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A Typical day of Travel is no Typical Day

By May 13, 2017 Living Abroad, Travel

 

Traveling in a developing country is always an adventure. Thus, whenever we head out on a day of travel we prepare ourselves for the adventure to come. When we traveled from our home on the Coast of Ecuador to the mountains, the city of Cuenca, our adventure began. Our 240 mile (384 km) travel day took about 7 hours. The very same trip in the United States would take about 4 hours and 20 minutes. As always, something came up on the way to make the trip just a little bit longer and a lot more interesting. Read More

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5 Things That Will Determine Where You Eat While Traveling

By April 24, 2017 Food, Living Abroad, Travel

Location, Location, Location:

 

When my husband and I got married our honeymoon destination was Cabo, Mexico. We had heard such great things about the food (as well as other things) so we were pretty excited to try the local cuisine. As a bonus, we were told that the food was really inexpensive. Once we arrived at our hotel, situated in the heart of our honeymoon destination, we hesitated to wander too far from our hotel since we had never been out of the country before. Due to our  lack of adventure however, the food proved to be disappointing. Offered in the heart of a tourist town is food for tourists, expensive and not authentic. After a few days of enduring meals that disappointed, we decided to be brave and venture into the local community.  We discovered the best Mexican food we have ever eaten at a local corner cart for just a few dollars. There are a few funny stories to be told from this adventure since we did not speak the language, but this just added to the experience. We have taken this lesson with us wherever we travel, looking for the local spots just a bit off the beaten path. This new motto has lead us to find many a good meal, sometimes in the most unusual places.

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5 things you should have during your travels

By February 13, 2017 Travel

Whether you love backpacking through developing countries or like hotel hopping, there are at least 5 things you should have during your travels. Implement these things  so that while you are traveling to and from your destination you don’t get caught in a sticky situation. These things are especially important when traveling to a developing country. So let’s begin! Read More

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