Lost @ home

“Traveling – It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” . . . You see, feeling homesick in another country, brings back the memories about things missed from home. But, feeling homesick at home, is confusing because you’re home, so you think you should feel fine….

Hello Fall?…

…So…when I normally think about Fall, I think about: – Leaves falling -Sweater weather -Time to get ready for snow…and Christmas… Well, that’s not the case for me this Fall because it’s Fall right now in Chile, and I can’t think about any of those things. Instead, I’m thinking about: going swimming, maybe getting ice…

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…

Hope For Your Future…

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. -Robert H. Schuller . . . So, before I begin, I should start by saying that I don’t know the person who said that quote, but, when I read it, I immediately remembered one of the main reasons why I made the decision to live here,…

Seeing…

Seeing something with your own eyes is always better! . . . I came across this image earlier today, and I just had to share it because it’s so great. If you’re even remotely considering traveling abroad, just go. Don’t ask people for their opinion, unless they’ve been to that country and they love traveling,…

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. . . ….

Learning…

For the record: I don’t know the person that posted the previous tweet, but I very much agree with it. Here’s why: . . . As a high school and college graduate, I do think education is important to start your life by learning the basics. But, as a traveler, I know that I still…

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…

First Post of 2018!

I can’t believe it’s 2018! That’s crazy! It’s also so crazy that I spent my New Years’ in a new continent and a new country for the first time! . . . So, if you haven’t been following my previous posts, I am currently in Chile (since December 27, 2017), and I will be living…

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! . . . If you didn’t already guess, I’m talking about culture shock. Seriously, though, I’ve traveled to many different countries, but…

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…

Always use a compass! (or a map)

It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling in a new country or exploring & discovering yourself; you should always use some sort of compass (or map)! . . . Your moral compass is one of the best compasses you can have because it will always lead you in the right direction on a trip, or in…

Growing-Up…

I hate adulting! Growing-up Sucks! Yes, sure, sometimes it’s cool, but sometimes it just sucks! . . . Yes, it’s not the funnest thing ever, but you must learn to embrace it because saying ‘it sucks’ isn’t going to make you younger; you’re always going to be growing-up. So, you might as well accept it and…

Dear millennials,

  . . . Disclaimer: For you non-millennials out there, a millennial is defined as: someone born between 1980-1990, and reaching adulthood in the early 21st century. Let me reassure you that even if you are not a millennial, you will want to read the following letter. . . . Dear millennials,      WAKE UP!!!…

Coffee Shops…

I wrote a post earlier (last month) about Grocery Stores and how much you can learn about a culture by visiting a grocery store. So, I recommend that before you read any further, you should go read that post. Here’s the link: The Grocery Store … So, I’m sitting here, in this very diverse coffee…

The Unknown… 

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of year again… the time of year where everyone is posting what they’re thankful for on social media… and, to be honest, I’m really not a fan of this “holiday”! Before you judge me, let me explain why. . . . Before I start listing the reasons why I’m not a fan…

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…

The Grocery Store

The most interesting & culturally diverse place in the world!  . . . Seriously though, grocery stores really are the most interesting and culturally diverse places in the world!  See it for yourself, next time you are in a new country. Just go visit the local grocery store because you can learn a lot about…

Why I love learning new languages?

Hello – Bonjour – Hola – 你 好 . . . I’ve always been so fascinated with languages (I don’t know if that’s because I grew up speaking 2 already or because I just really like learning about different languages and cultures)! . . . Anyways.. It’s all just so fascinating to me… …That people…