I once read that the journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step, and I thought to myself that this quote truly identifies me. I started travelling around Ecuador early; at the age of five. My grandfather has always been into mountaineering for as long as I can remember, so travelling to different parts of Ecuador to climb or visit a new mountain was something that we used to do often. I remember the first time we went on a family excursion, and from the first moment I was hooked. One of the wonders of mountaineering apart from the thrill and excitement you get at a certain height, is the chance you get to relish the scenic beauty of nature.
I love not only the experience but the thrill of visiting a new place. Getting out of my comfort zone inspires me to taste new flavours, see new places and experience new cultures. Having the opportunity to explore new surroundings and engage with different people and different cultures is by itself rewarding enough. Now as a blogger, having the chance to share new places and meaningful experiences with my audience is one of the things I love about my job
Kirstynn Joseph is a biologist, science communicator, and freelance writer who loves a good adventure, especially if it makes for a great story. She is from Canada and has lived in Ecuador for 5 years. She loves being outside and travels as much as she can, especially to places with great hikes and interesting wildlife. You can follow her adventures on Instagram!