Hi there! My name is Mateja. This is me on these pages, my adventurous side.
While I grew up and lived most of my life in beautiful Slovenia, I then moved a couple of times to now living in equally beautiful New Zealand. It’s not hard to find adventures down here, being surrounded by amazing landscapes and ever-changing skies.
I am hooked on traveling, exploring and moving through this life with mindful gratitude. I guess there’s no way back for me now as my bucket list only ever grows bigger and bigger. I fervently hope to spark that same enthusiasm for travel in you!
Thank you for stopping by and reading about my travel and adventure stories as well as my travel tips.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
(Sir Edmund Hillary)
My Current Top 10 Travel Bucket List
Trek to Machu Pichu.
Experience Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni).
See the Northern Lights & cruising Alaska.
Climb Triglav and other Slovenian mountains.
Go on a safari in South Africa.
Go on a Virgin Galactic space flight.
Backpacking in the Outback – Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Northern Territory. Explore Sardinia.
10 Random Facts About Me
Summertime before anything else. Even better if there is an ocean nearby.
I can be bribed with ice cream.
My superpower? BS detection! (unconfirmed)
Water is my preferred choice of drink. I’m a cheap date.
I drive a stick and never want to switch to automatic.
In my experience talking about sh*t always turns out to be one of the most interesting and engaging conversation topics.
The most annoying thing about me would probably be my smart-ass-ness.
The most lovable thing about me would probably be my empathy.
I love accents. Irish especially makes me happy.
Yes, I sing in a shower. And when driving a car. Loud.