Angela Corrias

After living the first 25 years of her life in Italy, between Sardinia (her hometown) and Rome, she decided to spend six months in Dublin, Ireland. After seven years, she’s still on the road, alternating periods at home, expat life and travel, immersing in foreign cultures and updating her blog from wherever she finds herslef.

You can work pretty much where you want to – on the road, do you find it hard to work or do you just have fun and work when you come back home?

I find it most inspirational working from different places. When I spend long periods at home, after a while I realise I need a change in order to have a fresh mind again. I can work anywhere - I loved writing at the feet of the Indian Himalayas last year or swinging on a hammock a couple of weeks ago in Brazil. However, in the actual moment of travel meant as proper transfer, I like to devote such time to reading and eventually taking some notes on my notepad (pen and paper!).

Do you feel many people are envious of your lifestyle?

Actually, unlike at the very beginning of my nomadic life, I've been finding more and more people wondering why I like traveling so much. Someone once asked me why on earth would someone want to do what I do? This, obviously, neither put me off nor offended me. We all have our preferences, and we should follow them, not other people's. There are many people who don't like to travel, and although I'm convinced everyone should visit foreign countries, meet new cultures and even experience living abroad for a while, personal freedom is always the most important thing.

In which countries have people recognised you, even when you thought nobody would?

I rarely post photos of myself, so people can hardly recognise me. It's happened to me that someone already knew my name, probably due to some articles I wrote for other publications or through word-of-mouth.

Which three items would you never travel without?

My camera, my ebook reader and my laptop. I can't work without them, so they are an essential component of my trips, and my ebook reader, containing hundreds of books, is a perfect companion when I travel solo.

Are there any specific souvenirs or other things you collect from the places you go to?

I like traveling light, but also buying some of the most representative pieces of local art or handicraft. I always try to buy small things, but I never leave a place without some handmade piece of jewellery, ornament, typical cultural object, local natural product or even food.

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