Welcome to Amber’s Nomad Pad! Below are some of my recent posts.
If you´re in college, perhaps you have thought about travelling and experience abroad in another country. Through your research you may have come across the words study abroad and intern abroad at some point. Have you ever been curious how they are the same? Different? Here I compare and contrast between the two.
In 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika as a public emergency. It was prevalent all throughout Central America, or pretty much anywhere near the equator. I was interning abroad at the time, knowing the risks involved and stocking up on protective gear: repellent, long-sleeved clothes, mosquito net, and a portable fan. It was a huge battleground of these little vampire creatures.
A land of many natural wonders, rebellion and growing with tourists. No better way to start a trip than to learn about the origins. You can find out more by clicking here.
Two words that we commonly use to define as being in a dominant position or standing. But what does it mean as someone from a developed nation who volunteers to aid those at a developing nation? Click here to see more!
Why you serve in a community is as important as how. We discussed some approaches and methods here
Yes, inequality does exist, but what is more disturbing is inequity. And thankfully there are ways to achieve equity. Click here to find out more.
San Gabriel is a community located in Jinotega, Nicaragua. It was the first community I volunteered with as Public Health Brigader. Like a first time for anything, there’s excitement and many challenges that await. Click here to see the full story!
A city that once competed for the capital of Nicaragua. Known today for its architecture and….volcano expeditions! Disclaimer: If you’re faint of heart I would recommend not reading. Click here to see more!
San Jose was the second community of the journey, an 8-hour ride away! And imagine having a mariachi band that greets you right from the start! Click here to see the full story!
A city known for its beautiful architecture. For those who enjoy horse buggy rides, the urban scene, and chocolate!! Click here to find out more!
The third community on the trip, one that I found to be very close-knit! And you’ll never guess where we stayed for the week! Click here to see the full story!
One of the more well-known areas, San Juan is a refreshing place for beachgoers! Click here to find out more!
The fourth community, but certainly not the least exciting. We got stuck in mud on the way and you’ll be amazed to know how we got out! Click here to see more!