Hi there! A very warm welcome to MireilleMali.com, a Travel & Lifestyle Blog Beyond Borders!
DUTCH COUNTRYGIRL IN ASIA
Travel is my passion, my love and my life. That passion already emerged at an early age, when I regularly flew to distant destinations with my parents. During one of those trips a Chinese girl taught me how to count to ten in Mandarin. I was hooked and started studying Mandarin. I spent one semester studying in Beijing, interned in Hong Kong and became a serious ChinaGeek.
My future was looking bright, but I saw my international ambitions go up in smoke, when I started to suffer from an auto-immune disease. I couldn’t stand on my own two feet and was in so much pain, that I was forced to spent my days in bed with sunglasses on.
“The thought that I would once travel the world again, kept me going.”
With a lot of drive and perseverance, after several years in limboland and numerous doctors appointments, I was finally diagnosed in January 2016. Pernicious Anemia was the answer, and with the right medication and the right mindset, it took me only 3 months to set foot on the soccer field again.
My mind was set
I created my own business, ChinaGeek, launched my blog MireilleMali.com, and 3 more months later, I embarked on a one-way flight towards the continent I fell in love with so many years ago. ASIA!
LIFE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR MINDSET
I’ve learned that life is all about how you see things. You are not what happens to you, you define yourself by how you react to the things that happen to you.
“Faith can move mountains – 愚公移山” – Lie Yukou
My faith beyond borders, is what resulted in my diagnosis and led me to follow my lifelong dream of traveling the world indefinitely.
Through this blog, I hope to inspire you to do the same. To never stop chasing your dreams, to never give up and most of all, not to live your life the way others want you to live it!
Beyond Borders Mindset
All the things I write about are inspired by a Beyond Borders mindset, which basically means NO LIMITS! Fashion for those who dare to be different, Travel on Roads less Traveled, Healthy Food to keep you fit while chasing your Dreams and Mind & Lifestyle tips on living a life without borders.
You can aspire, become, be whoever you want to be and achieve whatever you want to achieve. As long as you set your mind to it!
WORK WITH ME
Are you interested in working with me to promote your brand Beyond Borders? I specialize in cross-border advertorials (that includes China!!).
More info on collaborations, my target group & mission statement here.
CHINAGEEK CONSULTANCY SERVICES
With a degree in Mandarin & Business, a deep infatuation with the Chinese culture, several years of experience with doing business in China and a strong Consultancy Partner in China, I offer Consultancy services for those who wish to enter the Chinese market based on a strong foundation!
“Why? Because China excites us, guiding Western companies drives us and the challenge of it all inspires us!”
More info on ChinaGeek Consultancy Services here.
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