Who is the5ftwanderer?


My name is Vanessa. I’m 22. When I grow up, I want to be a journalist.

I’m just going to be frank with you.

I’m short.
Like really short.
Like, 150cm, or 4”9 short.

I worship Chanel. I have an addiction to high heels. I detest cockroaches and dirty feet.

Because of this, I forgive you for having preconceived ideas about who I am and what my weaknesses are.

But actually, I’m a diver, eater of all things delicious, I worship Couchsurfing, I love the outdoors, camping, climbing mountains and getting a tan. I have photos to prove it.

I wonder about a lot of things. Why Brisbane is a bubble, where I can find the best tasting jamon Serrano in the world, where I will meet other people who think and feel like me.

So in 2011, I went wandering around the world by myself through Central America, Africa and Europe to figure things out. It’s true, you can even follow my journey from here.

Now that I’m back, not a minute goes by that I don’t think about travelling or figuring out how to enjoy this city so I don’t succumb to cabin fever.

So I’ve amalgamated both my nomadic and my quotidian life here. You’ll find travel related things here, (lots of) food and lifestyle tidbits and maybe a little laughter. Welcome.

Current city: Brisbane, Australia
Countries visited: 16

Questions or comments?
Email to: the5ftwanderer (at) gmail (dot) com