Hi there! My name is Angie Arenzana, and I am The Constant Foreigner.
I’m originally from Mexico but only lived a small portion of my life in my home country. I’ve lived in 6 countries and visited more than I can recall. I guess you can call me a ‘global nomad’ of sorts.
In 2018 I quit my corporate job in Guanajuato, Mexico, and moved to Cologne, Germany to live and work as an Au Pair. After my time as an Au Pair, I moved back to Mexico to work for a nature conservation organization which I am so passionate about.
Most recently I started working on a ship (pre-COVID19 times), but am currently back home in Mexico as we are all practicing #socialdistancing at the moment. I have no idea what I’ll be doing afterward, but I’m on my way to figuring that out!
I love strong coffee, dogs, all things Disney, craft beer, Asian cuisine, learning languages, and have an insatiable desire for travel. I also love writing, and on my blog, I explore what it means to be a constant foreigner, a traveler, and an expatriate/immigrant.
Why the Constant Foreigner?
Well, for the most part of my life I have felt like an outsider, but I’ve come to embrace this identity. Having grown up all over the world has made me realize that being a foreigner is actually a wonderful thing. As foreigners, we have the responsibility to open our minds and hearts to new places and experiences, and to learn from locals, wherever we go.
And if there’s anything I’ve learned from traveling it’s that the places are not as important as the people.
Why I Blog…
I want to show that female solo travel can and is possible when you are dirt broke, and in fact, can be really fun!
I’m just your average girl who loves to explore the world. To quote ABBA, “I’m nothing special, in fact, I’m a bit of a bore…” Through my blog, I want to show that you don’t have to be a genius to travel cheap and often, or even to start your own blog.