My name is Petra and I am many things, but curious above all.
I come from Slovenia, a small chicken-shaped European country, and still believe in dragons and goodness. I’m a mechanical engineer by choice and a passionate explorer by nature, so I’m always travelling to new places and trying out new ideas.
My blog Erratic Engineeress started out as a travel blog in 2019, but is now also about all the other stuff in my life. You will find lots of travel posts and stories, discussions on sustainability, eco-friendly lifestyle tips, my recipes and cooking experiments, as well as my half-serious Erratic hat podcast, think pieces, book recommendations, weird impressionist poetry and just about everything else.
I’m here to show you that the world is not the dark, scary place we so often see on the news, but rather full of adventures and human kindness, and to encourage you to see it like that too. I want to inspire you to explore more, both abroad and at home: to discover new favourite places, books and recipes, take advantage of all the possibilities and preferably consider your impact on the world while you do it.
I don’t travel full-time and nor would I ever want to, because I like engineering and having a stable life with my partner, so I might be just like you. Chance encounters during my travels have taught me that it’s sometimes good to trust a stranger and that intellectual cynicism should always be tempered with faith in life. I love spending time in nature, discovering all the random city spots and sticking my nose into abandoned buildings.
When I’m at home, I like to adventure in the kitchen, learn new languages and skills and read as many books as possible. I get grumpy when I haven’t been fed enough cheese, I prefer winter to summer, my feet are always cold and I walk everywhere. Did I mention that I am also quite clumsy, opinionated and that my interests are, of course, erratic?
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