About

One thing we NEVER want to experience is to look back and realize you missed out on your dreams.

It’s a perfectly normal fear. We all feel this way at one point or another.

You just have to make sure it’s pushing you forward, not restraining you.

I’m Lesia and I’m a discoverer, a content creator, and a dreamer, just like you.

An expat from Russia, I am now living in Amsterdam for almost a year after a lot of back and forth flights in the course of my 6-year long-distance relationship. And I intend to stay.

My goal? Sharing the best-hidden local secrets with people like you, who want to experience THE REAL DEAL. Leave no stone unturned. Unless it’s on the main road. That, you would gladly skip.

I’ve had the privilege of dedicating 6 years of my life to studying psychology (it was the best ever), but it’s real life that teaches you the most important lessons.

While stumbling from job to job, looking for something to make me fulfilled and satisfied during and after my studies, I realized one thing. Living life – that’s what makes me happy.

Discovering what the world has to offer. And little did I realize that you do not have to fly across the world to find something of value. It’s right there under our noses. And I’m busy sniffing it out.

My newsletter is full with travel tips setting you up for the best trip EVER. I primarily write about The Netherlands but also about other European countries!

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Let me be your Shia Labeouf! (My voice is nothing like his, I swear!!)


Got something on your mind? Please contact me at lesia@dutchwannabe.com. I am open to collaborations with brands and available for sponsored reviews of attractions and venues in The Netherlands as well as specific social media campaigns or ambassadorship. You can download my media kit here.

I am always on the lookout for interesting places and books to feature in the “My Literary Atlas” project. I am also open for social media management opportunities including photography and writing assignments.

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