WanderingTrader

Travel Blogs

My travel blogs are written from my experiences traveling around the world, and they contain all the stories, tips, and awkward situations that I have gotten myself in. I have traveled to roughly 80 countries now and have visited all 7 continents. Traveling around the world has taken me to the from desolate deserts of Africa all the way to the tropical climates of Asia and South America.

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Learning How To Speak Chilean Spanish

Learning How To Speak Chilean Spanish

Learning how to speak Chilean Spanish is something that you honestly, don’t want to do.  I am a native Spanish speaker and when I first arrived in Chile & started living in Santiago, I couldn’t understand the majority of people that interacted with.  Before arriving in Chile, I thought that they spoke another “understandable” form […]

Reverse Culture Shock: From Canada To South America & Back

Reverse Culture Shock: From Canada To South America & Back

This is a guest post by Brice Peressini from Traveling To Colombia. I recently experienced the woes of reverse culture shock when returning back home to Canada after eight months of being in South America.  Travel changes us.  This is part of what we love, crave, and search for when traveling. The experiences, places and people […]

Travel Plans For The Rest of 2012: Im Moving to India!

Visiting India

With time comes change and I couldn’t stay in South America for ever.  I have recently visited my second to last country in South America, Peru, and plan on visiting Ecuador as well. The continent has been more than kind but I feel that it is time for a change.  I am ready for something […]

Visiting Machu Picchu is Overrated

Machu Picchu Peru

I was going to visit Machu Picchu for the first time. It’s an iconic tourist attraction in South America that everyone really should see. It seems as if everyone around the world knows about Machu Picchu and the distinctive image of the site, is plastered everywhere. If you don’t believe me click here and you will see […]

Addis Ababa is the Flourishing Capital of Africa

monument in addis ababa

I decided that it was time to do something different with my travels and there aren’t too many destinations in the world like Africa.  I decided to take my talents to Kenya and move into a Somali neighborhood called South C just outside the city limits if Nairobi.  My first trip outside of Kenya was […]

When A First Love Is Tainted

Medellin

It happens to all of us, the first love. A first love can be as swift as a rose grows or as difficult as the thorn that it bears.  The first love, in some cases, is often complicated and complex.  This was not the case of my first, her name was Medellin and it was […]

Getting To Know The Beautiful People Of Somaliland

Getting To Know The Beautiful People Of Somaliland

I’m not talking about physical beauty although there is a lot said about the beauty of the women in Somaliland (sorry ladies, you will have to judge the men on your own).  I am talking about getting to really know the people of a territory that is dying to be proclaimed their own nation.  The […]

Dear Peru: I really DON’T want to get to know you

flag of Peru

A traveler should never say that, especially a traveler like myself that has been living overseas and experiencing new cultures almost his entire life.  I don’t know if it is a mood that I am in but considering I had to leave Brazil to make a visa run at the end of the month anyway, […]

Getting Ready For the Next Adventure

map of south america

I have been living in Rio De Janeiro now for two months and while I have loved it here I need to do a quick visa run.  What else is there to do than to take a quick trip to Peru & Chile?  After all, I can claim that I have been able to day […]