Hello there! 🤍
I am Gisi, a Swiss traveler with a strong Italian accent always looking forward to new adventures and encountering new people. 🇨🇭👣🌎
I come from Ticino, the sunny southern region of Switzerland and I am a blend of creativity and enthousiasm. I did my studies in communication and international tourism, now working in marketing and employer branding. Passionate about the infinite facets of communication, human relationships and slow travel, on August 2021 I decided to embark on my greatest adventure yet: to travel around the world by land !
I started my journey with a great partner, Flow. We traveled together all the way to India for 11 months and took separate paths after reaching New Delhi. I will be forever thankful to this amazing human for teaching me how to see beauty in every little thing.
I am a hitchhiker 👍🏼. To travel by thumb is one of the best experiences you could try! I strongly believe in this magical way of traveling… it opens up infinite possibilities and unplanned scenarios… I collect many stories to tell and usually the best memories. ✨
The serendipity of hitchhiking is my guidance 🤍… I don’t know where I am going to end up at night but I know for sure it won’t be boring.
Let’s see where life and different rides bring me…🚙
So here I am… maybe not the best moment in history to start this journey, somewhere in between the pandemic and wars, but the right moment for me, my life projects and needs. There is a yearning inside of me to travel and above all… to find stories. Stories to portray, stories to define my journey.
ABOUT 99 HAPPY PLACES
This blog is about People. The People I meet and the People who consciously or unconsciously will influence my journey.
I genuinely believe that what makes a travel an unforgettable experience, is the People you meet. This is why I didn’t set a travel itinerary apart from heading east country after country by land, but did not paint the details of anything or anywhere. In this blog I will spontaneously share my way and stories about various countries. But here you are mainly going to find a different kind of content.
99 Happy Places represents my desire to tell stories, to put in first place the humans I meet. I believe that each of us could portray his personal Happy Place. We all belongs to a Happy Place, real or figurative, somewhere where our hearth is filled, somewhere where we are genuinely happy. It could be a childhood memory, a physical site, a person, a creature, a situation, a mental state… it could be everything or everywhere.
Why do I love the concept of a Happy Place? It is extremely subjective, pure, and it tells a lot about a human.
99 Happy Places is all about asking humans we meet on our way to describe their HappyPlace. Through these 99 stories I am going to portray the People I meet, which I believe, make the story of our journey.
99 Happy Places is about capturing paintings, pictures or objects, in order to deliberately give People the freedom and fantasy they need to portray their first thought of their Happy Place.
And you… what is your Happy Place?