It's been about a week since I've arrived in Siem Reap and I must say my body seems to be accepting this humid, hot climate in October. In NYC, I could probably enjoy the cool autumn breeze, but here...nope! My friend gave me the scoop about living in Siem Reap, but you can't really know … Continue reading 7 Tips to Prepare for Southeast Asia
8 weeks have flown by here in Agua Caliente Nueva. It's been an incredible experience living with such a wonderful family. They've welcomed me with open arms and took care of me through thick and thin, especially when I had food poisoning twice during my time here lol... Extrañaré a mi familia Mexicana 😥 Mexicanos son … Continue reading Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family
If you're living anywhere outside of an industrialized, large city, you're bound to find insects and other bugs that you haven't encountered before. This is the story of my experience with a spider the size of my HAND.
I've heard SO many stories about fantasmas (ghosts) or almas (spirits). My host father is full of these anecdotes and it's just so interesting and quite spooky since I never wanted to believe they existed. Sure, there are a bunch of TV shows about ghosts and all things haunted, but me being the scaredy cat … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Fantasmas!
Alright guys I know it's not November yet, but I had to share this fascinating tradition in Michoacán with y'all!
Human babies are born with the instinct to suckle as a means to get food. No one taught them this, just like many other animals in the world. I think it's pretty incredible how nature has a way of taking care of animals, big and small. When I went to the kitchen to grab some … Continue reading Living Like a Local: Nature’s Instincts
When you hear people talk about "Mexican time", you don't really know what that means until you've actually lived in Mexico. In the past, I went on vacations to Cancun with my family, so I didn't really count that as understanding the concept of "Mexican time" since we never had schedules to follow. Even when … Continue reading Living Like a Local: “Mexican Time”