Hello and welcome!
Do you travel mostly through your taste buds as well? Good, because you have come to the right place.
Growing up in San Francisco, surrounded by a diverse culinary landscape, food has always been the main way for me to understand and connect to a culture. As I got older, and began to travel abroad, I realized how much this approach has stayed true.
Small World This Is was created as a place to share these delicious intercultural instances that happen both back home for me now in the San Francisco Bay Area, and when I travel.
Curious to know more about the girl behind the blog? Here’s a highlight reel of how I got to where I am today.
I caught the travel bug early on with family road trips around Northern California, but it wasn’t until I studied abroad in Krakow, Poland that I found how transformative and delicious travel truly was. Poland quickly became a second home and when I returned back to the US, I constantly craved pierogi, and found ways to work Polish words into my everyday vocabulary.
I moved home and decided to enroll in nursing school. It didn’t take long for me to realize this was not where I wanted to be.
Then I met a boy. A Turkish boy to be exact. I saved my money and moved to Izmir, Turkey to teach English. I returned to the U.S. with a soft spot for kofte and lazy summer nights filled with raki and good company.
After coming back, I started working in International Education, and in my free time I began to share my travels with my family and friends through blogging. Thus Small World This Is was born.
Through I enjoyed International Education, I knew my true love was writing. And so I took the plunge to become a freelance writer.
After a successful year of freelance writing, I knew this was right where I needed to be. I currently write for several publications, specializing in travel, food and culture. To learn more check out my writing page [link to freelance writing page].
Glad you’re here and cheers to many delicious meals near and far!