About the Girl

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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)

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland Summer

Gullfoss, Iceland (September 2016)

Currently planned for 2017 so far is:

August – Germany (Leipzig)

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. Germany
  15. Ghana
  16. Greece
  17. Guernsey
  18. Honduras
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  21. Ireland
  22. Isle of Man
  23. Italy
  24. Latvia
  25. Liechtenstein
  26. Lithuania
  27. Luxembourg
  28. Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
  29. Malta
  30. Netherlands
  31. Norway
  32. Poland
  33. Portugal
  34. Romania
  35. Russia (St. Petersburg)
  36. Serbia
  37. Slovakia
  38. Slovenia
  39. South Africa
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. Thailand
  44. Ukraine
  45. United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
  46. United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland)
  47. United States (Houston, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco)
  48. 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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