Mini home in Rovaniemi, Finland

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After spending one night in Lulea (Sweden) and one in Kemi (Finland) (you can read about it in the blog post Lapland tour: arriving in Sweden and crossing the border to Finland https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2020/02/02/lapland-tour-arriving-in-sweden-and-crossing-the-border-to-finland/) the next destination of the one-week travel in Lapland was Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus! Rovaniemi is a popular destination for families, … Continue reading Mini home in Rovaniemi, Finland

Viaggio in macchina dal Continente alla Gran Bretagna: meglio il traghetto o l’Eurotunnel?

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Photo from Pinterest.com L’altro ieri sera siamo tornati in Italia dopo aver vissuto per 14 mesi in Scozia, paese d’origine di mia nonna, che pur essendosi trasferita definitivamente in Italia quando aveva 25 anni (io ho fatto il viaggio opposto l’anno scorso, a 23!) ha un casa nell’Ayrshire.  Dato che i due viaggi, di andata … Continue reading Viaggio in macchina dal Continente alla Gran Bretagna: meglio il traghetto o l’Eurotunnel?

5 cose che mi mancheranno della Scozia, 5 cose che mi sono mancate dell’Italia

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Settimana prossima l'anno di vita in Scozia giungerà al termine (salvo catastrofi e/o cambiamenti governativi). E' stato un anno importante: ho lavorato, ho fatto il mio Master (purtroppo finito in modo improvviso e brusco) e ho conosciuto cari amici, scozzesi e non. So già che la Scozia mi mancherà da morire, e stasera mentre facevo … Continue reading 5 cose che mi mancheranno della Scozia, 5 cose che mi sono mancate dell’Italia

Lapland tour: arriving in Sweden and crossing the border to Finland

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Kemi, Finland As I haven't travelled much lately (except for Ibiza in September and the Christmas holidays back home on Lake Como, Italy) I want to keep writing about past travels. I hope you don't mind, but don't worry, I remember my travels well and I also have all the hotels' and restaurants' names available, … Continue reading Lapland tour: arriving in Sweden and crossing the border to Finland

A tiny, pretty island called Gili Meno

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Last night I finally finished reading "Eat, pray, love", which I had started like three months ago. I really enjoyed that book, even if it had some slow parts where I interrupted my reading for a couple weeks. I always knew that its author Elizabeth Gilbert started a pilgrimage of her readers to Bali (I … Continue reading A tiny, pretty island called Gili Meno

A candlelight birthday by the pool in Ubud

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Hello dear readers! Lately I've been quite quiet on the blog and I'm really sorry about this, as writing here has always made me happy and sharing travel stories or just my life in general has always been good for me and I hope that I gave you some good advice for your future travels … Continue reading A candlelight birthday by the pool in Ubud

Trip to Bali: our amazing hotel in Ubud

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Last June my boyfriend and I went to Indonesia for two weeks, we left on the 15th of June (two days after my boyfriend's birthday) and celebrated my birthday there, on the 18th of June. I loved that trip because I graduated from university the month before, May 2018, so I was so satisfied and … Continue reading Trip to Bali: our amazing hotel in Ubud

The ending to our Asian trip: the idyllic beaches of Koh Kood

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Tinkerbell Resort After visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap and Angkor we decided to end our Asian trip on the heavenly beaches of the Thai island of Koh Kood (also written Ko Kut or Koh Kod), a small island in the Gulf of Thailand, in front of the Cambodian coast. Many say that this is … Continue reading The ending to our Asian trip: the idyllic beaches of Koh Kood

La mia guida di Londra: le 11 visite imperdibili

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Londra è la seconda città piu' visitata al mondo, dopo Bangkok e prima di Parigi (https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/most-visited-cities-around-world/) ed è la mia preferita. Per Londra fu amore a prima vista, quando ci andai per la prima volta a dieci anni con mia mamma. La mia visita piu' recente è stata lo scorso novembre, con una mia cara … Continue reading La mia guida di Londra: le 11 visite imperdibili

My birthday on the Isle of Arran

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I live for cottages like this - my ideal home (If you wish to see Arran on a sunny day then check out my old blogpost: https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2019/04/23/easter-in-arran-brodick-castle-goat-fell/) Many call the Isle of Arran "Scotland in miniature" because you can see a synthesis of this beautiful country. It takes 55 minutes to reach it with the … Continue reading My birthday on the Isle of Arran

My guide to London: the 11 “must-see” spots

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(Versione in italiano: https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2019/06/25/la-mia-guida-di-londra-le-11-visite-imperdibili/) Notting Hill London is the second most visited city in the world, after Bangkok and before Paris (https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/most-visited-cities-around-world/) and it happens to be my favourite. My most recent trip to London has been last November, I went with a friend of mine and her two kids. It was my fifth time … Continue reading My guide to London: the 11 “must-see” spots

Moving from Siem Reap to Koh Kood: the infernal journey

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Luxury transfer On our fifth day in Cambodia we left our hotel at 8am to catch a bus (more like a van, actually) that would take us back to Thailand, precisely in Trat, where the ferries to the island of Koh Kood leave. We were looking forward to our relaxing end to the trip. It … Continue reading Moving from Siem Reap to Koh Kood: the infernal journey

Cosa sapere prima di trasferirsi in UK

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(English version: https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2019/05/30/what-to-know-before-moving-to-the-uk/) Come forse saprete il mio è un blog di viaggi e lifestyle, quindi non tratto solo il tema dei viaggi ma scrivo anche della mia vita in Scozia. Ho deciso di tradurre questo blogpost in italiano, anche se di solito scrivo in inglese, perché penso sia più utile, dato che parlo del … Continue reading Cosa sapere prima di trasferirsi in UK

What to know before moving to the UK

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(Italian version: https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2019/05/30/cosa-sapere-prima-di-trasferirsi-in-uk/) As you may know mine is a lifestyle and travel blog, so I'm not talking only about travels but also about my life. If you have read the "About me" section (https://camyinwonderworld.blog/about-me/) or previous posts, you'll also know that almost three months ago I moved from Italy to Scotland with my boyfriend … Continue reading What to know before moving to the UK

Cambodian trip: sunrise at the Angkor Wat and the Landmine Museum

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Seeing the sunrise on the Angkor Wat from a hot air balloon... That's on my bucket list now! Hello dear readers! How are you? I hope you are having a nice weekend. Here in Scotland it's raining, today we wanted to go to the farmers' market and then to buy a camping tent in Clydebank, … Continue reading Cambodian trip: sunrise at the Angkor Wat and the Landmine Museum

Cambodian trip: the temples of Angkor

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One of the 216 faces of the Bayon Hello dear readers! Happy Saturday, what are you up to this weekend? Write it down in the comments so that maybe I'll get some inspiration. If you follow me on Instagram (@camyinwonderwblog) you'll know that tomorrow new windows are coming and I'm quite happy and excited to … Continue reading Cambodian trip: the temples of Angkor

Breakfast at the Waterside Hotel

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Don't you love it when you end up with an empty fridge and you've got an excuse to go out for a meal? I surely do! Yesterday Gabriele (my boyfriend) didn't have his English class, because his teacher couldn't be there, so we decided to go out for breakfast. I had been at the Waterside … Continue reading Breakfast at the Waterside Hotel

Thai trip: Wat Phra Singh and Chiang Mai’s Walled Old City

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Hello dear readers! Today I'll write about our last day in Chiang Mai, when we visited the Wat Phra Singh temple, in the Old City. It's placed near a very noisy, busy road but the walled old part of the town has some beautiful little streets where you felt like you were in a rural … Continue reading Thai trip: Wat Phra Singh and Chiang Mai’s Walled Old City

Thai trip: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

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Hello readers! Me dressed up as Lost's Dharma Project Here I am with the third blogpost about my trip to Thailand and Cambodia. After having left Bangkok, we arrived in the beautiful town of Chiang Mai. We spent 3 nights and 4 days there, before catching our flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. What we loved … Continue reading Thai trip: Maerim Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

Thai trip: a night train to Chiang Mai

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Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok Good evening dear readers! I hope everything is fine with you. Here in Scotland it's so sunny today. This morning my bf went to his English class while I did a yoga session. I love following "Yoga with Adriene" youtube tutorials, I started doing them again (after A LOT … Continue reading Thai trip: a night train to Chiang Mai

Bathroom: before and after

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Good evening dear readers, Today I'd like to show you the before/after photos of our bathroom. After changing the bed in the main bedroom (https://camyinwonderworld.blog/2019/04/07/new-bed-before-and-after/), we switched to renovating the bathroom, which I personally think is very, very important in a property. Especially as I love hot, long baths. 😛 The bathroom is where you … Continue reading Bathroom: before and after

Easter in Arran (Brodick Castle & Goat Fell)

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The highest point we reached, going towards Goat Fell Hello dear readers! I hope you have spent great Easter holidays. We had a blast: Saturday I went to see the Kilmarnock VS Aberdeen football match with my boyfriend, my German friend from university and my Scottish relatives and we had a lot of fun! When … Continue reading Easter in Arran (Brodick Castle & Goat Fell)

Saltcoats beach, Ardrossan castle and spring blossoms

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Good evening dear readers! I hope you're having a great Good Friday. Today the beach was packed because of the Easter holidays and because it was the best weather ever. If only I think about the 7th of March, when we first stepped foot on the Scottish soil... It was so cold! I wasn't feeling … Continue reading Saltcoats beach, Ardrossan castle and spring blossoms

What to know before bringing your cat to the UK

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Hey there! I've thought about writing this post because I believe that somebody might be interested in this. The 5th of March my boyfriend, my cat Minnie and I left Lake Como to come to Scotland. We drove across Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. We then took the P&O night ferry from … Continue reading What to know before bringing your cat to the UK

Wild flowers in the woods

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Hello readers! How are you doing? I just wanted to share with you some photos that I took yesterday. My boyfriend, my dear friends and I went to Kelburn castle & country park, in Fairlie (near Largs). The sun was shining, it wasn't windy... the weather was just perfect, really. Because of this reason I … Continue reading Wild flowers in the woods

Last-minute escape to Ibiza, the white island

Ibiza's Stonehenge It's January, the weather is miserable and cold and you're trying to cope with the first weeks back to uni, school or work. I've always found January quite depressing, because the best part of winter (Christmas) has been left behind and now I just wish spring would arrive. That's why I feel like … Continue reading Last-minute escape to Ibiza, the white island