Last January, I traveled alone to Costa Rica for a 4 day weekend. The months leading up to the trip, every time I would mention it, let it be to friends or co-workers, the reaction would be the same: are you crazy? Why would you do that? I would laugh it off every time. But how, you ask, did I decide to book a trip by myself in a foreign country with minimal to no knowledge of their culture? See, initially I was supposed to take this trip with a good friend of mine after our college graduation. However, I ended up going to Haiti that summer and was not able to make the trip. Fast forward to a year and a half later, after having worked a total of 18 hours on black Friday in a fast paced store, my mind was set: I was booking my trip that night! I needed to get away so badly. Continue reading “I TRAVELED SOLO BECAUSE : ANNE-LAURA IN COSTA RICA”
There are so many atrocities happening in the world that “being human” is often linked to negative characteristics: Selfishness, greed, envy, jealousy and more. Humanity is considered lost by many. Some people even prefer to have pets instead of having to deal with human beings. As a traveler, I find humans to be the most interesting thing to observe. I travel because I want to fall in love with humanity in different ways. Because humans fascinate me and also because I think that human contact can help those who seek it, to discover so many things about life. I have met people who have completely shaken my world and who have somehow made me a better version of myself. It is not about the years in your life but the life in your years. Your existence makes sense because of experiences you make and these experiences will often be brought to you by people: Strangers who will come into your life and challenge you to think. Here are some reasons why I think that traveling solo makes you more human. Continue reading “Why traveling solo will make you more human”
It’s been about 3 weeks now since I moved back to Haïti. Being a traveler, I have a few stuff that hit me when I got back. I was having lunch with a new friend the other day and she was telling me how difficult it was for her to like it here. We exchanged some thoughts about the Haïtian lifestyle and I decided that it would be good to share my thoughts here on the blog. even if you are not from Haïti, you might be able to relate this article to the reality of your home country.
What hit or bothered me? And what I appreciate more? Continue reading “How I see Haïti after traveling so much”