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June 1, 2017

Hi guys!

So this is my first post on here. Just wanted to write something quickly and tell you about me and more importantly – this! My new idea, my baby i have born for over a year now. It’s finally seeing daylight now, haha.

I will try to keep this short, just wanted something on here for the few of you that’s already made your way over here (:

Pretty Much Local is company founded and created by me, Therese Hansson. The idea for the name came when I was living in Australia, my friends and workmates would always refer to me as “pretty much a local”. This frase really stuck with me, as it implies something more than just who you are or the fact that you are there visiting.

Travelling is one of my main interests in life, and wherever I go – I really try to adapt to the culture and the customs of the community. I am a real empath, and love to connect with all different types of people. The people of a place truly makes the place what it is, and therefore i try to learn the language and the culture of the people. I feel as I have not really seen a place until I know it’s people. What are their passions and dreams? What are their struggles? How do they communicate with one another?

In a lot of cases language has been a huge barrier, not a lot of people actually do speak English when it cuts to the chase. This is why language has become such a passion in my life. I realized that me as a guest in a community is the one who should make the effort to communicate, and therefore my passion for learning new languages has grown tremendously.

The goals I aspire to achieve thanks to this webpage are:

  1. To communicate and share with you guys the real side of the places I visit. The inhabitants of a city, the language, the culture, the customs. The hidden gems. What someone who’s pretty much a local would do when they are there.
  2. Further on I aspire to make a change for the people of the communities I have the privilege of visiting. What are their troubles in life? How can I help them? I always want to leave a place, a situation or a person more beautiful than they where before i arrived. I aim to make the world a little bit better for everyone in it.
  3. Educate and mentor other people to become what they want, by pursuing my goals I aspire to inspire people who where in the same situation like I was. I want to make a change in the world, and I believe that changes are best made when you start with yourself, you learn yourself from teaching others, and therefore my progress can only evolve to the next level if i share with you the steps i have taken. If I let you come with me on this journey. If I even can only help one person to move forward in life, it would make me the happiest person in the world.

I will hit you up soon with some cool info, just felt the need to put some sort of blogpost up so that it doesnt look all empty (:


speak soon!