My name is Camille, and I am from a small town in northern France called Saint-Omer (Around 15,000 inhabitants).
Small today, it was one of the most important cities in the Middle Age, and I was surprised to see the famous French writer Victor Hugo mention it in several of his books…
It has an interesting history BUT it is also a cold and rainy place. Do you picture the famous British weather? Well, it is about the same… ). I soon wanted to travel and discover new places.
I first went to study as an Erasmus for a year in the middle of Ireland (Athlone). It was such a great experience (Except for the weather, again ). I got to learn about so many different cultures all in one place, and got literally passionate about it. I almost could not speak any English when I got there (school classes were a total fail for me) and I had to go through such difficulties, especially on my arrival day.
After a few weeks only, everything was perfect and I was living the dream. By the end of the year, I graduated in International Business and Management and even learnt quite a lot of Italian at the time by living with 5 of them…
I came back to France for a few months where I studied as well with foreigners whom I loved to help learn some French.
Later, I left again as an Erasmus for 6 months in Spain (Santander, Cantabria) where I learnt Spanish
After those amazing experiences I wanted another challenge and live outside Europe… I was also dying to experience the “flip-flop life”, as I love to call it
With the help of some friends, I went to finish my master by a 6 months internship in the Dominican Republic , in the Caribbean… That ended up in almost 3 years living in PARADISE.
After 6 months, I launched my company in tourism and made sure that everyone who came on the island would have an amazing AUTHENTIC time there.
BUT: am I the only one here for who it is difficult to settle somewhere long-term? I am in love with DR, but I felt I still wanted to travel around for a while…
So I started a Working Holiday Visa in January 2020, in New Zealand . I was lucky to spend there 2 blessed years away from Covid-19
During this amazing experience with my partner Tristan (who is also a French tutor on Chatterbug), we spent 3 months in the Cook islands : On Rarotonga and Aitutaki. It felt lovely to enjoy the tropical island vibes again. It will also always remain a very special place to us as it is where I got pregnant. It came along as a surprise and we decided to go on with it…
SO, after thinking about what could be our next plans according to our situation, we decided to move to Brazil in March 2022. We are now living in Florianópolis, where our little girl Luna was born 2 months after
We are learning everyday from this new life and experience! And enjoying every moment
I definitely feel that learning from others is what makes us richer and that there is always more to learn… That’s also probably a way to make the world a better place
Beside all this, I also am a Social Media Freelance Moderator and a horse-riding teacher (My passion since I am 3yo).
I am currently doing a Trust-Technique course, which is more about taking the relationship with animals to another level and help every owner and animal make the best of their relationship. It is a bit like a mix a Reiki and animal communication.
Today I can speak French, Spanish and English fluently. I would love to speak Italian again someday: Practice makes it all! And I could not keep it up in the last years.
I also started to learn Brazilian Portuguese since we arrived in Brazil, which is now kind of messing up my Spanish
I love to learn words/sentences in the languages of close people I meet: Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Maori, Hebrew… If only I had time to learn them all!
I really look forward to meeting you all and get to know about you (In French)!