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Who am I?

Welcome to Ninoshka Travels! My name is Ninoshka, I'm a recent digital media graduate in my 20s from Toronto and like many of you, I fell in love with travel! So far, I have travelled up to 14 countries and my goal is to explore as many countries as I can over the next decade.

A few years ago, when I was 17, I took my first backpacking trip to Europe with my sister and a few friends. From there, I was hooked on the adventure, meeting new people and new experiences. We travelled with packs bigger than we needed and overpacked only to pay the price later on our backs. I remember coming home after that trip, hungry to keep exploring. From there, I just kept going and couldn't stop. I hopped on planes to Australia, New Zealand, India and more! I'd save up my money and explore every place of the world whenever I could. I'd spend hours researching the perfect travel plans and backpacking tips and count down the days till I could hop on a plane again.

Over the years, I've learned a few things from being stranded in a rainstorm in Bali to hitchhiking in the Cook Islands and want to share my experiences with others who can learn from my sticky situations or incredible experiences.

I started to notice that the people around me were curious about how I was able to travel so much while still in school or ask for tips on travel and photography. I realized that I could share what I know to help others plan their next travel adventure. Unfortunately, as we now live in a pandemic, it's difficult to travel during this time. But that doesn't mean we stop learning, finding new experiences and meeting new people. With this blog, I'm excited to find travel junkies just like you to connect with and learn from as well.

So, stay tuned and let's start chatting: What's your favourite place you've visited? What are you looking forward to seeing on this blog? Leave a comment below!


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