Recalibrating My Brain One of the most important things that I have found about living abroad is that I have to recalibrate the way my brain. Comparing prices that I am used to paying in the United States just doesn’t work for long. Whether it be restaurant pricing, drinks, groceries, labor, car insurance, rent, or whatever. I had to stop thinking as a traveler or tourist.
Look What I Found in My Bed I woke this morning to a surprise in my bed. I am not one to get startled or annoyed at seeing vermin. When traveling, you encounter all sorts of unpleasantries. Mice, rats, snakes, bats, lizards, newts, salamanders, and cockroaches. I’m sure that I am not alone when I say “I don’t want them sleeping with me.”
I never realized how much stuff I had until I decided to move to Nicaragua. I had moved before, but this was different. In the past, I just packed my stuff and loaded it into a truck and unloaded it across town. This was the perfect time to minimize, declutter, and dejunk my house and my life for the move abroad. Most of my things would be useless, or least very uncomfortable in… Read More
Welcome to Hey Chelito! I have made the decision to move to Nicaragua. I have visited here several times and simply, fell in love with the country, the people, and the culture. I am writing this from a modest home in Managua, staying with a family while I transition to my new home in León.