Hey, I’m Pompi!
“What’s a Pompi?” – you ask. Well, that’s me! I’m Pompi!
My real name being Paulina, Pompi is a nickname given to me when I spent two months living with a host family and going to high school in Hokkaido, Japan. Fast-forward 10 years later, and it has stuck!
So, who IS Pompi?
Why, I’m glad you asked. I am a Russian-Canadian girl who just can’t get enough of the world. Bitten by the travel bug at a very young age, I am all about travel, adventure, and learning about new cultures and languages. As a recent graduate of University of Calgary, where I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and another in East Asian Language studies, I have always yearned to see and learn more. During my 6 years of university I managed to live and study at Japanese Universities for 2 years, a Korean University for 6 weeks, and visited more than 8 countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and a few more, and learned fluent Japanese, and conversational Chinese and Spanish.
Now that I’m am all graduated (and sort of grown up), I have decided to move to Australia and explore some more!
What is Pompi into?
Before moving to Japan (for the second time) I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel T3i. I decided I wanted to dabble a bit further into photography, and 3 years, 10 + countries, a few extra lenses and a body upgrade later, I have decided to share my experience with the world, through travel blogging, photography, and my newest escapade: video-making.
Why should I listen to Pompi’s story?
I am into learning about every aspect of a place. The culture, the landscape, the architecture, the language, the history, the people that make it what it is. I want to experience the world from every angle and I want to share my discoveries with you. Life is a journey, and there is so much out there to uncover. I just hope that you will come along for the ride and see the world through my eyes.