Day 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina! 

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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 didn’t know what to feel or what to do.
I couldn’t remember why I wanted to come here in the first place.
I was afraid to speak Spanish to ask for directions, and as a result, I would get lost a lot
I would shut down in the middle of the street, and basically cry because I didn’t know what I was doing or where I was going. (I felt lost and alone.) 

In summary, my first 24 hours were filled with all the ups and downs of culture shock.

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Now that I’ve been here for more than 48 hours, I am much more confident in my Spanish (I actually want to speak it), I know my way around the city much better now, and I’ve learned that it’s completely normal to feel culture shock.

So, my advice for anyone traveling to a completely new country (especially for the first time) is to know that culture shock is completely normal (even if it’s your millionth time traveling abroad)
Everyone will feel it differently, and every country will be a different type of shock because there’s always at least one thing that changes.

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All that to say that, I am absolutely loving Argentina, my new found perspective on things, and I can’t wait to see what adventures the next 3 months hold.

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-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Why I started writing…

~ Travel – Adventure – Explore ~

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

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I started this post with my site tagline and my sign off signature because I just wanted to say that I didn’t choose them randomly. They are the reason I started this blog.
I specifically chose those 2 sentences because I want to live by them and encourage others to always live for adventure.
I know, life can be tough and we can get so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to actually live & explore the amazing world around us. But, it’s so important that we really see and look at the world around us.

That’s why I started this blog. To encourage others and myself to live for adventure everyday because the world has so many amazing things to experience and explore.
If you’re ever having a bad day, just look around you and explore the little things surrounding you everyday that you probably always overlook. Those things can teach you a lot.
And, once you learn from those little things, start expanding your view and travel somewhere new where you will be surrounded with completely new and different bigger things.

~ Travel – Adventure – Explore ~
Treat every day as a new opportunity to experience new things!

And, that’s why I started this blog; To encourage YOU, and myself, to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. I’m going to be trying to write a new post everyday for the next 20 days (maybe more), just a heads up that these posts will probably be a little random, but hopefully very interesting. Okay, that’s it. See you tomorrow!

-Thanks for reading!