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My name is Marta Jadwiga Wiejak and I’m trying to make sense of the world. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to travel. In a myriad of ideas for life, this has always been the only recurring motif. The insatiable curiosity has led me to study Russian in Scotland. I lived in Perm in the Ural mountains for one full academic year and, upon the return to Scotland and graduation, I realised that I had no idea what I wanted to do next – except travelling.
Three months later I found myself in Moscow, the capital of an empire, a setting and a character of Master and Margarita, one of the best novels ever written and one of the pieces of literature which have influenced me the most. I arrived with a head full of ideas, some of which I have realised, most of which I haven’t. I have, however, started writing about what I heard and saw (continuing the blog I had started in Perm’). You can find the results scattered across this page.
Almost a year and a half later, the Moscow era has drawn to an end. I am just as lost as I had been at its dawn. Instead of desperately attempting to resolve my future conundrum, I have decided to savour the beautiful uncertainty it’s bringing. Following Frida Kahlo and Carlos Fuentes (and my very own appetite for tacos), I’m going to Mexico next with just one plan – no plan. I’m moving out of my comfort zone and opening up for the wonderful surprises life might bring. Stay tuned!
Thank you for popping by my corner of the Internet. I hope you like it here. Feel invited anytime!