Everybody asks: “Where are you from?”
This question is hard to answer for me.
I moved to China when I was 22. Mostly out of curiosity. I did not know anything about China, except warnings from friends that people over there “eat dogs”.
After more than 4 years in Beijing, I left the city of smog on my bicycle to travel Asia.
One year later I decided to settle in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
After one year in Java, I bought an old farm house back in Romania, in the beautiful Banat Highlands. Lived there for 6 years, cutting wood to heat myself in the winter and getting online with a satellite connection.
While this lifestyle was amazing, I decided life is too short to waste it burning wood, so I decided to travel to Bali for the winters.
But then 2020 happened and my plan to spend 2 months in Bali turned into one year.
I am mostly location-independent, but I like to stay in one place for a long time. I don’t like the concept of “digital nomad”.
So, where I am from? Romania, China, Java, Bali, and countless other places that have influenced me over time.