This blog keeps reinventing itself as my journey through life unfolds.
My name is Camille. I’m in my mid thirties, Australian and grew up on the banks of the Murray River on my family’s citrus and vine property. Having a constant thirst for new experiences, I’ve made travelling a priority in and around marketing and communications jobs in tourism, hospitality, economic development, tertiary education and local government.
I started studying Spanish in 2003 prior to an eleven month trip in South America where I discovered my passion for Latin America. On that first long trip I also decided that a career break every five years or so is required in order to shake out the cobwebs, travel and do crazy things while your body still lets you, like abseiling down waterfalls in caves.
The alittlecameo blog started with a stint in Los Angeles where I discovered I don’t have the passion or self promotion for the film industry. This led to a coast-to-coast roadtrip across the US with my green Volvo called Esmeralda. Seeking some spirituality, I made a stop in Sedona, Arizona where a psychic told me many things that have started to occur, such as falling in love with a younger man.
The roadtrip ended with a crash and a snap decision “I’m going to Colombia”. Around here the blog took a 6 month hiatus while my love life ramped up and then made it through a long distance relationship with mi novio in Colombia.
After mi novio paid a visit to me and met my family and friends in Australia, I moved to live with him and his family in Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. After seven months of a living a very simple life in Santa Marta, I got a job in Bogota, where I am now getting accustomed to the cold (much easier than acclimatising to the coast’s inescapable heat!) and partaking in all the fun and diversions that life in this creative, vibrant city offers. Life in Colombia isn’t all salsa and swinging Shakira hips but it is exciting and an opportunity to challenge myself and learn new things. Plus, I’m with the love of my life, and that’s the most important thing to me.
Some things I’m loving right now:
- Moving to Bogota – and here are 15 reasons why!
- Having a visa to stay in Colombia – it wasn’t as hard to get as I initially thought, but it requires a lot of legwork. Totally worth it all though.
- Being back in Colombia – whilst I have to tell people that I’m from Australia, and no, you can’t get there by bus, we managed an epic bus trip to get back to Santa Marta.
I love a good adventure as much as I love good motivational quotes so here are a couple of goodies.
“The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.” Robert Louis Stevenson
“Real love does not recognise distance.” Anonymous
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