Days 1-2 in Cape Town, South Africa (5/9/22-5/10/22) -South Africa is a whole new world to me. From having bubblegum flavored milk to fruit chutney Pringles. I flippin’ love it! -The Waterfront here is everything for shopping and eating out. -I’m blown away by how cheap it is here compared to the US. It’s Vietnam cheap. I spend $1 on double shots of Jack Daniels. -Biltong is the universal snack here that everyone loves. It’s pretty much beef jerky but […]
Day 1 in Bacalar, Mexico (2/9/22): -Immigration was the easiest walkthrough. No questions, didn’t ask me for any of my forms. Just got stamped and left.-The water is what you’ve seen in movies. It’s so blue it looks artificial.-Like a lot of Latin America, the majority of tourists are Europeans and Americans who just want to party outside of a typical bar or pub.-Bacalar is a mix between hippies, party tourists, and locals.-There are a lot of stray dogs. I […]
Day 1 in Corozal, Belize [crossing the Mexican-Belize land border] (4/5/22-4/10/22 -I made my way by taxi through the Mexican-Belize land border this morning without issue. Showed them my passport, my vaccination card, and filled out two immigration forms. I am currently in Corozal waiting for my water taxi to the islands.-First impressions: the food and drinks here are out of this world.-I can’t understand anything anyone is saying. In Creole English and Spanish there is so little enunciation that […]
Day 1 & 2 in Kyiv, Ukraine (9/20/21-9/21/21): -There are exchange places all over the city center with much better rates than the airport.-No one yields to pedestrians and I hate it.-Ukrainian banks have PINs for their credit cards. It was an initially awkward, heated conversation explaining to my receptionist that USA credit cards don’t have PINs because he pretty much thought I was stupid.-Ukraine and Estonia are the only countries I’ve been to on this trip that are weirdly […]
Things to ALWAYS Do Abroad: 1. Download films to watch and music to listen to offline on apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Music/Prime Video, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube Music. Keep in mind, several apps like Hulu or Pandora are not normally available outside of the US or their selection changes by country such as Netflix. My choices are Netflix and YouTube Music because they have the highest selection, in my opinion, are affordable, and are available in the majority of […]
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My Christmas consisted of enduring a typhoon, bartending at a Vietnamese beach bar, and exploring paradise!
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Get out of the hotel room. The biggest waste of opportunity and money is going on holiday or vacation in a new city and spending all your time in your hostel or hotel room doing what you could’ve done at home for free. Get out and explore! See something new, stroll through a park, find an observation deck, have a local beer at a brewery. Drink it all in! Get off the beaten path and get a little lost. I […]