Traveling Female Ornithologist

Welcome to my travel blog!

My name is Rie, I live in Denmark and work fulltime as a biologist and consultant. I blog about traveling, wildlife, nature and other things that I find important to talk about.

From when I was a little kid my parents would take me and my younger brother to Greece every summer for four weeks and went camping in a tent in all sorts of places. We would explore the marine life at the local reef, eat squishy octopus for dinner, take the 11 hour slow ferry to Naxos, and get invited into the homes of the local Greek people for sweets and a coffee.

I have since then traveled solo to Thailand, Kenya, Belize and Guatemala, places I never dreamt that I would be able to go without a guide or let alone as a female solo traveler. I always went with my own money or applied for grants.

I learned that traveling is as good as you make it. You decide the where, when and how. I make the most of it when I make my own agenda and try to experience the authentic life wherever I go.

A bit about my background

When I was younger I dreamt of becoming a vet and work hands-on with animals every day. Despite all my hard work I didn’t get the straight A’s I needed in highschool to pursue my dream career. But I figured there was another way to work with animals!

Therefore I studied Biology at the University of Copenhagen, where I learned about evolution, animal behavior, genetics, ornithology and zoology among other things. My passion about wildlife and birds in particular has taken me all the way to where I am today and where my traveling takes me.

In the past I have volunteered with rescued animals in Thailand and Guatemala, and I hope my posts will inspire more people to work with wildlife for non-profit organizations working to rescue and rehabilitate animals, which have fallen victim to the illegal wildlife trade.

If you want to reach me, make a comment to my posts, or feel free to send me a DM on Instagram and I will reply as soon as possible 🙂

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