About Me


I’m Ola and I’m a student at The University of Manchester in Manchester, UK, where I study Chinese and English.

Currently, I’m on my year abroad in Shanghai, China, where I study Chinese at East China Normal University. I love learning languages and travelling and I thought I would share my experience of living and studying abroad.

My blog is mainly focused on living in China, however, there are and will be some posts about other countries that I had a chance to visit. Some of them are the ones I explored during my backpacking trip around South East Asia in January 2017. I am also going to write about Thailand, where I lived for 2 months and taught English in the summer of 2015. The blog is divided into various sections, which will hopefully help me to keep it organised!

Since I am a big fan of personal development, you are more than welcome to have a look at my Lifestyle & Motivation section, where I write about the psychological aspects of moving abroad, adapting to living in foreign countries, self-confidence and everything that keeps me going and challenging myself every day!

In the Languages section, you will find my tips on studying languages. I believe the knowledge of languages is the most crucial thing that enabled me to travel the world without any difficulties and meet a lot of amazing people from all over the globe who have become my friends for life. Had I not known languages, I would never have had these opportunities. And that’s not even mentioning the satisfaction and excitement you get when you finally master a language!


My two favourite quotes are: “Life has no limitations except the ones you make” and “There is no passion settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”. I do believe our lives truly begin at the end of our comfort zones and anything is possible once we find the courage to embrace the unknown, the determination to overcome obstacles and the willingness to live our lives to the fullest.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog and if you have any questions/suggestions, feel free to contact me- you can fill in the form in the ‘Contact me’ section.

You can also follow me on Instagram (ola_goluzd), where I post photos from my frequent travels!

Stay tuned and keep an eye on my upcoming adventures!


***Please note that all the posts on my blog are based on my own personal experience. I will always try to provide you with the most unbiased, accurate and up-to-date information. However, please remember that everyone has their own perspective and we are all different. Therefore, there can be a number of other opinions/experiences; you’re welcome to share them with me in the comments and I’d love to read them!

Ola Goluzd