Jasmine grew up a second-generation Canadian on the Western part of Canada in Edmonton, Alberta (shown in photo above). She is a self-proclaimed city girl with a country soul. A true romantic, she is an avid cook and wine drinker. Jasmine studied Italian (and Russian, and Spanish and promptly forgot all but the former) and Pharmacy at the University of Alberta and thoroughly enjoyed her community pharmacy practice after graduating in 2013. She was a practicing pharmacist for just more than one year prior to packing her bags for Italy (read up on the reason why under The Backstory) where she now resides indefinitely.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) seduced by Europe and wanderlust when she was eighteen, from the moment she stitched a small Canadian flag onto a backpack. Jasmine has been blessed to travel extensively and her favourite worldly moments include eating half'-a-dozen Portuguese custard tarts in one sitting at Pastéis de Belém in Lisbon, singing Aerosmith under the Eiffel tower (there may or may not have been some €5 wine involved), dancing in gay bars with bouncy floors in Beijing, learning to drink
vodka straight on the Trans-Siberian railway, and bungee-jumping on the border of Tibet and Nepal.
Jasmine is currently a blogger, freelance writer, and works as an English tutor to children and consultant to businesses. In her spare time, she reads, paints and stomps around Italy in cowboy boots and sundresses. x