Welcome to Restless girl’s world!
My name is Petra. I’m a dreamer, explorer, wanderer, traveler and photographer with R E S T L E S S feet and soul that craves for new adventures, experiences, freedom and wildness.
4 years ago I quit my job and began a journey to find and live my passions. Although I was not an expert traveler or professional photographer, I started to travel around the globe and take photos of all the beauty I find on my way. So far I have visited over 40 countries on 4 continents and have experienced some unforgettable adventures.
My goal now is to explore the world, take everything life has to offer and collect as much memories as possible through the lens of my camera.
Short history about me before I started to travel
I haven’t always been a world traveler. After I finished university I started to work in a financial company. I had great salary, good bosses and perspective career. In short, life most people would be satisfied with. But I wasn’t. I didn’t want to keep working like a robot for someone else’s dream.
I chose a different path. I “sail away from the safe harbor”, quit my job and embrace a life of uncertainty to live my passions and dreams. It wasn’t easy. And it still isn’t. I don’t have permanent work or long-term plans. I don’t know when the next paycheck is coming. And it doesn’t matter any more. I’m free and happy. For the first time in my life I know I’m on a right path although I feel lost sometimes. But it feels good to be lost in the right direction, right?
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” ∼ Jon Krakauer,
About this blog
On this blog I share stories and photos from my adventures around the world. I hope you will enjoy it and share your stories too.
I will be more than happy if I will inspire you to take the biggest adventure you can ever take – to live the life of your dreams! Just trust yourself, take chances and follow your heart! And on your way remember one thing – just smile as much as you can, all day, every day! Nothing else matters!
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About my travels and mission
For me traveling is all about the people. It’s about life and bringing the world closer. Most of my images are showing the people I’ve met during my travels, capturing ‘that special moments’ and emotions I spent and shared with them.
Wherever I go to countries that need our help I try to connect with the local communities to see how we can help them and make their lives better. One of the ways to do that is through volunteering. There are no words to describe the feeling of becoming part of a local community and being able to help amazing people throughout the world. From teaching English to orphans in Tanzania and Madagascar to volunteer photography ‘job’ in Nepal… I have met such a beautiful and positive people who are materially poor but spiritually one of the richest people on the planet! Thank you all for showing me what life is all about!
My goal is to continue to help people around the globe, especially in Africa! I hope that my photos of people contribute to raise awareness of how people live in some of the poorest parts of Africa or Asia. Find out more about my photography project: “People of the World – Help by Photo”.
We all shouldn’t close our eyes to a world that needs our help!