Hi! First of all, thank you for taking a break from your busy day to read my blog!
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"
Edgar Degas

Degas' quote encompasses the purpose of this journal: to create beautiful emotions in you through photos and storytelling, to make you want to explore your own world more, and to inspire you to enjoy your surroundings.

I'm Sonia. I’m Portuguese, a wife, a mother of two, and I’m living life around the world. We left Portugal in 2005, to move to Switzerland and since then we have lived in Sweden, Japan, Norway and now in the US. I have a degree in International Relations (I wanted to be a diplomat) and a Masters in Communication Sciences. But, since quitting my job and embarking on a more nomadic life, I have been exploring photography and web design.

I’ve put together this blog to document some of my journey through photography and design. But also to reflect on embracing different cultures and new beauty as I move around the world. The photos are almost unedited and my writing style is short.

This is my first chapter of this journal and is the second chapter.

Do you want to keep in touch? Just send me an email.
I will be really happy to welcome you on board.

It's been 12 years of traveling with a lot of learning, in between.
Join, and be inspired to learn and discover new things as well.

"Wonder is the desire for knowledge"
Tomas de Aquino

Best, Sonia

the chapters of a photographic journal