Who is this Writer on the Move?

Hola chicas y chicos!

My name is Mirva, I’m a US-educated globetrotting journalist from Finland. The cosmopolitan city of New York was my home for a good part of the last decade and is also where I earned my master’s degree in 2009. I am a graduate of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where I specialized in international reporting.

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I can often be found roaming the globe’s remote corners, particularly the tropical ones as I am like a dolphin – happiest in warm waters. Since I was a teenager I’ve spent several months each year traveling to faraway lands, finding out what’s going on in different corners of the world and writing articles to educate others of what I’ve learned. My goal is to have a nice personal memory from every country, as I believe this is the best way to fight xenophobia – the fear of the unknown. Though I have visited more than 80 countries now, there are still many places that draw a blank when I look at the map. So the work continues!

I hope this blog serves as an inspiration to all of you who yearn to see the world and do something different, or at least live your lives a little off the beaten path. Even if you don’t pack up your bags and hit the road, I hope you’ll enjoy the armchair trips. That is what travel writing is all about!


  1. WoW! You are very very inspiring! I pray all your wishes come true. And the one writing to one of the leading Newspaper in the world come true very very soon.


  2. I found your blog very inspiring! Keep up the good work ;).

    Lisäksi terkkuja täältä kylmästä koto-Suomesta. Kivaa lukea suomalaisen toimittajan matkamuisteloja maailmalta!


  3. Dear Mirva,
    I am contacting you from the Nigerian Mission in New York in regards to an article you wrote on “More Women Sit on the UN Security Council, but What Does It Mean?”. I need some urgent information from you on this.
    Please contact me at deborahayis@outlook.com at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you,


  4. I am very proud of you, Mirva! It is nice to read all these stories all around the world in my rocking chair:) Keep up your good job !


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