I came to find myself yearning for some kind of travel-like adventure, comparable to a fair segment of people in their early to mid 20s. I find it hard to believe that many folk would want to lead a life that is aimed towards going through the motions of working your life away to scrape by, and that was the common factor with myself. At the time I had been working 60-80 hours a week for the last 5 years, and as a chef, typically underpaid.
If you’re planning a trip to Mexico or Central or South America, the first piece of advice I would give you is: learn Spanish! Unlike travelling a region like South-East Asia where every country has its own language, rendering almost everything you might’ve picked up useless everytime you cross a border, almost the whole of Latin America, (nearly 20 countries), has one language in common: Spanish.
If you’re planning a trip to Latin or South America and don’t yet speak any Spanish, now is the time to learn. If you speak a little but want to improve, this is the perfect opportunity. Going beyond the basics is when the real fun begins and you can start conversing with people and entering their world. Either way, this post is for you.
When settled in one place with a steady routine it’s much easier to allocate a spot in your daily routine to sit and keep up a daily practice. Life on the road however, is a different story. Here are some tried and tested ideas, travelling needn’t mean you forgo your practice….