About Me and You

About Me and You

Heya! There are two reasons why you’re on this page. You either like my writing or you want me to write for you! Well, you came to the right place. This page is all about me and you and what can we do for each other.

But first, let me introduce myself. I am Ivana Hanjs and I am the author behind Stories Behind Travels. 💻📸

Ivana Hanjs on Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland

I am a “farang” on a 5 AM train in the middle of rural Thailand. I am that “chica” writing and sipping tea in the lobby of a busy Colombian brothel. I am “loca” eating an ice cream in Pablos’s ex-favela. Some people search their whole lives to find what I found in endless bus rides across Vietnam and perky cafes of Istanbul. I found my calling – STORYTELLING.

I am happy to miss the main attractions if I can have coffee with a local and later write about it. I will skip the restaurants if I can have a glimpse into someone’s kitchen. That’s where everything I travel for is – the anecdotes, folk tales, romances. I travel for stories.

I am a full-time worker and a part-time adventurer with a master-degree in journalism in my pocket. Born in Croatia. Based in Ireland. When I feel that it’s time to go, I and my red McKinley go. Too much of planning doesn’t lead to adventures.

I travel to document daily lives of others, as well as my own personal growth and travel experience.

Some of the most memorable moments:

  •  Swimming with the glowing plankton
  • Traditional Thai bbq in Thai jungle
  • A day in a favela in Medellin
  • Snorkeling on Maya beach on Phi Phi
  • Living in a treehouse
  • Jogging around Hoem lake in Hanoi
  • Living on paradise islands
  • Coffee plantation in Colombia
  • Tasting wine in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Dancing salsa in the world capital of salsa
  • African sunsets, Morocco
  • War Museum in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

If you like what you see, you found your writer GET IN TOUCH.



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