What kind of life do you want to lead? And where do you want to live it?

The life I’ve chosen over the past few years is a nomadic one — meaning constantly on the move to new places and experiencing new cultures and people. But, though I wouldn’t trade it for the world, such a life is not always as rosy as people think.

Here are some of the sacrifices you’ll need to make:

  • You’ll have no “home” for months at a time
  • You’ll go months and months without seeing your best friends in person
  • Comfortable couches, and beds, are few and far between
  • No peanut butter for hundreds or thousands of miles
  • Watching anything other than futbol (soccer) is amazingly hard
  • You’ll experience a slew of dropped Google Voice and Skype calls due to weak internet connections
  • Constantly fighting time zone differences trying to communicate with family and friends
  • No money to spend on DVD’s, fancy clothes, or other materialistic crap (that you don’t need). Not really sure this one is a sacrifice — at least to me, it’s not :)
  • Depending on your location, going days without seeing another Caucasian
  • A comfortable overnight bus ride? You’re dreaming.

Still want to live the nomadic lifestyle? If yes – do it. You just need to set your mind to it, make the sacrifices to save money, pack your backpack, and get on the plane.

I’ll leave you with this:

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