32 themes • 40 countries • 100 stories
The book is about countries that are not on the radar of most travellers because they are perceived dangerous, dirty, expensive, uninteresting or just have poor infrastructure. My stories are about everyday or not so everyday topics, through which I show how different things are in, say, Colombia, Madagascar or Indonesia, and it is precisely because of this difference that our little world is interesting.
Who is my book for?
ARE YOU ADVENTUROUS?
Do you enjoy travelling, exploring, like challenges, adventures and new experiences? Find inspiration and exciting stories in this book.
ARE YOU A NATURE LOVER?
You'll love reading my special stories about the wildlife, forests, deserts, mountain peaks and lakes of our planet.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CULTURE?
Do you like to learn more about the diversity, values and traditions of other countries and cultures? You can read about many new and wonderful places.
YOU DREAM OF TRAVELLING?
Are you curious about the world, but don't travel because of various constraints or choices? With my stories you can travel the world in your imagination.
I am Aliz Ertler, born in 1971 in Szombathely, Hungary. I graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Janus Pannonius University in Pécs, majoring in marketing, and later as a graphic designer from KREA Design School.
I studied in Aarhus, Denmark on a scholarship and has lived in Amsterdam, Budapest, Moscow and Dubai. In the Netherlands I worked for Excerpta Medica Medical Communications and for cultural organisations such as the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University and the Moving Academy for Performing Arts.
In Hungary, I spent several years with the International Red Cross, the Red Nose Clown Doctors Foundation and the Youth Service of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. I worked for the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation for over ten years, much of it from a home office abroad. I have been a freelance graphic designer for several years and live in Badacsonyörs. I also run a small guesthouse, Wild Boar Cottage, with my husband. I have visited almost 100 countries.
Please enjoy this little one and a half minute video about me and my book
Reviews of the book
I've known her since childhood - or so I thought! Still, I wasn't too surprised by her world-changing venture. I'd say it was a necessity: there was always something special about her, spiced up with a good dose of perfectionism.
Thankfully, there are plenty of people who travel the world, with fascinating travelogues and accounts of their experiences, and this is a real gift for those who, by necessity or choice, are more at home.
I turn the pages, see all the beauty in the pictures and text, the film is running, and I think: how nice for her!
But Aliz's book has something more to offer, beyond all this and her personality! It makes me want to take my suitcase down from the top shelf of the upstairs cupboard, throw the most important things in it and go, go, go, go... ∞, how good for me!
Nature filmmaker, geographer, world traveller
What is the book you are holding in your hands, Dear Reader? It’s hard to answer in one word, but following Aliz’s train of thought from A to Z, everyone can find the answer that suits them best.
Communications professional, smartfluencer
Through reading about the author’s personal experiences, one can sense the ambiance of the place. The scent of Africa lingers in your nostrils, and the burst of colours from South America evokes a feeling of happiness. The author’s personal touch and insightful tips inspire the reader to step out of their comfort zones and explore beyond their usual boundaries. It motivates one to investigate natural wonders and cultures that are not often written about.