Posing from the top of La Copa in Tarija

¡Hola! My name is Mariela and I lived abroad for 10 years after leaving my native Irún, in the Spanish Basque Country. After globetrotting extensively – Rome (Italy), Limerick (Ireland), Madrid (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Washington DC (USA), Geneva (Switzerland) and Tarija (Bolivia) – I returned back home. This expat life of mine allowed me to experience a nomadic lifestyle, often having to start from scratch in every new country.

The blog ‘Mariela around the world’ started out as a travel diary to document my journey. It has become a way to compile these memories and share them with my loved ones and the friends I have met along the way, including fellow travelers.

I love writing and sharing my trip adventures, and I truly hope you will find them useful and inspiring when planning your next move. In my posts you will find diverse topics such as my own travel experiences the world exploring endless destinations, foodie recommendations and some other lifestyle stories worth telling.

Welcome and enjoy!

Some fun facts about me

  • As a kid, I dreamed of becoming a diplomat but being an expat is the closest way I’ve found to travel around the world.
  • I love languages! I fluently speak Spanish, French and English. Arabic has been the most challenging one to date. 
  • The most exotic country I’ve visited is Pakistan
  • I’m a big fan of Harry Potter and I’m still waiting to get my letter from Hogwarts.😉 Any other Potterheads out there? 
  • My favorite movie is ‘A night at the opera’ (1935) by the Marx Brothers. I still find it hilariously absurd. 
  • I practiced ballet for 10 years. 
  • I’m a Virgo and I admit I can be an annoying maniac. 
  • I won a writing and calligraphy contest when I was 8!
  • My guilty pleasures include dark chocolate, popcorn and my banana & oatmoal pancakes, not necessarily in that order. 

If you want to get in touch, feel free to contact me. I´d love to hear from you!