Welcome to Anita Beyond The Sea
By now you’ve probably guessed it, my name is Anita.
I’ve been calling French Guiana my home for 9 years now. This remote region of France (nearby Brazil) inspires me every day to be in contact with nature. I regularly escape in the Amazonian Forest that surrounds us, to resource my soul with the green energy of the “Lungs of the Earth”.
This blog is for you If :
- You are seeking inspiration for your next travel.
- You look for adventurous hikes or cultural trips.
- You’re a city and nature lover, that’s not a contradiction you can be both. 😉
…Enjoy the read!
Want to know more about me? Here is my story
I was born in Massa, a city between the mountains and the sea in Tuscany.
Since I was a kid, I got used to stimulating my curiosity, through books and travel. And be independent. These qualities shaped my personality and by the age, I obtained my high school diploma, I knew I wanted to explore the world, to be a global citizen.
London was my first stop. For two months I breathed and lived in this extraordinary city that has so much to offer. But my fate wasn’t to settle there and I moved home again. After a short trip to Ukraine, I found myself again on a plane, this time to cross the Atlantic Ocean and land in French Guiana.
This wild region of France stole my heart, and that’s why today (after 9 years!) I still live there with my husband, our son, two dogs, and a cat. Since 2016 I work at the Guiana Space Centre. Today I’m a planning manager of the ground segment for the electric, air conditioning, and optical systems by day. While I pursue my dreams of becoming a travel writer by night.
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Random Facts about me
🗣️I speak: Italian, French and English
✈️Distance I traveled by plane: + 280 000 km, that’s 7 times the Earth’s circumference.
🗺️Countries visited: 33
🏙️Favourite cities: Istanbul, Turkey, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
🏖️Favourite beaches: Praslin, Seychelles, and Antigua
🍽️Weirdest thing I’ve eaten: wasps and fireflies
🎈Favourite travel experience: hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey, and 4WD drive in Wadi Rum, Jordan
🦎Favourite animal encounters: a chameleon in Madagascar and a baby amazon parrot in Brazil