Due to personal reasons, I will be headed back across International Borders again.
I made this decision and had an apartment rented in Brazil, my flight booked and my belongings in storage all within a 72 hour window.
When I told my friends and family my decision, the word that was used most was “envy.”
I have found it so interesting that if you ask someone, “What do you think? Should I move to Brazil for the next 6 months?” They say, “Of course you should, you have to do it while you can.” And at the same time they’re not willing to do it themselves.
This idea of international travel and living seems so radical for most people in the US. It seemed radical to me the first time I did it.
Then, once I landed and met people from all over the world and from all walks of life, it hit me…”this is actually pretty normal.” All you need is a plane ticket.
The thing I love most about traveling is you really realize how many opportunities are out there in the world.
I also love to find beautiful places that are cheap. My favorite place so far is definitely been Medellin, Colombia.
This place is beautiful, loads of fun, the people are really nice. The “good areas of town” are really cool, laid back and very relaxing. And if you can figure out how to make $2,000 – $3,000 a month, you can live like a king. I’m talking about penthouse style.
This doesn’t seem radical to me at all…or envious…it just is what it is. The world is there for the taking. You just have to decide if you want to take the “leap of faith” or not. And if you do it, I’m sure you’ll have the same realization as I did.
“This isn’t so crazy, radical or different at all.”
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