Should You Learn A New Language And Start A Business At The Same Time?

Learning a foreign language, quite frankly, a big project. It’s a little like starting a business. If you have ever tried to start a business, you know that in the beginning, you start with a blank slate, your hopes and dreams, and then it is …

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10 Things You Should Know Before You Move To South America

Here are some things to help you prepare… 1. People on the ground are your best resource. When I first went to Colombia, the number one thing I did right was to have contact with somebody on the ground. I was admittedly a bit nervous …

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Danger Is Part Of The Package (Welcome To South America)

One of the questions that comes across my mind often is “Is _____ dangerous?” By “_____”, I’m thinking of a number of places in South America I haven’t been to yet. Specifically, these days I am thinking about Venezuela, a country which I have been …

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The Funny Thing That Happened To Me In Lima

After a passing a couple weeks in Arequipa and Cusco, I found myself in Lima the week before Christmas. I had been interested in Lima from a number of positive reports I had heard about the city. The food was supposed to be awesome, the …

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The Incredible Power Of A Reference Point (Or, Why I Only Spent A Week In Chile)

A little while ago, I posted some quick notes on Chile, after staying there only about 7-10 days. What sometimes occurs after I publish a post like this was that a few people claimed I was making snap-judgements, and moving way too fast through countries …

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My Brazil Blitz (Southern Edition) Review: 7 Cities In One Post

Why hello there, you’ve just come across a massive post covering my recent trip to Brazil. Instead of creating 3 posts for each city like a good travel blogger, I’ve written my longest post ever, more than 6500 words. It’s all just for you, my …

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How To Keep Going On A Lengthy Project

The other day I was struggling through a project I am working on. It seemed to be going nowhere, and I seemed to be plodding along at an extremely slow pace, only accomplishing very small things. Now, this is a project for me, not something …

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Three Powerful Hacks To Learn Any Language

The more I learn about learning, the more I realize how much of a role psychological factors play in whether or not you learn something. As such, if you are trying to learn a new language, it may be a better approach to think of …

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8 Reasons To Go Abroad Before You’re Ready To

A lot of people wonder if they are ready to go abroad, ready to travel, ready to jump into the unknown of a foreign place. Let me just answer this question for you… GO. REGARDLESS. Seriously, do not sit around waiting until tomorrow. Tomorrow never …

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7 Questions People Ask Me About Colombia

It’s amazing that for the, oh, 10 people that read this blog, I’ve been getting a good amount of email. Below are some of the most frequent questions I get asked about Colombia: 1. I am thinking about going to Colombia or to country X, …

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