Reasons to travel

Surround yourselfWith new peopleNew foodNew cultureNew Air Immerse yourselfWith different peopleDifferent foodDifferent cultureDifferent atmosphere Teach yourself With an open mindAn open heart An open spirit An open soul Be yourselfWith a new perspectiveA new understandingA new desireA new heart Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspires you to travel, and change your perspective! -LiveForAdventure!…

Home?

Traveling abroadLearning a new languageMaking new friends Learning the cultureLiving in a new countryMaking memories . . . It’s all excitingAnd, very rewardingUntil it’s time to… Go back “home”, andResume life as you know itWith the memories The past adventuresWill always be memoriesFor yourself only Because even thoughYou’ve changed your perspectiveHome is still the same…

7 months in S.A.

Wow! I can’t believe I’ve lived in South America for a total of 7 months. . . . Half a year of living on another continent.Half a year of learning another language.Half a year of living in another culture. . . . It’s crazy to think about all the things I’ve done / learned in…

Adulting / Living Abroad

There’s a lot to learn how to do all over again. . . . It doesn’t matter if you were a pro at all those things in your home country because everything will be different in a foreign country. Yes, there will be similarities, and you will learn the differences quickly. But, you will still…

Day 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina!  . . .  My first 24 hours here were a whirlwind of emotions. I couldn’t believe that I was actually here (it seems too surreal). I was so happy that I finally made it! But, after the initial feeling of amazement and happiness, the culture shock hit me. I…

Earth + 7.6 billion people = Small world?

“It’s a big world out there!” . “Wow, what a small world!” . ^ Two very different sayings that, somehow, both make sense! Here’s a “poem” that I wrote, trying to explain that fact: The world is huge There’s only ONE world But, it’s a BIG world 7.6 billion people On ONE “small” planet And…

One sky…

The sky… The clouds… The sun… Everything up there… Just take a second, Go outside, And look up! Looking up, At the sky, Always makes me feel happy, And rejuvenated. Seeing planes, birds, jets… It all gives me hope! That there’s so much more out there – And, I want to explore it all! I…

I have a question…

I said that phrase SO MANY (more like TOO MANY) times when I was living in Chile. Or, at least, that’s what I told myself because I thought I was getting annoying, but, turns out people didn’t mind answering my questions; and I learned so much by asking all those questions during those 3 months….

Travel…

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Home after living abroad!?

Coming back home after living abroad for a time is not easy! . . . Yup, Reverse Culture Shock! It’s a real thing! . . . So, I’ve only been back from Chile for about a week now and the only way I can describe coming home after living abroad for a time is: “weird”…

Living with a host family… / Leaving Chile…

My experience living with a host family in another country in 3 words: Interesting-Exciting-Difficult . . . So, in case you don’t know. I lived with my host family in Chile for three months, and I really got to know them and they really started to become like a real second family. But, at first,…

Coco!

So, I just had a “weird” experience. . . . I just went to the movie theatre here in Chile and watched a Spanish movie (w/o subtitles). . . . It might not seem like such a weird thing, but that’s the best word I could think of to describe it. It made me feel…

Oceans…

Within a year I’ve been to the North Atlantic and the South Pacific in 3 different countries! . . . From: Nova Scotia, Canada To: Glover’s Reef, Belize To: Chile And, the craziest thing is that every time I went to the ocean in those country I forgot which country I was in for a…

It all makes sense…

I finally understand everything that happened before this trip. . . . So, here I am. I made it to Chile! I am living in this beautiful country, teaching English and learning Spanish with my host family. The process to get here was long, but definitely worth it! But, there are still days that feel…

Face the fact!

Do YOU own a passport? Fact: Did you know that more than half of the people that live in North America don’t own a passport? . . . Now, I don’t know exactly how many people live in North America, but it’s definitely a fair amount. And, the fact that only half of us own…

The world around me…

So, for today’s post, I decided to observe the most popular place of the town where I’m currently living. . . . So, I’m just sitting here in the middle of “La Plaza de Armas” in Quillota, Chile, eating manjar ice cream in 30 degree Celsius weather, in the middle of January. . . ….

Strange, yet Fascinating! 

Wow! That went by quick! 2 weeks to living in Chile-in the books! I can’t believe it’s already, and only, been two weeks. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but yet, it also feels like I’ve done so much. . . . This year (2018) has already been a crazy year, all about…

Street dogs everywhere! 

So, I’ve only been in Chile for a few days now, but one thing I’ve notice since I got here are all the street dogs. . . . Now, I didn’t say ‘stray dogs’ because they are not strays. They get fed, but when they grow up and are not puppies anymore people don’t want…

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…

Where’s the love? 

You know, I think everyone in the world should listen to that song… It speaks the truth, and it’s so relevant for the current state of the world right now. . . . There’s so much terrible things happening in the world right now; we all just need to look past it and start to…

No right or wrong…

There’s no right or wrong in the world, just different! . . . What you know in your country is, & will always be, different than what someone else knows in their country!  We all need to learn this and accept this truth because it will never change!  All cultures will remain different forever and…