My Adventures In Mexico!

My Adventures In Mexico!

I'm writing this blog post from a hostel in Oaxaca as bombs and festive music emanate from the central square in celebration of Guetlaguetza. It's an annual indigenous cultural event focused on traditional dancing in costumes and includes parades complete with indigenous walking bands, native food, and arts & crafts. I had no idea this festival even existed until someone was talking about it on the 12-hour bus ride last night.

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Part 1: How To Travel For Cheap

Part 1: How To Travel For Cheap

This blog post is part of a continuing series on How To Travel For Cheap that will eventually become a short book consisting of 25 chapters that will give aspiring travelers the courage to set out and explore the world on his/her own. Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels...

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Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

What did I learn during this whole experience? 1. The immigration system is very inefficient. This should be common knowledge by now. 2. Roads in Honduras are atrocious; their tax dollars are apparently hard at work on lining the pockets of corrupt politicians. 3. Be trusting of people and they will return the favor. 4. Learn basic Spanish phrases to communicate more effectively. I already know that one, but simply lack the motivation. 5. With passionate persistence, you achieve pretty much anything you set your mind to.

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No Health Insurance, No Problem

I'm currently writing this from a private room at a hostel in Leon, Nicaragua. I arrived earlier today via chicken bus from the capital Managua. I awoke early this morning in a dorm at Paradiso Hostel with a beautiful view of Laguna de Apoyo. After going for a swim during sunset, I ate a delicious breakfast on a covered patio overlooking the clear blue lake. In this moment, I couldn't think of a better way to be spending my time on this blue sphere floating in space.

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