Grumpy Camel


Hi! I’m Daniela, the caffeine-fuelled writer behind Grumpy Camel.

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I grew up in the Mediterranean island of Malta, studied anthropology in the marvellous city of Edinburgh, got married in Cuba, and now I’m back in my hometown, living in a nice sunny flat by the sea.

I created Grumpy Camel in 2015, after returning from a wonderful journey through Morocco. The blog’s name was inspired by a camel I met in the Sahara – a cranky creature called Bob Marley.

Since then, I’ve been exploring some of the most stunning places on Earth, one slow step at a time (I stop to take photos every two seconds).  

I’ve hiked through the bear-populated forests of Romania, sipped overpriced coffee in a dozen piazzas, climbed a few mountains, and survived multiple midge attacks in the Scottish Highlands.

When I’m not busy working on my blog or daydreaming about my next trip, you can find me curled up on the sofa with a good book and a glass of wine.  

A little bit about my blog

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Grumpy Camel is about embracing slow travel. My goal is to help you connect with a place through its people, history, and cuisine.

I believe that travel should be about meaningful and authentic experiences, not long bucket lists or jam-packed itineraries. In fact, you won’t find any 2-day city guides on my blog, or ’10 countries in 1 month’ type of posts.

My travel guides are written for those who enjoy exploring new places at a leisurely pace. As a slow traveller, you want to immerse yourself in local culture, visit the lesser-known neighbourhoods of a city, and carve out time for a good nap.

I hope that you find my content helpful and inspiring. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!