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I’m Faith Katunga

Founder & Writer of The Witty Poet

About The Witty Poet

About the witty poet The Witty Poet

The Witty Poet is a travel and fashion blog dedicated to the scenic beauty, rich history, timeless traditions, and contemporary cultures of Italy, Malawi and beyond.

Written by a Malawian travel and fashion journalist based in Italy and travelling the world, The Witty Poet aims to inspire readers, particularly those from developing countries and underprivileged backgrounds, to believe that they, too, deserve to see the world and never give up on their dreams.

Additionally, The Witty Poet provides travel recommendations, advice on living, working, and studying in Italy, and information on how to earn a living remotely, either from the comfort of your own home or while travelling, allowing you to live a more liberating lifestyle.

How it all began

from malawi to italy & the world
About the witty poet The Witty Poet
About the witty poet The Witty Poet

About Me

My name is Faith Aka, The Witty Poet. My blog chronicles my travels throughout Italy, my adopted home, Malawi my home country, the countries I visit, and how to earn a living remotely. I am a Freelance Travel & Fashion Journalist & Content Creator living between Milan, Lombardy and Spello, Umbria, where I run my holiday rental home business, Homes by Faith. I am a book collector, photography lover and a recovering shopaholic with a penchant for history, architecture & interior design. 

Through my experiences studying, working, purchasing, and operating vacation homes in Italy, I’ve gained insight into the ins and outs of life in the Bel Paese. I moved here as a student, graduating with an MA in Fashion Culture and Management from the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the western world. I conducted thesis research and completed an internship in Berlin before beginning my freelance career there. Then I relocated to Milan to start a new life as a freelance writer, teacher, and web designer, before recently fulfilling my childhood goal of studying journalism and working as a fashion and travel journalist.

My Travel Philosophy

As an avid traveller, I believe that the world is for everyone to explore regardless of where we come from, our beliefs or skin colour. Travelling is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the best way to enjoy and appreciate it is to immerse ourselves in the places we visit.

Whether in Italy or Malawi, learning more about the history, cultures and traditions of each country we visit opens our minds to a whole new perspective. And spending time with the locals provides immeasurable growth, skills, and experiences.

The Witty Poet tells stories about the history of people and places, small towns, local artisans, inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs, and other locally cultivated topics that make a place worth visiting.

About the witty poet The Witty Poet
About the witty poet The Witty Poet
About the witty poet The Witty Poet
About the witty poet The Witty Poet

My Mission

Growing up in Malawi, I watched planes fly over the clouds as people travelled from one country to another and dreamt of doing the same one day. But, living in one of the world’s least developed countries, where travel is more than just a financial challenge, my dream seemed almost unattainable. So, every time I board a plane or train, I remember the young girl who could.

Today, through The Witty Poet, I hope to inspire readers, particularly those from developing countries like Malawi and disadvantaged backgrounds, to believe that they, too, deserve to see the world and never give up on their dreams. I also share information and resources about living, working, and studying in Italy and strategies for working remotely from the comfort of your own home or while travelling.

Contact

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