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Dayana Aleksandrova

Pushing the limits of her Bulgarian passport, Dayana (pronounced Diana) broke out of her shell and moved across the globe at age 16 as an exchange student. Winning a few academic scholarships allowed her to receive all of her education in the United States, revolving mostly around world politics and dead Greek philosophers. She's traveled extensively through Scandinavia and Eastern Europe and lived in Barcelona, where she spent all her money on jamón ibérico. After quitting 3 corporate jobs in the span of one year, she bought a 1 way ticket to Bali where she will teach English. Diana is an author, photographer and occasionally a guest star in music videos and indie movies. Her interests include cheese, exotic monkeys and sunsets. You can read more of her work here.

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The 17 funniest Bulgarian expressions (and how to use them)


5 awesome travel itineraries out of Barcelona

23 Bulgarian foods the whole world should know and love

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The 4 up-and-coming Barcelona neighborhoods you need to know

Barcelona’s 4 coolest neighborhoods to stay, eat, and party

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10 reasons the UK countryside is the ultimate storybook trip

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8 love lessons I learned while traveling

10 reasons why travel has made me the date from hell

8 things every world traveler struggles with

20+ spots for the best nightlife in Barcelona

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