One of the temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Grounded in the logic of numbers, lost in the beauty of words and on a mission to find her hakuna matata.
Hi 🙂 I’m Andrea, the human behind the blog.
When I was 17 years old, I started blogging because I wanted to be a food&travel blogger and to write about my adventures around the world. 6 years later, I still love food culture and travelling, but I want to use the power of the internet to do more than to run a website that is all about me. So welcome to She Roams the World, a platform where I document my adventures around the world through the people I meet, the cuisines I’ve tried and the experiences I’ve had.
Why She Roams the World?
To me, exploring is best done on foot… hence “She Roams the World”.
I love stories and I love reading, so I figured this would be a good way to share the stories that have enriched my life in so many different ways. Some themes you can expect to see include the following:
Food & Culture
I’ve always been a foodie, or at least since I was 12 years old. I love reading food literature and visiting bustling markets (farmers markets, wet markets, grocery stores, specialty stores… everything!) I also love talking to cooks, farmers and foodies because there’s always so much to learn. Food is (almost) always better when shared with others, and I believe in the beauty of building a community over a communal meal. Communities define culture and I find myself fascinated by the who-what-when-where-how’s of every culture and their cuisines. As I share what I learn from my gastronomic adventures, I hope that you too may be as intrigued by the nuances of each culture and their food.
Particular areas of interest would include Farm-to-Table, WWOOFing, Food Sustainability, Cooking, Food Culture & Heritage.
I’ve been immensely blessed to grow up in the family I’m in and the kind of lifestyle I have. But I know that there are many more people out there who need help, and I can’t turn a blind eye to their lives that are often hidden from the prosperous side of society. I’m passionate about creating or at least making a small contribution to positive social change. I’m passionate about several social causes and hope to use She Roams the World as a platform to raise awareness about these areas and hopefully inspire a growing social impact/action from the community in future.
Some of the social causes include Mental Health, Hunger, Poverty and Homelessness. I also hope to raise awareness about exisitng social enterprises so that more consumers will support their businesses and allow them to continue to create positive social change.
I don’t always travel but when I do, I aim to offer a different perspective to #wanderlust or just traveling for an escape. Traveling is a huge privilege, and it would be a waste if we don’t go with the mindset to learn and to create positive change. I’m here to learn from shared experiences and to share what I’ve learnt. No matter where I am or what I do, I can guarantee two things: It will be weird and it will be wonderful.
So thank you for being curious enough to read the “About Me” page and I welcome you to join me as I document stories of the people, advocate for social causes and write about food culture in between attempts to balance work and play!