish partner, who I met in Istanbul.
My wanderlust will never be satisfied and therefore my list of countries that I want to visit is only growing. I am not a crowd follower but like to be unique and rebellious. The world is so beautiful and has so much to offer! Travel is life-changing and makes everybody a better human, in every kind of way. It’s a perfect way to escape and reflect on your daily life, 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. And as a result of all those experiences, all those beautiful moments, and all those special stories you hear, you will change forever.
My name is Nena and I am the travel blogger behind Bohalista. I am a wanderer, a dreamer, and also a little bit crazy. Okay, just to clarify: I am totally nuts. Some may even wonder if I am from another planet, but no worries. My personality can best be described as complex. However, I would call it unpredictability myself. That’s because I am a free spirit and therefore I don’t like to be limited or constrained. Dull repetitive routines bore me to death and I also hate the idea of just doing the same thing every single day. My interests are very diverse as well.
I have a rebellious side and also a big imagination. However, I am better at dreaming up ideas rather than putting them into practice. I love to discuss politics and for example humanitarian principles. But I also have a love for fashion, skincare, and anything interior-related. Life is just better with music and I certainly could not live without it. Further, I am a sponge for new knowledge and always on the hunt for new ideas. Wickedly sarcastic also suits me very well, something that comes so naturally that I don’t even realize it half the time.
ABOUT THE OCEAN
I have lived in Italy, Turkey, and Bulgaria. But now I am based in the Netherlands; the country where I am made in 1989. However, it might be my biggest wish to live on an island. That is because I am in love with the ocean. There is just nothing else that can make me happier than the feeling of sand between my toes, sun on my nose, salt in my hair, and a little breeze in the air. It’s because the ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul in short. But above all, I feel comfortable and my purest self at sea. It is part of my identity and it is part of my answer to the question ’where I belong to’.
That’s because childhood is when the basic elements of our identity are put into the place; who are we and where we belong to. For example, the sea was strongly present in my youth, so as well in the countries, I have lived as an expat. I just have always lived near the water. And as a result, I would immediately answer ‘somewhere on a beach’ if someone would ask me my favorite place on earth. As a result, you can imagine I am having serious troubles handling all the rain and the dark cold winters in the Netherlands. I think that I am just not made for it and therefore I will hopefully be moving abroad someday again. But this time it might be to an island for real.
ENJOY EVERY BIT OF ALL THE LITTLE MOMENTS IN LIFe
FOR ONE DAY YOU’LL LOOK BACK AND REALIZE THEY WERE ACTUALLY THE BIG ONES