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.
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!