About me

I love to travel, write stories and take photos (oh, and drink coffee). However, I have one little problem - I’m terrified of flying. I've tried almost everything to overcome my fear, from taking sleeping pills to filling my mind with images of cute squirrels and Pomeranian puppies.

Well, the good thing about my pteromerhanophobia (that's your word of the day) is that it doesn't deter me from exploring new places. I have enjoyed many cups of coffee in cities across Europe, while my thirst for adventure has taken me up a couple of unforgiving mountains.

I created this blog in February 2015, a few months after returning from my second trip to Morocco. My encounter with a cranky camel called Bob Marley is in fact the inspiration behind the blog's name.  Since then, I have hiked through ancient forests in Romania looking for wild bears, camped in the Scottish Highlands (and survived multiple midge attacks) and eloped to Cuba with the man of my dreams. You can read more about my adventures (and misadventures) in my journal.

As a travel writer, I mostly enjoy writing stories about cultural experiences and exciting adventures. This blog also contains destination guides for foodies, adventure seekers and culture lovers. Being an avid photographer, I also run a series of blog posts with photography tips for beginners.

In 2017, I left my homeland, Malta, and moved to Edinburgh. I first visited Scotland in 2011, when I was still an undergrad student. I fell in love with Edinburgh from the start and hoped that one day I’d be able to live and study in the city. Well, I finally got to fulfil that dream. I studied social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded a master's degree with distinction. I currently spend most of my time creating engaging travel content, trying out new coffee shops in Edinburgh, and scrolling through photos of raccoons and squirrels on Instagram. 

If you would like to work with me, I kindly invite you to read about the blog's advertising and partnership opportunities. I also welcome travel-related questions, suggestions and feedback from both readers and fellow bloggers, so please feel free to get in touch.

 

Happy travels!

 

Daniela 

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About me

I'm a Maltese blogger and explorer who calls Edinburgh home. 

 

When I'm not busy working on my blog, you can find me eyeing the cakes at one of my local coffee shops. 

 

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