Being a World Traveler

My friends would say I’m a world traveler. People on Facebook that I haven’t seen in a few years, would often start a conversation with “So, where are you now?” instead of asking what I’m up to. It’s a fair question, because in the last 6 years I’ve lived in 6 different countries, and traveled to countless others. Some people envy this nomadic lifestyle, while others wish I would stick to a more traditional path – Marriage, mortgage, and babies.  But I’m really happy with my life, and am also happy to be embarking on a new year-long adventure to Bolivia with Cuso International. It will be the first time by long-term beau, Steve, will accompany me on a trip, which makes for a lot of exciting new adventures.

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Steve and I, heading off on our adventure to Bolivia, and after arriving in Bolivia at the Christo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Arriving in any country is always a blend of nerve-wracking and exciting:

  • What if nobody speaks my language?
  • Wow, it’s so beautiful!
  • What if I can’t get my visa in time?
  • The people here are so friendly!
  • I hope I can make friends… :s
  • Who knew they served delicious Mai Tai’s in the Irish bar down the street?

I love exploring a new city and a new culture. It’s not always easy, but it is always a good way to learn about yourself and others.  There’s a line in a song by Michael Franti I really like, that speaks to how I feel about travelling:

“It seems like everywhere I go,

The more I see, the less I know…”

Travelling is the best way I know to learn about the world, and I hope you can follow us on our new project, the Expat Coffee Club to explore what it’s like to be a nomadic woman in the world today. Maybe we can learn new things together 🙂

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