Guest Post Interview of Jasmine Stephenson an expat living in Colombia and former World nomad traveler.
So your 27 and you went from Living in Florida to traveling the world. What inspired you to sell all your stuff and make that leap of faith to migrate to a new country not once but twice?
I just wanted something different for my life. I wanted to define my own version of success, live the way I wanted to, see other cultures, learn, explore.
You’ve lived abroad as a Nomad to Expat for over 4 years. How long & often do you call home to stay connected to friends and family from when you first left to New Zealand to now in Colombia?
I catch up with my family once every week or two.
What would you say to inspire a Pingo customer to take this giant leap to becoming an Expat and/or Nomad to experience a life travel adventure?
Like Nike says, Just do it!
Can you share a culture shock experience while living abroad or perception experience of Americans?
I’ve had a few of those… probably the most laughable one was when I got blamed personally for causing the global financial crisis.
What advice would you give to someone considering being an Expat in Colombia?
I’d say that if you want to move to Colombia, don’t listen to the news. What you see on TV is very different from the daily reality that we live in here. Learn Spanish (at least the basics), talk to others who live here, and come visit. Find out why more people now than ever before are learning the truth behind the tourism slogan, “The only risk is wanting to stay.”
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