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About Charlie Discovers

Hi, I am Charlotte

Or Charlie, the girl behind Charie Discovers. I am a 28 years old Belgian living in Kyoto, Japan. I moved here in March 2019. While I’m studying the Japanese language, I teach English and work on freelance digital marketing projects.

This website is about my travel adventures. About a decade ago, I stepped on a plane for the very first time in my life. I guess from that moment on I became a true travel bird.

A few years  later, while I was attending University, I left Europe behind for the first time: I had the opportunity to join a Belgian family as a nanny on a trip to the east coast of the United States.

After graduating I started working in marketing and later on digital marketing. This experience was the cradle for this travel blog: in 2016 Charlie Discovers was born.

In 2018 I was able to make, with the support of a lot of people, a long-time dream come true: long-term traveling in Australasia.

After traveling for six months in New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia and Japan, I unexpectedly completely fell in love with Japan. Especially Kyoto left a deep impression.

Being back in Belgium, I felt there was still a big part of this new love I had yet to discover. Never being able to study or work abroad before, I decided this could be my chance. In March 2019 I moved to Kyoto to continue discovering this unique culture and start learning the language seriously.

I feel so happy, grateful and lucky to be able to wake up every day in ‘the land of the rising sun’. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.


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City and travel guides

My travel experiences are divided in city guides and travel guides. Don’t be shy, have a look.

Charlie Discovers city guides

Charlie Discovers travel guides