Hi! I’m Giang, pronounced as ‘Zan’. I’m a Vietnamese girl who was born in Hungary and spent her life in Budapest, but heavily influenced by Vietnamese culture. So far I speak Vietnamese, Hungarian, English, French and currently I am learning Korean.
As you see, I am a girl with two homelands. At first it caused me a problem, because I didn’t know where my root was. I am not Vietnamese, because I have never lived there, but I am also not Hungarian, because my blood is full Asian. When I realized this, I was totally depressed, I didn’t know where I belong to, where my home was.
Later I realized, this is the best thing that life could ever give me. I can say, if I don’t have home, then it doesn’t matter where I live, or if I say I have two homes, then I can also have a third one or more. Moreover I know how it feels not to be understood due to different cultural background. And this is the beginning of the thought of travelling, seeing the world as well as exploring and understanding different cultures.
Why do I start the travel blog?
I have been travelling for more than 5 years now. Everytime I visit a new country, meet new people, and learn about a new culture, I realize that even though we have a lot of difference, there is still one thing that is common. All of us in the world want to live a life that make ourselves and our surroundings happy. With that I realized we have much more in common than we think. It’s just we express it differently as our culture is different.
My dream is travelling the world and share all of my knowledge about each culture and experience to people so to help them understand the other person with different cultural background.
The aim of this blog is to share each countries’ characteristic cultural trait to bring people closer. Only when we understand each other, then we can create a peaceful world where there is no discrimination, only compassion.
What can you gain from my blog?
Sure, you are here to get some travelling tips and advices. Since I grew up in two cultures, I see things differently. Therefore on my blog, I will share not only touristic places but a lot of interesting experience as well as particular cultural traits that I have seen during my journey.
So when you travel to a country with a totally different culture (like Asia) then you can prepare yourself how to behave there, what to pay attention to. Moreover, when you meet foreign people, you will understand their behaviour more and know how to talk to them.
You can find the following topics on my blog posts:
- Challenges during travelling
- Thing you can expect when you travel alone
- Budget of the trips
- Things you can expect when you are in each country
- Mindset of the people growing up with two culture
- Cultural differences
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