Who The Hell Am I?

Hi. My name is Alouise, which is derived from my parents’ middle names (true story), but it also apparently means I’m a famous maiden warrior. Last part not as true.

That’s not helpful though, so let’s say I’m a mid-30’s cisgender (she/her pronouns) asexual/aromantic (a.k.a I’m not interested in what you have to offer, thanks so much for playing) Canadian with a pet llama. One of those things may be a lie.

What is the truth though? Well, I guess we could get into a philosophical debate about “truth” and “absolute truth” but my subjective truth is that I fucking love to travel. I love learning about the world and other countries and cultures and all that shit. Sometimes I travel with friends or family, but I love to travel alone. I understand if that’s not your jam (different strokes for different folks and all), but I believe everyone should try a solo trip at least once in their life if they can.

Where I’ve Been

Here’s a map of the countries I’ve visited. The ones in pink I’ve been to, the ones in red I’ve lived in (Canada and Ireland), grey countries I haven’t been to (at least not yet).

Where I've Been

Another absolute truth is that I love theatre, live shows, performances, etc. My favourite of which would be musicals. In fact, the title of this blog comes from a song from a very obscure musical by the god of musical theatre Stephen Sondheim. Bonus points if you know what that is. I like musicals so much I’ve started a podcast about them. You can listen to past episodes here.

My life doesn’t just revolve around travel or theatre. I write about general life things sometimes too. I spent almost two years abroad living in Ireland. I have some posts about that experience here. And during the hellscape of 2020/2021 I decided to start a music related project (since travel and going to live events has been put on temporary hiatus where I live). You can learn about that project here.

I’m also a writer, sometimes for fun and sometimes professionally. Here is my writing portfolio.

What The Hell Is Take Me To The World About?

This blog tends to focus on a few topics. They are

  1. Travel. I hope my writing to be a source of inspiration and information for you to explore more of this awesome world of ours (in a fair, ethical, responsible, and compassionate way of course). Check out all my travel-related posts here.
  2. Performances. I love going to live theatre like plays, but especially musicals, festivals, and other live events. Generally if I’m not saving up for a trip I’m saving my money to go to the theatre. Check out all my performance-related posts here.
  3. Life. Cause sometimes I can’t travel all the time or constantly attend live theatre, so I’ve been trying to include other things about my life too. I’m not really great at this, but you can read the general life-related posts here.

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Have a nice day!