An evolutionary biologist, a writer, a traveller, a photographer. Not yet but hopefully once. The Journey Journal is about the latter two, photographs from my travels. I am not a pro photographer (but rather a beginner) and I am not an English native speaker, but I love going to new places, I love capturing their atmosphere with my Nikon camera and I love writing.

But back to the beginning. I’m Patrícia and I’m originaly from Slovakia, I did my Bachelor and Master studies in Biology in the Czech Republic and I also spent five months in Madrid as an Erasmus student. I think that it will be one of my homes forever. After finishing my Master’s I moved to Stockholm to do a PhD in Evolutionary Biology. And here I am. I’m studying ancient DNA from fossils of the woolly mammoth. I love my work and I’m happy that it allows me to travel to different parts of the world for conferences, courses and field work. I try to use every chance to visit a new place and I always bring my camera.


The Journey Journal is a travel blog tracking my journey to explore the world. I have visited many of the traditional touristic destinations like Paris, London, Rome and Prague. I have also been to more authentic places like Extramadura in Spain, Macedonia in Greece and Puglia in Italy. I made a road trip around Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and a 3-week road trip around New Zealand.

During my studies in Stockholm I explore Scandinavia and except for visiting Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki, I also visited a small island Tjärno on the Swedish west coast, Sonfjället National Park in Central Sweden and I spent three weeks in the far north doing field work for the Arctic fox project.

I write about all the amazing, surprising, disappointing and memorable moments from my travels. I share places worth visiting, food and drinks worth tasting and activities worth trying. Photographs are essential for The Journey Journal. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.


Although my boyfriend Martin always complains when I start planning a new journey, and he hates travelling by plane, he is usually my travel companion and deserves a special acknowledgement.

I hope you will enjoy exploring the world through my photo lens! :)


  • Reply jacksonjc9

    I enjoyed reading your posts and I hope to read more of your travel adventures. :)

    December 20, 2014 at 13:17
    • Reply patriciatravelstheworld

      Thank you! I am very happy that you liked the trips that I have published so far :)

      December 20, 2014 at 14:58
  • Reply trablog

    Hello there, A photographer and traveller :D
    Good to meet you Patricia :)

    February 9, 2015 at 16:06
  • Reply Marie @ Life is a Highway

    Hi Patricia! Wow, I’m so glad you found my blog. I just read a couple of your posts, and I loved them. I sent you my e-mail so you can send me stories and photos of your future travels. I invite you to follow me on Facebook, too. Find me on Life is a Highway AND Marie Manaog Sablan. See you soon!

    March 18, 2015 at 18:31
    • Reply patriciatravelstheworld

      Hi Marie! Thank you so much for your comment. I really liked your page too and I liked it on Facebook to stay tuned :)

      March 18, 2015 at 21:07
  • Reply Spocki

    Ahoj Patricia,

    Thanks for following my blog :) . Yours looks fascinating, and I’d love to learn more about the mammoths!


    April 1, 2015 at 15:06
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