It’s a big world out there!

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
— Astronomer Carl Sagan

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So, I found this quote and wanted to share it because it makes me want to get up and travel somewhere, exploring the unknown parts of the world.
There’s a place out there in the world that has something incredible that is just waiting for you to discover it. Get out of your safe little bubble of the world you know and discover something new and unknown.
There’s something out there in the world that no one has discovered yet; maybe you could be the first (and possibly only).

  • I say, first, because more than half of the world hasn’t even been discovered yet, so you might be the one curious person near that place to discover a new hidden location.
    The world is big enough for you to find that one place you love that no one has seen before you.
  • And, I say, only, because since you discovered this new place, you can keep the hidden location a secret to yourself, or you can share it with the world; it’s your choice (I recommend sharing it because if it’s just sitting there waiting to be known, why not make it become known by many explorers).

The world is full of new things to explore!
It just takes one adventure for you to find them!
So, put that fear behind you and go explore the amazing unknown things this world has to offer!

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to travel and to let go of any fear or doubts you have about exploring unknown places.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Don’t underestimate it!

Even if you think and say to yourself: “No, it won’t bother me, I can ignore it.”
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but, you are wrong.
You can’t escape it!
IT’S INEVITABLE!

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If you didn’t already guess, I’m talking about culture shock.
Seriously, though, I’ve traveled to many different countries, but I still always feel some sort of culture shock in a new country.

Culture shock is always (sometimes just slightly) present because each country has “at least” one thing that is new and different.
But, don’t worry, culture shock isn’t and shouldn’t be scary because whenever you feel it,  it means that you are aware of your new surrounding and you are learning about the different things about that country.

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So, next time you go to a new country, don’t expect anything to happen, just:

EMBRACE THE CULTURE SHOCK!
And, learn as much as you can from it!


Thanks for reading!


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

 

Santiago, Chile – Day 1 

So, I’ve officially boarded the plane to Chile. And, all I want to do right now is sleep because it’s currently 01:00 (please consider this when reading the following post)

For those of you interested, I’m flying in a Boeing 777-300ER. And, it’s a completely full flight. But, even though I will be squished in this plane for 10 hours, I am absolutely pumped to land in Chile. Right now, I’m really tired, but I know that once I land, I will catch a second wind of energy. 

3 hours later…

I just woke up to the sound of my ear buds playing Spanish music and the smell of breakfast coming. These sounds and smells made me even more excited, (but also a little nervous) for the adventure ahead. I’m excited (and nervous) to see if I learned enough Spanish, and to see what it’s like to live in another country. 

2 hours later… (landed)

Well. I’m here, standing on the porch of my hostal room. And, can I just say that as soon as I landed, culture shock (& the heat) hit me like a brick. 

I mean, I’ve been preparing for this trip for a while, but still, nothing could have prepared me for this surprise for the following reasoms:

1- I’m coming from winter weather (-10) to Mediterranean summer weather (+30).

2- My brain didn’t realize how fast people actually speak Spanish. They understand me and then think I’m fluent, so they speak faster which makes all my conversations lasts maximum 5 minutes. 

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So, it’s 22:00 on my first day (technically half day) here in Chile. (Landed at 13:00 & didn’t get to my hostal until 14:30). And, since then, I’ve just been walking around discovering everything I can, until I crash for the night. 

Seriously though, I am SO tired (12 hours of flying later). I was ready to go to bed at 20:00, but I’m trying to get over jetlag as quickly as possible because I have a busy and exciting 3 months ahead of me. 

And, even though all I did today was walk around and visit the local grocery store, I feel like I already learned a lot about the culture.

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Well, that’s my journey here and my first thoughts during my first day in Santiago, Chile.  I’m going to sleep now, so tomorrow can be an even better day. 

¡Buenos Noches!

P.S. I don’t know if I’ll actually continue writing these everyday day with day 1, day 2 and so on; but for now, let’s say so. 

Thanks for reading! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

The Unknown… 

I’m tired of feeling stuck! I want to travel & experience new & different things!

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I’m tired of living in this bubble of what I know about the world. I am starting to get tired of my comfort zone (I think this is a sign that I need to change something). I want to travel & explore the world because I want to learn more about the unknown.
The bubble that I live was a great place to grow up in, but, now I am ready to grow/change outside of my comfort zone.

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After the few trips abroad that I’ve taken, I now realize that everyone should try & grow outside of their comfort zone because it’s the only way to truly learn who you are, while also learning that the safe bubble you currently live in is not an accurate representation of yourself and the world.
There’s a whole world out there waiting for you to discover it & learn the truth about yourself and the world you live in!

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Sometimes we need to let go & move on; away from what we know because there’s so much that we still don’t know.
We must travel & see new things to keep growing!

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Some people will say that they grow during different seasons of their life, but I know (from experience), that it’s a different type of growth.
You see, growing inside your comfort zone during a different period in your life is vastly different than growing outside your comfort during different periods in your life.

When you grow outside of your comfort zone, in the unknown, you are not only growing during a different period in your life, you are learning, growing, exploring and realizing that you are different than you thought.

You are growing during a different period in your life in a completely new environment.

If you’re scared to step out into the unknown, you need to realize that being scared means that you’re too comfortable where you are and should really consider stepping out.
And, if you’re scared because you don’t know what will happen, that’s perfect!
That’s why it’s called “the unknown”, you shouldn’t know what’s going to happen next.
That’s what makes stepping out into the next chapter of your life so exciting; you are completely oblivious to what will happen next (just like traveling; you can plan a trip as much a you want, but when you arrive at your destination your plans could change drastically, & there’s nothing you can do about it, it will inevitably happen). But, that’s what makes traveling so exciting (at least, for me), going with the flow & living in the moment.

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Anyways, all this to say:
Please don’t be afraid of the unknown! I know it can be scary at first, but who knows what can happen if you just take that step you’ve always been scared to take! The only way to find out is to:

Step out into the unknown!

 

Thank for reading! I hope this post encouraged you in some way! Now, get out there and:


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂