Today I’m treating myself to another blogger who spent some time in South Africa, Camila of The Things I’m Crazy For.
Camila | Things I Am Crazy For
TheThingsIAmCrazyFor is my little bit of the Internet that I dedicate to all travel and lifestyle things that inspire me. i use it as a way to remember and share my experiences as an expat, wanderluster and (forever a) student. So if you share any of my interests – which includes interesting travels, good company, good books, good food and good booze – don’t hesitate to pop by!
1 Adventure in 2014: My big adventure this summer was definitely making my British boyfriend visit around my hometown in Canada. Now that he’s gone back to the UK, my next big adventure is my visa application for my plan to move abroad for the second time.
2 Posts You Need To Read: 1) Trip of a Lifetime: Western Cape, South Africa. 2) The weird and unlikely story of looking for Tom Hanks and a mysterious castle in Rosslyn, Scotland.
3 Words to Describe The Things I Am Crazy For: Wanderlust, Bookish and Quirky.
1. WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR BLOG AND WHAT CAN READERS EXPECT TO FIND?
I started TTIACF for exactly that : inspiration. I was so inspired by other blogs and I wanted to also have my little corner of the web where I could share what inspires me and perhaps inspire people in return! The blog is about all life-related things that I’m passionate about, but it has mainly transformed into a travel blog. I’m a full-time wanderluster, so my blog is full of travel stories. I was (and am about to become again) an expat in the UK, so I also share my weird stories of culture shock. However, that does still leave space for other things that I’m obsessed with like afternoon tea, Harry Potter, wine, yoga, baking, good books and good movies. So if you like any of these, you might be a girl after my own heart!
2. WHAT IS THE GREATEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING THE WORLD?
Definitely to be grateful for what I have. I feel like I have had a very privileged life up to now, and travelling makes me realise that in the deepest ways. Whether it’s realising how grateful I am for my family who is always supporting me and pushing me to pursue my dreams, or whether it’d be for the opportunities I had the chance to be faced with. Visiting South America multiple times, and also Africa, made me realise that you don’t need much to be generous and kind – and that made me appreciate the fact that, despite not being rich at all, I have so much in my life and that really brings contentment.
3. WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD WHILE TRAVELING?
When I was in college I studied film and for my final project I made this documentary exploring the effects of a dictatorship on the art/culture of a country (with my main focus on Chile). My team interviewed this group of Chilean artists who were in town during that time. About three years later, when I headed to Chile by myself for the first time, I spent New Year’s in Valparaiso. A few days after our arrival, my cousins and I were walking down this random street. I gazed into an art shop and it reminded me of something, so I stepped in. There he was, one of the man I had interviewed for my documentary years before! We chatted a little bit about this pleasant coincidence. The world truly is smaller than we think!
4. WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY LOCATED AND WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT IT WHILE YOU’RE TRAVELING?
I’m currently back in my hometown, the gorgeous city of Montreal in Canada. I was going to say that the thing I miss most while I’m abroad is the food, but that would be slightly unfair for my family. So let’s say family first, they are all amazing, and then, very close behind, in second place, would be food! I definitely miss maple syrup and poutine the most! And fresh (and cough cough real) bagels!
5. WHERE ARE YOU HEADED NEXT?
In a few weeks, I should be heading back to the UK (fingers crossed for the visa to arrive soon). I used to be based in Scotland, where I did my postgraduate studies, and am now moving back there in the hopes of finding a job this time around and probably have a completely different experience! So prepare for more awkward expat posts!
6. WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER 1 ON YOUR TRAVEL WISH LIST?
This is such a hard question! I never know what to answer! I have countries that I can’t wait to visit in the immediate, I have life-long dreams, I have certain experiences I want to live – it all really depends. I guess for now I’ll give you one per continent – Denmark for Europe, Tanzania for Africa, Japan for Asia, Australia (or NZ) for Oceania, Atacama Desert for South America and San Francisco for North America.
Treat Yo’ Self, Camila!: I’m always down for a girl’s night in: we drink wine, we eat fast food and snacks, we watched rom-coms and we do eat other’s nails.
Treat Yo’ Self Thursday!
Welcome to the 37th Treat Yo Self Thursday!
How to Treat Yo’ Self:
- Link up your most recent blog post.
- Follow the host and co-host, Camila.
- Grab a button or link back so that more people can join the fun. Your post can only be highlighted as ‘last week’s most viewed treat’ if you link back to the link-up
- Visit at least 2 other blogs and share the love.
- Spread the word by using the hashtag #TreatYoSelfThursday and I’ll retweet your link!
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