First bruised bone. First jellyfish sting. First time falling in a hole in the sidewalk. A lot has happened in these past two months.
As a traveler, teaching English in a foreign country is an appealing way to trot to globe — yet my motivations for coming to Panama go beyond this. My primary inspirations were my own Spanish professors who made opportunities like this possible for me.
Surrounding the Biomuseo in Panama City, I found myself intrigued by these abandoned spaces along the Amador Causeway.
For the first time, my Spanish-speaking abilities have been put to a true test. All those grades I’ve received through the years were just measures on a GPA-scale. Being in Panama (or any Spanish-speaking country), puts all that knowledge to the real test: using the language in the real world.
Taking caution to not get scammed or robbed while traveling is always a concern. The first time I was scammed, it occurred months before I realized it.