Welcome, bienvenus, bienvenidos, benvenuti, willkommen!
Who am I?
My name is Karla.
I’m a world traveler who’s been traveling since I was 7 years and have been to a few destinations around this planet since then.
I am also a serial expat who has lived in 6 countries:
I am the founder of Traveller Soul, where you will find educating, entertaining and inspiring posts about travel, culture, food, lifestyle, books, hotel reviews, photography and so much more!
Created in 2011 back when i was living and working in Seoul, South Korea, it was originally intended to keep my friends and family informed on my daily expat life (along with my (mis) adventures and travels around the land of the morning calm) but little did I know the blog was going to be read in over 185 countries around the world!
What do I do?
Besides being a foreign languages teacher and I am a professional translator (I translate to/from English-French-Spanish and a versatile writer. I can write about many topics and that is why I love translating because I get a different topic every time which leads me to conduct a research and learn a lot during the process! See the scope of my work and services in my LinkedIn profile).
I am also am in charge of:
strategic content creation,
social media management,
and Public Relations
for the blog.
Read about my appearances in the media.
What can I do for you?
Do you need help to promote your company, property, product, have a marketing or social media campaign, and need a professional blogger, digital influencer to write content for you and share it though major social media platforms with an international audience?
Do you want an honest, unbiased review, would like to giveaway your product or prize, promote your site to fun, loyal and enthusiastic readers?
Please check out the Work With Me page for more information.
Need suggestions, recommendations, guidance?
How can I help you?
If you have any questions regarding (my areas of expertise):
or if you need any help with a particular destination (I’m an expert on Montreal, Toronto, Seoul and other cities), it will be my pleasure to help you in any way I can or refer you to some amazing travelers within the travel blogging community.
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47 thoughts on “About me”
Karla…I read your bio (http://ow.ly/5nHJc) and it was great! You’ve lived in sooo many places. I love traveling, but sometimes it’s great to just come home and settle back into my normal life. Cool that you’re going to study Applied Linguistics…I’m a Speech Language Pathologist. Seems like we have a lot in common…besides Shakira and spa-ing 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind words Sarah. Yeah I am totally a gitana as Shakira says & Ive been bitten by the travel bug. I honestly don’t think I want to be cured from it. It’s just too good. However, I must admit coming back home to rest for a little bit and recover from my adventures before heading out again & live new experiences 😉
Languages is just a second nature, that’s what I’ve been studying all my life & and its only natural that I pursue that. Its one of my passions in life, besides travelling, photography & teaching.
Let’s dance the waka waka anywhere cause we shake what our mama’s gave us lol
Its a pleasure meeting you & hope to get to know you better.
Hi Karla, always nice to meet more polyglots…bitten by the travel bug…like myself 🙂 Would love to connect with you and I have sent you a Twitter request…Look forwar to hearing from you soon.
Ciao Michela, thank you for stopping by! Yeah its great to meet fellow travelers 😉
I hope all is well on your end. Happy travels xo
Thank you very much! You’ve an interesting website too 😉
Love your blog and I think it’s amazing how many languages you can speak. I would love to be multilingual, it’s such a fab skill to have xx
Thank you so much. Anything is possible to those who believe. 😉
You can train yourself little by little.
I will be reading your travel tales too!
Hi! I am awarding your super blog the One Lovely Blog Award. Check out the details on our post: http://faraazandaneesa.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/one-lovely-award/
Congratulations on your award. You have a lovely blog indeed! How do you like Korea so far?
I lived & worked there for 2 years, quite an experience but it was great overall 😉
Best of luck and may everything you wish for comes true!
Korea is lovely! Where about in Korea did you live?
I’ve nominated you for the Adventurous Blogger Award. For information on the award and the process please visit me: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/adventurous-blogger-award/
That’s awesome! Thank you so much for nominating & including me 😉
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Thank you so much for including me 😉
Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!
Thank you so very much for the nomination! I am honored and I gladly accept it!
I will nominate some awesome bloggers in return and prepare a list of 7 things people may not know about me.
All the best!
Kay ❤ 🙂
Hi Karla, I love your site. Thank you also for stopping by on my own musical journey!
Thank you for the compliment! I ♥ music! It brightens up our lives 😉
i’m also a foreign language teacher,living in Seoul at the moment! 🙂 awesome!!
Really? That’s awesome! Where in Seoul do you live/work?
I used to call Hongdae/Hong Ik home cause i spent so much time there but lived in suburbs 😉
Im in Cheonan, just 40 minutes south of central seoul. Hongdae is awesome!
That’s cool! You’re a short bus or train ride away from the action!
I lived in Anyang during the 1st year.
Oh Hongdae & I have a long love story he he as well as Hong Ik University, Gangnam, Apgujeong, Myeondong, Insadong oh well the best of Seoul 😉
How far are you in your contract & have you traveled within South Korea? 😉 Q’s
You can send me a tweet @travellersoul76 or email me anytime 😉
its my second year here, going on 3! and I love it so so much!
Wow! Good for you! I completed my 2nd year last March but I miss it so much.
I loooove Seoul like you’ve no idea. Even if it’s chaotic, wild and sometimes unbelievable, I love it still!
So much to see and do ALWAYS 😉
Keep up the good work!
Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I know you’ve gotten other awards, but I hope you’ll appreciate receiving another one. If you prefer not to accept the award, I certainly understand, but I hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you, just the same. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination, please visit my post at http://wp.me/p1w5ra-H8. All the best!
Thank you so much for nominating me! It is a real pleasure and an honor.
If i have influenced, inspired or motivated you in any way, then I am very grateful and happy 😉
I will find fellow bloggers too and will share 7 secrets ha ha
Thank you, Merci, Muchas gracias. 😉
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Thanks for recently following my blog, your support means so much! Safe travels and big adventures : )
You’re so welcome!
Happy travels 😉
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Great blog! 🙂
Karla, Thanks for stopping by TravelByTerry so frequently. I am glad you enjoyed the three part series on Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos. As you can no doubt tell, I was quite impressed with the place myself. I promise to repay your kindness by following your blog a little more closely in the future. Warmest regards, Terry
My pleasure Terry!
I really did enjoy reading about Hotel El Ganzo, it looks dreamy 😉
I hope to go on a photo tour of Cabo soon!
Thank you for visiting 😉
If you go to Cabo, be sure to check out these places. Crème de Los Cabos: The Top Five Resorts – http://wp.me/p2vQmR-Vw
Thank you for the info 😉
Hello. great pictures you got.
Very impressive to speak so many languages. Congratulations. In Finland we have to learn many languages. For example I learned English, French, German and Swedish in addition to Finnish. Now “hundreds” of years later I can speak from those languages only English and French. Other languages, I can understand, but to speak properly and exchange for opinions – no way.
Life has learned to me more languages like Spanish and Portuguese. That’s why I make my posts since one year in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
You too are a polyglot from what I read on your blog posts! Very good idea that you translate them into a few languages, you can reach more readers around the world!
Keep up the great work (how do you say that in Finnish? 🙂
Thank you for your compliments!
Yes it is fun to travel and receive some rewards but always focus on truly bringing value to your readers as they are the ones who will be there to support you along the way.
You create your own opportunities and don’t ever compare yourself to anyone else as we all have our own set of skills and talents.
I wish you all the best of luck in all your travels and keep pressing forward!
Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See! It’s great to meet someone who has traveled as much as you have and who still wants to see more. Best wishes for making 2016 a great year for doing something new.
I am thinking about going on a mission trip with my church group later this year…We will be partnering with Living Water International to drill a well for a village and teach about clean water hygiene. I will be going with about 10 other Americans. Do you think we will be safe? I saw where El Salvador has the highest crime /murder rate than any other country in the world…We will be staying with this group Living Water International! Just wondered what your thoughts were !
Thank you for your message Susan.
What a great idea it is for you and your group to drill a well for people who truly need it and will help make their lives a little easier!
I do understand your concern, especially after all the warnings and that environment which seems uncertain and far from being the safest in the world.
However I can tell you that is not any safer in the states where there are deranged persons and some unstable individuals.
El Salvador has gotten so much bad rep for decades but yet there are tons of foreign visitors who go there every year!
I can tell you that going there with all your bases covered (life + travel insurance), asking help from local authorities and go with a positive attitude will make all the difference.
I would certainly go in a heart beat and know that things are going to go great.
One major mistake foreigners often make is to show how well off they are and what they bring and make others feel as if they are royalty or superiors which gives people of the same country a bad name, sad but true.
I know that people need you and they will be forever grateful.
I firmly believe that when you put your faith in the almighty and trust him with your life, things are going to be even better than you originally thought.
However if you opt to go elsewhere, then i believe it is your right to do so.
There are important lessons to learn and it truly doesn’t matter where that is.
I sincerely wish you the best of luck!
Thank you so much! This helps tremendously!