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    Reverse Culture Shock Hit Me Like A Brick

    Reverse Culture Shock Hit Me Like A Brick

    Traveling to a new country can be exciting and stimulating. However, a sudden change of environment can cause feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, sadness, confusion, and disorientation when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. The language barrier, food, how people interact, communicate, how fast or slow things are done, the overall foreign environment. It can be […]

    January 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
    Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

    Kids, Computers, Colombia, Volunteering In Medellin

    After cycling through Costa Rica and Panama, what’s next? I moved to Medellin, Colombia! I didn’t end up sailing like I had planned because I got sick. Plans change. I was okay with not seeing the San Blas Islands on this trip. I took the easy and expensive way by flying over the Darien Gap. […]

    November 25, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Crossing The Finish Line… The Bridge Of The Americas

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Crossing The Finish Line… The Bridge Of The Americas

    This is the day I had been dreaming about since I thought about doing this tour. Crossing the finish line, The Bridge of the Americas. I was both mixed with emotions of excited to achieve this goal yet sad that this was going to end. I was thinking about what to do next when it’s […]

    October 27, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Find Budget Accommodations In Paradise

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Find Budget Accommodations In Paradise

    PLAYA BLANCA, PANAMA Learn tips to find places to stay in paradise without breaking the bank. Click video to watch. Photos from bike tour Location: Anton to Farallón To see live photo updates from the road, follow curiousnomadtravel on Instagram. Easy ride today. It took me about 1.5 hours to bike 20 km. Track my […]

    October 18, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Tips To Manage Risk And Danger

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Tips To Manage Risk And Danger

    EL CAÑO, PANAMA In this video, I share a few tips that I’m doing to manage risk and danger on this bike tour as well as travel in general. It covers body protection, dealing with stray dogs, getting robbed, travel insurance, recovering stolen passport, and more. I also wanted to add that I bring a […]

    October 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, En Route To Nata

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, En Route To Nata

    Enjoy the photos and broadcast of the ride from Santiago to Nata! Watch rebroadcast of LIVE stream In this show learn about the Pan-American Highway, meet an off duty cop, and see what the road looks like in case your thinking about cycling here too. Click to watch video. The terrain from Santiago to Nata […]

    October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, Road To Santiago

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Video, Road To Santiago

    Watch recorded show There wasn’t any internet signal between Sona and Santiago, so I couldn’t do a live stream. Instead, I recorded this video at 1 p.m. CST to be uploaded. I misheard the kid who I asked what town I was in, so I made a mistake mentioning the name in the video. It’s […]

    October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Got Sick In Sona, Video Updates, Photos

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Got Sick In Sona, Video Updates, Photos

    I finally got around to update the blog while on the road. There is no internet signal in areas between Quebrada de Piedra and Sona. If you’d like to see quicker updates in between posts, follow curiousnomadtravel on Instagram. Saturday, October 12, 2013 I got an early start to Sona since Luis, the stranger’s house […]

    October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Pig Chasing, Crashing With Strangers Again

    Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos, Pig Chasing, Crashing With Strangers Again

    After going too far off route and getting caught in a rain storm, I backtracked from Tole to head towards Sona on the newly paved road that I learned about. This post summarizes my adventure for the day. Enjoy the photos and rebroadcast of the live stream! Watch rebroadcast of LIVE stream After cycling for […]

    October 12, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More