Hi there! My name is Angie Arenzana, and I am The Constant Foreigner.
I’m originally from Mexico but only lived 7 out of 27 years 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.
Last year I quit my corporate job in Guanajuato, Mexico, and have spent the last 7 months living in Cologne, Germany as an Au Pair. 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. At the moment of writing this page, I have just returned from a 5-day-3-city trip that cost under 300 euros, and I have a bank balance of about the same (317 euros). I am very candid about expenses… very candid.
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.