The Legend of Piki Piki

*This is just a travel tale. There’s no advice here. No improvement information. Just a fun story from the road.  My Spanish had finally gotten to a level where I could make out details and stories. I couldn’t understand everything, but I was able to get the gist of a conversation – provided the storyteller […]

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The Myth of the “Perfect” City

As I stepped off the plane, a sense of euphoria flowed through my veins. A new city. A new adventure. A new culture to embrace. My mind filled with romantic ideals of the city I was about to embark upon. I thought of the adventures and misadventures I’d have. The nature I’d explore. I imagined […]

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The Worst Airbnb Apartment Rental in the World

Location: Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic I just went through Airbnb hell. While I’m a big fan of Airbnb, no service is perfect… Sometimes things just don’t work how they’re supposed to. And with this rental, I knew it’d be rough from the jump. When things go south, they go fast. My stay in the […]

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