About the Girl

Who is The Flyaway Girl?

Salut, Hallo, Ciao, Hola (I could go on forever) and welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting – I hope you’re enjoying it! I created this blog to provide tips, tricks and advice on travelling on a budget while making the most of your time in different cities and regions around the world.

I’m assuming that, since you clicked on this page, you want to find out who The Flyaway Girl is. Well, that’s me.



this is me ^^


My name is Penelope Louise and I’m 22 years of age. I’m British by passport and currently live in Berlin. At current I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Bath studying German and International Management. I work as a part-time photographer and a part-time traveller… If the latter could become full-time then I would be a very happy Penelope!

I speak English and German and un poquito Spanish (I’ve forgotten quite a bit of it). I absolutely love learning languages and always try to learn the basics when I visit a country.

I have currently visited 48 countries in the world and my current bucket list “to-do” is to visit every country in Europe. I’m at approximately 75%, depending on how you classify some countries (e.g. is Kosovo a country, is Russia in Europe or Asia etc).

In 2017 I have so far visited:

January – Czech Republic (Prague)

February – USA (San Francisco and Yosemite)

March – Germany (Dresden)

April – Finland (Helsinki), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt an der Oder, Potsdam), Poland (Słubice)

May – Greece (Thessaloniki)

June – Poland (Katowice), UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

July – Germany (Burg Eltz)

August – Germany (Leipzig), Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Interlaken)

September – Latvia (Riga), Germany (Hamburg), Georgia (Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Signagi, Telavi)

On a Switzerland road trip, you can't miss the beautiful mountain villages like Grindelwald

Grindelwald, Switzerland (August 2017)

Currently planned for 2017 so far is:

October – Peru

November – Cuba (Havana), USA (Hawaii)

Countries lived in:

  1. Austria
  2. Honduras
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany

Countries visited:

  1. Andorra
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canada
  6. Croatia
  7. Cyprus
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Denmark
  10. Estonia
  11. Ethiopia
  12. Finland
  13. France
  14. Georgia
  15. Germany
  16. Ghana
  17. Greece
  18. Guernsey
  19. Honduras
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Isle of Man
  24. Italy
  25. Latvia
  26. Liechtenstein
  27. Lithuania
  28. Luxembourg
  29. Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
  30. Malta
  31. Netherlands
  32. Norway
  33. Poland
  34. Portugal
  35. Romania
  36. Russia
  37. Serbia
  38. Slovakia
  39. Slovenia
  40. South Africa
  41. Spain
  42. Sweden
  43. Switzerland
  44. Thailand
  45. Ukraine
  46. United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
  47. United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland)
  48. United States (Houston, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco)
  49. Vatican City



  • Reply
    Amy JB Smith (@AmyJBSmith)
    January 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hi! I love your blog, looking forward to reading about your European galavants! x

  • Reply
    September 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Love your blog! It’s so well done


    • Reply
      October 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thank you Sally!

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