My name is Anita Hendrieka and I am currently 24 years old. I’m from the beautiful Aotearoa (New Zealand). At 17 I moved out of home to follow my passion of designing. I studied Interior design for a year and grabbed a diploma. At 19 I got bored of the 9-5 work life and wanted something new and exciting to sink my teeth into. That is when I decided to buy a one-way ticket to the UK and get myself a working holiday visa. My original plan was to only stay for a year, but I stayed for the full two years (that my visa allowed) and travelled in my spare time meeting a bunch of new and interesting people that have taught me some important lessons in my life. It’s given me a complete brand new positive perspective on everything and I wanted to share everything with you on this blog.
I started blogging in 2011, being inspired by the blogger Gala Darling. Originally my blog was a D.I.Y and lifestyle, but after being bored of writing that kind of content I decided to switch to a travel blog when I moved to England. I always have loved creative projects and I feel that blogging really challenges me to work towards something and gives me deadlines to meet. I spent a lot of time rebranding Anita Hendrieka, which officially opened for business in January the 22nd, 2015.
Currently, I am living in Albania and making the most of the sunshine whilst on my laptop with a beautiful view of the sea. My aim is to tarnish misconceptions on certain destinations and tell you my stories and opinions but also give you my advice to be the best traveller you can be. I want to inspire you to get out there and travel and prove that anyone can do it, it’s not only a dream.
My aim is to tarnish misconceptions on certain destinations and tell you my stories and opinions, but also give you my advice to be the best traveller you can be. I want to inspire you to get out there and travel, and prove that anyone can do it, it’s not only a dream.
“It is better to travel well than to arrive” -Buddha