The reverse culture shock of coming home

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Photo by Cindy Rigters

As I write this it has been 1 month since I got back home from my Latin-America travels and a thousand thoughts are occupying my mind. We explore the world, see new places, meet great people, go to exciting events, get to know other cultures – then we go home again and realize the trip finished.
Leaving friends and family behind when you leave home always seems to be the toughest part of the trip, but what about coming back home?
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Traveling solo from the heart

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What has gotten into me? A young woman with butterflies in her stomach traveling the world on her own. Sounds like something with way too many risks, right? However, I decided to do it, because I wanted to. I was only 22 years old and ready for a challenge.
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Perhaps all I need is love and coconuts

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I am not sure if I can describe the way I am feeling today, but I would like to give it a try.
I notice butterflies or maybe even quite a seagull in my stomach, a constant desire of wanting to taste the salty water and feeling the fresh sea-breeze blowing through my hair. The birds making a lot of noise seem to entertain me and the Spanish words “mi amor” with a strong R roll gently over my tongue while I approach my friends and feel the love in the air. The kisses and hugs of my amiguitos truly make my day and I feel a deep connection with the OaxaqueΓ±os. This might sound like some kind of love letter, and you might think I am going crazy for a tropical ambiance, but really, I have been having this feeling for over 2 years now and it has not gone away. I love this place.
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Tips for sexy travel selfies for your man

You’re traveling for a while and can’t see your man for a couple of days, weeks or maybe even months. It’s quite normal that you guys start sending many messages while one is abroad and probably you’ll have some “dirty talk” texts or WhatsApp’s in there too. It all seems pretty harmless, but what if during these sexy conversations he says “love, send me a photo ;-)” ?
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