I recently spent a month with a buddy in Nicaragua.
This was my first time ever leaving the US.
I had never even gone over the border into Canada during all of the years that I spent living in Michigan during the time when you could cross the border without a passport. My buddy as well as I had been looking at possibilities for spending Springtime split anywhere out of the country. He was used to traveling all over the world as well as staying in hostels to save on money. The plan of staying in a questionable accomodation in a country I had never seen while speaking a different language than the population was a frightening plan for me coming from my inexperience. Things just went downhill from there. When the two of us arrived at the location where the two of us would be staying, I discovered that there was no shower. All there was in location of a real shower was a wand, chair, bucket, as well as drain in the floor. You take a shower by filling buckets of water as well as pouring them over your head. On top of this setback, I soon discovered that there was no form of indoor weather conditions control either. I think I should not have expected an air conditioner in this area of the world, but another area of me wondered if maybe there was an old window air conditioner or a ductless mini split, but there wasn’t even a fan to push in air from outside. That month made me realize how much I take indoor weather conditions control for granted. I was so glad to have air conditioner again when I got back home.