Back on Home Turf

Back on Home Turf

I arrived back in the states Wednesday afternoon. I still have posts on Costa Rica and “Throwback Thursday” stories to upload to the blog. Though my adventures abroad have come to an end, my stories will still live on. Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

The End Draws Near

The End Draws Near

Costa Rica is our last and final stop before returning back to the states. It sad to realize that this phenomenal experience is coming to an end. However, the memories and experiences will last a lifetime. That was so cheesy, but true.

When Abroad Count Your Change Again and AGAIN

Throughout my travels in Central America, I never really had any blatantly terrible experiences or complaints. However, during my stay in Nicaragua, on numerous occasions I either witnessed or someone attempted to purposely shortchange me. By “shortchange”, I mean I buy something for $5, I pay with a $10 bill, and they give me a … Continue reading

Granada… The one not in Spain

Granada… The one not in Spain

After a 14-hour bus ride, we finally reached Managua, Nicaragua. The country’s capital is not particularly safe for tourists, especially at night. Therefore, we took a taxi straight to Granada. Granada strongly reminded me of Antigua, Guatemala. However, I have to say, I liked Granada 10xs better. The city’s own for its Spanish Baroque architecture. … Continue reading

Surfs Up: A Quick Stop in El Salvador

Surfs Up: A Quick Stop in El Salvador

While in El Salvador we visited two cities, San Salvador and and a beach town in La Libertad, Tunco. San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador, whereas Tunco is a beach town favorite for surfers. We mostly stayed in the San Bonito area of San Salvador- A.K.A the really nice part. San Bonito has … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Paddle or Die

Throwback Thursday: Paddle or Die

During our visit to San Pedro, two friends and I decided that we should go kayaking on Lake Atitlan. At first, I was a little hesitant, due to the fact, that I am not a good swimmer… Okay, I can’t swim at all. However, I was reassured that it was impossible to flip a kayak … Continue reading

Backpacking Central America

Backpacking Central America

Due to construction on the school and a large amounts of cancelled school days, UPAVIM suggested that our last two weeks spent in Central America be used to travel around. As a group we all decided to spend the remaining weeks backpacking. The plan is to head south. Due to close proximity, we have prioritized … Continue reading