About me

Griaß di’

– This is an Austrian dialect and means pretty much hello 🙂

Apparently you came to read a bit more about me and the person who writes on Chronic Wanderlust.

I’m glad you made it over to my place! Would you like some cookies and tea? – Here you go!

Tell me something about your life! Who are you? Start with your name, share some stories with me! Tell me about that last trip, I’m curious!

Sure you came to get to know me better as well, so let’s get started:

My Austrian Moment-7

A short recap

My friends call me Viki, you should call me Viki too.

I was born in Austria and raised there and in many other parts of the world.

I fell in love with the world long before I could walk or talk. I’m still madly in love with it. There are so many inspiring, fun, adventurous and great things to do out there! Like skiing in Mexico or diving or bungee jumping? Or travelling around in the Austrian Traditional dress called “Dirndl“?

My mission: travel and conquer the world. One country at a time. Showing you the finest places (and those you can skip!)

Let me tell you a little bit more about myself! You don’t mind right?

Exchange Student in Venezuela

Venezuela is where I learned Spanish from scratch, got fluent and travelled the entire country with a big group of fellow exchange students. I will never forget the two Venezuelan families that I lived with neither will I forget the amazing country nor the friendliest people.

Intern in Mexico

After graduating from high school I got the opportunity to work in Mexico as an intern twice. As with Venezuela before I fell in love with the country, its people and – how could it be any different – the food.


After that I took off to university and studied industrial engineering in Austria, where I also started to work a few hours a week. During my studies I decided to stay and live with my family and save all that money to spend it on travelling.

I spent two semesters abroad in Spain and travelled the country extensively. Also Portugal. After that I cancelled my plane ticket to Austria and took a bus from Spain to Italy, where I stayed for a week with a friend before returning to Austria.

During my time at uni I also worked in China and travelled to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Dandong, Shenyang and many more.

After my bachelor

I returned to Mexico to become a certified dive guide! I love the ocean and the amazing dive community. I met one of my best friends on a dive boat in Playa del Carmen. 🙂

What else?

I went on a round the world trip in 2015 – together with the publisher Marco Polo. I filmed every day of my trip and had my own TV show for about three months!

Ever since I’m more or less travelling constantly with my home base being Austria.

I’ve registered my blog as a business in 2015 and make money blogging. I’ve written a thorough post about my income lately.

Since then

I just recently moved to Upper Austria – to Linz. I’m living here together with my boyfriend, study Global Sales and Marketing at FH OÖ in Steyr and support a great marketing agency with my blogging knowledge 🙂


What I like

Adventures, Latin America, Quesadillas, Pico de Gallo, diving, reading, writing, backpacks (I’m obsessed with them and can’t get enough), my camera(s), sun rises, long-distance-busses, new stamps in my passport, notebooks, trains, road trips, mountains, …

BTW I’ll keep all my travels logged here.

Get in touch

Now I’d love to get to know you! Shoot me an email! I love getting mails, but who doesn’t?! Here’s my promise: You will get an answer from me – 100% within 48 hours!

Keep on travelling,



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