10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned While Teaching Abroad

This article was originally published by Jenna Longoria on the Thought Catalog. As a traveling teacher, I have spent the past 4 years of my life growing physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am constantly learning, and being tested by the beautiful challenges that life catapults my way. I have lived in the same neighborhood as drug dealers in […]

20 Reasons I Prefer Teaching in Taiwan Over Honduras

This past year I have been living and teaching in Taiwan, which has proven to be a refreshing change of pace from the small village I lived in previously in Honduras.  And although comparing the two countries is like comparing a cactus to a camel, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that Taiwan is […]

Honduran Smile

A woman sells tajadas in Santa Rosa, Honduras. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for Photo of the Week?  Please send it with your name, a one line bio, your website if applicable, and a brief description to jennaroselongoria[at]gmail[dot]com

The Land Where Coca-Cola Reigns: Top 20 Things I Learned While in Honduras

A Few Valuable Things I Learned While in Honduras Clearly, the best way to attract a pretty woman is to hiss at her. If that doesn’t work, send an obnoxious smacking noise her way. If that still fails to capture her heart, say “I love you bay-bee” in the creepiest voice possible, while rubbing your […]

The Land of Corn Tortillas. And Lots and Lots of Drugs.

Honduras. I’m sure you have seen horror stories plastered over the news lately, what with it recently being crowned the “murder capital of the world”. As a result, the State Department pulled the Peace Corps out, and consequently, tourism has significantly declined.  Regardless, I have decided to continue teaching for the remaining of the school […]

The Redemption of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. And no, this is not about love, so before you disregard this as some cliché “anti-love” rant from a single woman, please read on a bit more and you will see that this piece is indeed, quite the opposite. It’s more about the stupidity of the average human being, which is in the […]

Three Months In a Lychee Shell

It seems like I have forever lived a life of walking down cobblestone streets dotted with the remnants of lychee shells colorfully scattered about, as if tiny pink sea urchins simply misplaced. Stray dogs that wonder aimlessly, but with purpose. The little girl on the rooftop of the house where Calle Principal begins, who, like […]

Ironically, Less > More. But I would go with Turquoise Seas.

Choices overwhelm me. I think this is why I am not a big fan of buffets. Having too many is simply too much.  Sure, I like to have a few options. Emphasis on the word FEW. As in only two. Max. This way, a simple coin toss can easily make the decision for you. I […]

Hate to Break it to Ya Kiddo, but the Exams Never Stop.

New door decorations for the upcoming second semester.

As we approach the fall season, the end of the first semester has arrived for my students. And consequently, final exams are part of the package deal. My kids are very young, and for most of them, this is the first exam they have ever taken. The look of confusion and apprehension has been all […]

Feliz Dia de Independencia, Honduras.