the life of a solivagant
Ramblings & Writings
Wildlife & Travel Photography
"Never measure your life with another person's ruler."
- Sara Alexis
Welcome to the website of Sara Alexis, founder of The Life of a Solivagant. Sara is a teacher, but in her free time she travels the world, while capturing it through photos and her writing.
"Never a grown up because I am always growing"
- Sara Alexis
Can you ever really write an ‘About Me‘ section on a website and truly write enough for a person to get to know you? The thing about me is I am a plethora of different things.
I am a teacher. I am a traveller. I am a daughter. A sister. A friend. I am an adventurer. I am a wanderer. I am an introverted extrovert. Or is it an extroverted introvert?
I am lover of photography, capturing moments along my travels enriches the experience of travel for me. I am a lover of writing, whether it be poetry, blog posts or books. I enjoy being able to share my experiences through writing and photography, with those willing to look and read. And something I am really passionate about is spreading awareness of ethical, eco-friendly, responsible and sustainable tourism. The more I travel the more I realize how necessary it is.
I am a person who thrives on change. After living in Australia to attend Teacher’s College, not to sound cliche, but I caught the ‘travel bug’ and I knew it would be hard for me to stay in one place long. Not long after that I left Canada again, to teach in Thailand. Which was the most eye opening experience of my life. After returning from Thailand, I attempted to stay in Ontario, Canada, and obtain a teaching position there, but it was difficult. After realizing that the sedentary life was not for me, I ran away to the other side of the country; Whitehorse, Yukon. After getting all that I needed out of that journey, I moved on to Majuro, Marshall Islands. And then again to Niamey, Niger; which didn't really work out so well. I currently reside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, teaching High School English Language and Literature.
Some use the word wanderer. Some use the word nomad. Hell, I have even been called a transient. But I choose the word solivagant. I prefer to do my wandering alone. You meet the most fascinating people that way. In fact, I met my current partner doing just that. So I may not be the solo traveler I once was, having a partner who shares the same interest in living a life of traveling and teaching, I am still a solivagant at heart.