About the firefly
Little by little, you will get to know me, and maybe you’ll see the firefly!
I’m Camille (or Camila if it’s easier to pronounce!), French by papers, citizen of the world by heart! I’ve caught the travel bug about 15 years ago when I went with a scholarship to the US as an Exchange student, and met amazing people from around the globe.
Then life caught up with me and I studied to become a biologist. I have worked in a lab for the last 7 years, and I’m now looking for a change! I’d like to have a positive impact on the world, on people around me and on the places that I visit. I want to try and be a responsible traveler who has no negative impact on the earth. I know this is not going to be easy, but let me try!
I’m born and raised on a Farm in the south of France, I’ve studied Biology and Biotechnology in the area and then I moved to Brussels and Amsterdam for my work. I’m a nice and friendly person who loves meeting new people and exchanging about experiences and life! As I love travelling and meeting different cultures, I dive into a new language every 2/3 years!! so I can say that I speak French, English, Spanish, quite some Dutch, Portuguese and a bit of German – ok not all completely fluently but… I can get around !!!
I like to make things myself, DIY is my motto!! When a friend comes up with a new project, I directly get involved and help !! In the past years I’ve learned drawing (if you’d asked me 2 years ago I would certainly have said, “I will never be able to draw”, but as a matter of fact, everybody can draw!!!), sewing (I started with pillows, and stuffed animals, I’m now trying clothing!!), I’ve made several leather notebook as a bookbinding project came up… what else… I very much like cooking. I love learning new recipes and fresh fruits and vegetables are my favourites!!! I also find baking super nice!!!
I’m a big nature lover, I’ve discovered in the past year that walking in nature through national parks has a soothing effect on my soul! In my everyday life, I try to reduce my impact on the environment as much as possible, reducing my waste by making my own bathroom products for example, reusing and repairing instead of buying new… Eating as local and organic as possible…
Other than that I enjoy taking beautiful pictures of landscapes and people.I’m not a professional, but I can definitely take out of the ordinary pictures of landscapes, places, life, work or anything that inspires me!!
Travelling makes my world go round and that’s why I’ve decided to take on my life’s dream and go travelling, no strings attached, for the coming year(s).
That’s it for now, but I will certainly think about more things that make me me!