How to deal with credit card fraud while traveling

How to deal with credit card fraud while traveling

I said it before but I'll say it again - traveling isn't all sunshine and rainbows. It's inevitable to come across countless numbers of problems when you travel. I firmly believe that the longer you travel, the more problems you'll come across...unless your crazy lucky. But we have to remember that that's just life. It's [...]

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Learning a new language while you’re abroad

Picture: me working with a Brazilian local who couldn't speak any English in Rio Das Ostras. I've always wanted to learn another language. I usually tend to get motivated when I go overseas and then struggle to communicate with the locals...when this happens, I come back home with this burning desire to learn the language of [...]

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

I always knew I wanted to come to Colombia. It was in my plan the whole time...and Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali were on my bucket list. Today, I arrived in Medellin (I can finally check off three of the four cities). As a nature lover, I'm surprised I haven't actually explored the beautiful nature [...]

28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

We all hear of horror transport stories – whether it’s a train, boat, plane or bus ride. I’ve certainly heard a few in my life but I never would have thought I’d live through one of them from catching a bus to Vietnam. Before hopping on this bus, the longest ride I’ve had was a [...]

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

Ok I’m kind of lying when I say I came here on a whim. I knew I was coming here but didn’t plan to come here so quickly. I initially planned to come to Colombia by catching a 4-5 day slow boat from Brazil… It was a ridiculously tough decision for me because I was [...]

Chivalry is not dead (at least in South America)

Chivalry is not dead (at least in South America)

1 March 2019 – just a random thought about Brazil, South America and self-confidence This entry is very personal to me. So enjoy, be gentle and understand I’m opening the doors of my heart to you. I’m allowing my vulnerable enemy to attack and potentially breaking my healing wounds. Judgment is a natural human reaction…but [...]