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Meet Federico and Kemkem

Meet Federico and Kemkem: About Us

The are our stories of how we got from there (U.S) to here (Malta) to here (Spain), slow traveling through Europe and beyond.

Kemkem’s story:

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I grew up in Africa, and moved to the States as a teenager. My first years were spent in Boston and l attended college there. Four years after graduation, l moved to Los Angeles where l lived there for 19 years. I met Federico in L.A and we moved to Houston a short while later. We were there for six years. I worked as a pharmacist from many, many, many years.

Federico’s story:

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I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. My profession for the past twelve years has been as a freelance professional photographer. I moved to Melbourne Australia from Rome, and have had the good fortune to work with some great fashion photographers, both there and in Los Angeles. I started out as a fashion, editorial style photographer, but have since expanded to include other forms, such as Landscape and wedding coverage.

Our Story:

A family tragedy made us realize that life is short. Our dream had always been to travel, not get trapped in the traditional mode of work till 65, then retire and travel. Somehow, we had gotten lost along the way. So, we basically sold everything (everyone always says that :-) ) and decided to make our base somewhere in Europe so we could travel more since the countries were so close. We ended up in Malta, and lived there for a year and half. We moved to Spain, and are currently based in the beautiful Andalusian city of Seville. This blog documents our travels, where we go, what we eat, where we stay and our opinions.

Where you fit in:

We hope our travels inspire you to get out there and see more of the world. While this is not always possible for many, we would still like you to be an armchair traveler and live vicariously through us. Journey with us as we take our next bite of life. Sign up for our newsletter and make sure you don’t miss new posts on the blog.

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death – Auntie Mame

 

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30 Comments

  1. VisitSiena

    thank you for following my blog ! happy that you like it :) what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here :)

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    • kemkem

      Thanks Justin. I will certainly try. I am trying to get the hang of this. I also plan on writing about your blog. I really like it and have learned a lot. I have just read about boglehead.org from your links page. I like that forum.

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      • Justin @ Root of Good

        Cool! Glad you are digging Root of Good. I think you are doing a great job so far. You share interesting anecdotes and write well. The pictures are phenomenal. One small suggestion: when you have a link to share, make sure it’s “linked”. If you are using wordpress, there’s a little “link” button that makes it easier to turn the text into a clickable link. Since many people surf on a phone or tablet these days, having clickable links is a big time saver!

        Keep up the good work!

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        • kemkem

          Awwhh shucks! Thank you kind sir! Thanks for the tip on the link. I will certainly try it. Not blowing smoke up the half ass cheek in the waiting room or anything, but l truly enjoy your blog. I will pass on your compliment about the pictures to the hubby. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Very much appreciated.

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  2. Big Guy Money

    Thanks for stopping by Big Guy Money! I agree with Justin – the pictures you have on your site are breathtaking. For some reason travel overseas spooks me a little, not sure why! I’ll have to figure it out and conquer it.

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    • kemkem

      Thank you for the compliment. I will pass it on to my husband. He is a photographer and is always appreciative when his work is noticed. Come on in to the World of international travel, the water is just fine! :0)

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  3. Victoria

    Hi kemkem, thank you so much for following me and your support. You’ve got a great blog going on there and I can’t wait to read more on a regular basis LOL! I thought I had done the same and couldn’t find you so I’m following you now….!

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  4. simone2013xy

    Hi,

    I just found your blog and want to invite you to provide a guest post for our site, Retirement And Good Living.

    We launched our retirement site at http://retirementandgoodliving.com The site provides information on a variety of topics including travel, retirement locations, life, health, volunteering, finances, hobbies, part time work and much more to boomers, recent retirees and others thinking about or planning for retirement.

    Currently the blog section of our site is comprised entirely of posts by guests on a variety of topics. To date over 150 guests from around the globe provided posts for our blog.

    Please let me know if you are interested and I will forward additional information.

    Thanks,

    Simone Harrison
    Retirement And Good Living

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    • kemkem

      Thanks for the email Simone. I took a look at the site and l fit in the demographic. I would be interested in doing a guest post.

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  5. KemiLogical

    I LOVE it auntie…Definitely going to spread the word. GREAT works

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    • kemkem

      Thanks for stopping by missy! And thanks for spreading the word!

      Reply
  6. Christine

    I just came across your blog, I am so excited to see you and your husband have settled in Malaga. I loved my time there and given the chance would love to move back. Enjoy and I can’t wait to read all about your time there and Spain in general.

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    • kemkem

      I’m so glad you found the blog as well! It’s always nice to meet new people, and especially one who has lived in Malaga before. It took a bit, but l am happy to say we’re adjusting nicely, and can’t wait to start exploring all Malaga and Spain have to offer. Thanks for the comment.

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  7. Jeroen

    Dear,

    I wanted to inform you that I uploaded a video from my visit to the Blue Lagoon in Malta last August.

    I thought it might be interesting for your website.

    Thanks,
    Jeroen

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    • kemkem

      Thanks for the link. I will do a post soon on Blue Lagoon and include. I’m glad you gas fun at this beautiful place. :-)

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    • kemkem

      Thank you Kerstin. I appreciate it. I will figure out a way to combine it with a previous nomination… :-)

      Reply
  8. meccasue

    Just found your blog from Budget and the Beach. Looks interesting. Love your life path! I’ll be checking it out.

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    • kemkem

      Hello! I’m so glad you’re here, and that you enjoy my flying by the seat of my pants. I will try not to disappoint :-). I appreciate the comment.

      Reply
  9. BBQboy

    Hey kemkem. Just a test to see if you get this comment

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    • kemkem

      Got it..thanks for the head up !!!

      Reply
  10. Enn

    Hi Kemkem & Federico – You live the life that my husband and I plan to live in the next 5 years. Your adventuresome nature is wonderful and I wish you both all the luck and love in the world! I look forward to reading about more of your travels and fun. Have a beautiful day!

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    • kemkem

      Awwhhh … Thanks a lot for the good wishes. You know five years is not a long time. It’ll be here in the blink of an eye :-). I remember we were going to get our affairs in order and the 2 years went by so quickly. I am going to start following your journey as well…especially if a little one joins you guys..hah hah..see..been reading :-)

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  11. Anita and Richard @ No Particular Place To Go

    How fun to stumble upon your blog and realize that, not only are we setting up house in neighboring countries (Portugal and Spain) but we’re both run away pharmacists fleeing from Texas! Love your blog! Anita

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    • kemkem

      Yeah! I didn’t realize you had been a pharmacist in your previous life haha!!! Nice. I have been keeping up with you guys since l discovered you a few months ago..loving the adventures :-) . I must say you guys definitely look younger in your new pictures. The nomad life definitely agrees with you. Glad you found us!!!

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  12. Beauty Along the Road

    Congratulations on leaving the rat race behind and following your wanderlust!

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    • kemkem

      Thanks a lot. It feels good :-) ;-)

      Reply

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