“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.”
My name is Kristina and I’m a 20 something university student living in Vienna, yet constantly dreaming of far away places and planning my next adventure.
I study International Development and History at the University of Vienna and have, naturally, no idea what to do later on. I know I should probably stress about this but to be quite honest, I don’t worry too much about it. Great things have the tendency to happen when you least expect them to anyways. So I will continue to work hard, be kind, and trudge on through this incredible journey I get to call my life and while I’m busy doing that, I’ll embrace everything that comes my way.
I like walking bare feet and I love to discover new bands and artists. I laugh. Often, loud and with my entire body. I think tea and coffee are to be enjoyed sip by sip, books are to be read until the early morning hours and rainy days are a good excuse to stay in bed even though there are a thousand things to do. I like fresh bread, good cheese, a nice glass of wine and I try to find pleasure in the simple things.
Travel is one of my greatest passions. There is nothing that excited me more than exploring new places and getting to know distant cultures. I’m so thankful and glad for the opportunities I’ve been given in my life so far. Traveling broadens the mind, it makes you aware and it pushes you out of your comfort zone – something I think everyone needs every now and then to feel alive : )
This blog is a collection of pictures, thoughts, and stories that happened to me along the way as well as the occasional recipe thrown into the mix. Life’s definitely too short to focus on just one thing – the world has so much to offer, why should I limit myself?
“Adventure is a path.
Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it.
Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness.
In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both.
This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
– Mark Jenkins