Who is Ilze?
My name is Ilze and I am a girl from Latvia. I was born in Ventspils, but I has been living in Riga, capital city of Latvia, for the last 10 years.
I was living a normal life – had a job, was working 5 days per week, 8h per day, from 8 AM to 5 PM, vacation 30 days per year, I was renting my apartment, etc. Sounds very familiar, right? But then my life changed.
I met traveler Pablo. He “forced” me to quit my job, leave my apartment and my life in Riga, put my belongings in one backpack and join him to travel around the world. We are a couple now.
We started to travel together on June 2011. We were hitchhiking in Europe, we went to Africa and then to SA Asia. We are still travelling around with our backpacks, without any concrete plan; we hitchhike, we couchsurf, we are discovering and exploring the world.
I have never regretted that I left the “normal way of life” I was living before travelling. I always had this adventure spirit and, now, I really enjoy the nomad way of life that has become as a strong addiction to me. You should try it! It gives you that incredible feeling of freedom.
You have your backpack and you are always ready to move whenever you want. The world is yours and the only thing you have to do is just to enjoy new places, new cultures and people, nature, food; and experience a lot of new things that you never thought you will ever do.