Hey hey hey! My name is Olivia Aten, as well as Nomad, hippie, traveller, whatever you'd like to call me. Liv be great (:
I am from Indonesia, precisely, was born in the jungle of Borneo, West Kalimantan. I moved to Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia for high school and found out that there are something more if we are willing to get out from our comfort zone and explore.
I like to see myself as my own project of trial and error. Been here and there, done this and that, risk big and small. Really, if it wasn't us who use ourselves as our own experimental project, soon, we'll end up being used by others.
I started my journey as a medical student for a year, and nah that was quite a ride and I moved to Malaysia to pursue my degree in Broadcasting as I am in love in writing and documentary filmmaking. Then after awhile, I head north to Bristol to continue studying. There I found my passion in learning language. I learn Spanish, a bit of this and that, and knowing the cultures I have not known and the culture I have been exposed to all over again. I strongly believe, to feel all the feeling in this world, you got to speak the language.
With this, it encouraged me to move to China to learn Mandarin Chinese, and that exposes me to things I have never thought of before. I will tell you how it goes if you read my blog. Now back in my homeland, probably soon will be moving again.
I am aspired to be a travel writer and a documentary movie-maker. I see traveling as taking chances, escaping the ordinary, seeking inspiration, and process to learn and somehow grow up outside the custom.
5 words to describe myself, i guess, independent, full of surprises, bold, ambitious, and daring.
I believe there are so many people out there who are just like me, who love travel. So, don't hesitate to share your travel story with me :)