Meet Janaline

I am addicted to travelling and seeing the world, I think I was born with the travel bug.  You could say it’s a curse, because the adventure of travel is all I ever think about. 

I got to have a Cormorant on my arm!!!

 I have been travelling and working my way around the world for more than a decade now and have had some amazing experiences along the way. When you live in a country you get to experience it from a different view than that of the ordinary tourist, I think it’s the people of the country and the little crazy everyday things that keep it interesting. Someone elses normal becomes my extraordinary.

Me in front of the East Glorius Gates we just walked through to enter the Forbidden City.
Me in front of the East Glorius Gates we just walked through to enter the Forbidden City.

In September 2018 I moved to Shanghai, China where I am currently living. I have fallen in love with the city Shanghai, the people, the culture and the food and have decided to stay a while longer. On this site I am sharing a bit of my life while living in China.

the Leshan Giant Buddha
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  1. Hi Janaline!

    Dankie vir al die ondersteuning by OMBH!

    OK, thought I’d sneak in a bit of Die Taal… just so you see I’m not a bot!
    I love calling around to your blog and wonder – have you seen the Saffer Worldwide website and magazine we’ve got up and running? Here’s a link to last month’s magazine…

    I would love it if you feel like contributing content – a (monthly) story and a few photos would be great! I have found that some of my blogging friends see this as an opportunity to get their articles/ posts seen on a different platform – and they enjoy the participation. You are also in a unique position to be in China… so, people would love to see your content!

    Please consider joining our fun!

    Vossie aka AJ Vosse – my pen name!


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