“We have the results in from the chest X-ray. Please give us a call as soon as possible so we can discuss next steps.” A call to my doctor informed me that I might have a growth on my heart. “Or it could be an issue with the film, we can’t be sure. The best thing to do right now is come in for another X-ray.” (more…)
An hour bus ride outside of Mexico City sit the remains of a 2000 year old city, Teotihuacan. Predating the Aztec empire by 1000 years or more, the people of Teotihuacan believed that the universe and man originated from a cave under the city. Temples to various gods were constructed along the 2 mile long Avenue of the Dead, with the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon being the largest.
“I want the Mother of All Health Insurance Plans (MOAHIP), one that will cover all of my doctor visits, my recurring prescription medications, any and all pre-existing conditions, and will insure that I get the newest and best treatments if I ever get seriously ill.” (more…)
The process of becoming immersed in another culture and a new language certainly results in learning about the culture and language, as well as increased independence and self confidence. It is nearly impossible to travel intentionally, with its continual stretching of comfort zones, and not grow in some way.
For those open to it, there is something even more valuable: it will challenge unconscious assumptions about your own culture and personal values.