It’s me! I’m Sarah. So nice to meet ya! — I’m a Dutch-Egyptian expat, nomad, and complete klutz (basically describes this blog in a nutshell).
I’m not a big fan of staying in one place for a long time, so for the past 6 years I’ve been moving from one country to the next, so far having lived in Taiwan, China, and Canada, while traveling in-between. Right now I live in Cairo, Egypt. The decision to move to Egypt is a more personal one, which you can read here.
I don’t follow, what is this about?
I’ve had little side-projects for almost every country I’ve lived in. In Taiwan I contributed to a food blog, in China I tried to break biases by writing about travel mishaps and encounters with locals, and in Egypt I hope to shed some positive light on the Middle-East by focusing on music (Project here). Basically I just wanted to bring those projects together on one platform, and, well, there you go! Other than that, you can find:
- What to expect (and prepare) respective to each country.
- How to live life more conveniently on the road (how to not die, basically)
- My favorite spots & restaurants
- Local music / artists
Okay, cool, so what’s with the title?
It’s not all rainbows and butterflies 🦄🦄🦄
Sarah vs. Everybody is about the hopeless feeling you get when you’re on the road by yourself, and everything that can possibly go wrong happens, all at once: you get hit on by your taxi driver, you’re stranded because the hotel you booked at 11pm doesn’t accept foreigners, your gym membership turns out to be a scam, you get lost in the middle of nowhere….. I can go on. Kind of feels like the world is against you.
Moving abroad always sounds like a fairytale. In some ways it is. But a lot of the time it isn’t. I embody that, really.
#Wanderlust is a joke.
I hope I can give you an overview of everything I love about a country and its people, about living without a clear direction, and about staying grounded and semi-relaxed while on the road or moving abroad.