About Me

Enlightened Musings of a Tattooed Wanderer

What Type of Blog Is This?

Good Question! I have no idea. I usually write about travelling and life.

This is my little space on the interweb. I share information about the places I visit, the things I experience and, most importantly how I grow as a person because of all my wonderful travels and adulting. This blog is about the mistakes I make during that time, the lessons I learn and how I grow as a person because of it. My written thoughts of what it is I see, of what it is I experience.

A South African perspective. 

The best form of progression is personal introspection!


Prague February 2013

Who Am I?

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.

― Stephen Fry

I’m a South African from Polish descent; teaching English as Foreign Language at Wits University in Johannesburg.

A person who lives to inspire others.

I paint, I write, I read a lot of epic fantasy, I travel as much as I can.

I do my best to better myself. I am constantly evolving.



Sitting on the steps of one of the pyramids in Cairo December 2014


I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am
John Newton


Little Facts About Me

Name: Aurelia Waliszewska

Nationality: Polish South African

Born and Raised: The Vale, Johannesburg, South Africa

Birthday: 5 March 1990

Countries visited so far: 23

Countries I’ve lived in: 4 – South Africa, Poland, Spain, England

Currently living in: Joburg, SA

When I started travelling: September 2012

Tattoos: About 18

The Dream: To inspire

Languages: English and I can dabble in Spanish, Polish and Afrikaans

Skill Set: Delayed smart comebacks, counting to ten in Chinese, colouring in, standing on my head, procrastination

Interests: the 3 T’s: Teaching, Tattoos and Travelling


Sitting on a ledge overlooking the view of Petra in Jordan New Year’s Eve 2014

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