About Me


Hi, my name’s Karina.Karina

When I first invited my friends to follow my travel blog, they asked me what the title meant. It’s a part of the Latin saying “Docendo disco, scribendo cogito“, which means I learn by teaching, think by writing. I believe it’s a good title for my blog because it matches exactly how I feel not only about writing but about every aspect of human experience in general. I’ve noticed that the best way for me to truly understand something is when I try to explain it to others and that I gain a full appreciation of an experience when I try to put it in writing. So that much about the page, welcome and thank you for stopping by.

Who am I?

I’m a clinical psychologist from Bulgaria, a small country in Southeast Europe. I was born and raised here. I’ve been traveling abroad since a very young age. By the time I finished high school I knew I would be studying abroad, and so I did. I returned to my hometown after I graduated from university and started a regular 9-to-5 job (it’s not that hard after all!). The rest of the time I do bellydancing to stay in shape and motorcycling to escape the city life. I’ve always had a passion for both traveling and writing.

Why blogging?

Just like you, I love to discover new places and people, and here I would like to share that passion of mine. It is my belief that traveling is a necessary condition for a healthy lifestyle, and I try my best to do it as often as possible.

I’ve always been jealous of people who have the courage to quit their jobs, sell their belongings and travel the world as freelance travel bloggers. Knowing myself, I will probably never do this, but those people inspire me to create my own spot on the web, where I can share stories about my trips.

How will you benefit?

I hope you find some places of interest here! Feel free to contact me for tips and suggestions on a particular destination. Before I started traveling on my own, relying on advice from people who live or have lived in my destination, I’ve become an expert on mistakes that tourists make, so I’ll be glad to help you avoid them. And remember: the road goes ever on and on…

My work has been featured in several publications, which you can see on the Published Works page.


Professional membership: 

abujet-logoBulgarian association of journalists and travel writers – ABUJET
Association Bulgare des Journalistes et Ecrivains du Tourisme (ABUJET)
Asociación Búlgara de Periodistas y escritores de Turismo