I'm soooo happy you find it here.
Welcome, welcome ^^
I'm not very good at self introduction but I'll try.
I'm Joy (AKA Mangoish🥭), born in China, moved to Belgium for my college studies and have lived here ever since.
I have a background in both IT and tourism. I speak Chinese, English, Dutch and French. But except for Chinese, all other languages are kinda broken. XD
What kind of travel blogger is Joy ?
Recently I'm proud to have my passport fully stamped.
I write about practical info and travel reports for fellow independent travellers.
I DIY trips to all places, from popular spots like Salar de Uyuni, to less travelled hidden gems.
I'm specialised in budget travels, but not really a hardcore backpacker tho. I do enjoy nice resorts sometimes too, if I go to such (not very often tho), you can expect "influencer" kinda posts with me posing 1001 photos.
I love to share my travels in real time .
Travelling for the sake of travelling and seeing as much of this kaleidoscope of a world we all live in is about the only reason most of us ever need to travel.
Is Joy a vlogger?
I started vlogging a year ago. Although I still think I'm too shy to be a vlogger, most of my vlogs are actually done in public. This sounds odd but I feel more confident vlogging in public than e.g simply joining a group conversation.
No good editing and filming skills, but I'm vlogging my travel stories. I'm shooting with Canon SX740, thinking about upgrading to Sony a6400.
Life besides Travelling
Currently I'm travelling 4-5 months a year, trying to make it 6 months. My main base is still Belgium, I'm around mainly during the relatively warmer months (Belgian summer, why are you so short?)
I want this blog not a "travel only" blog, I'm sharing my interesting or dull life here as well, also my rambling on whatever interests me. I love coffee, food, festivals, etc.
More to come
Stay tuned 🙂