Travel Moments: Monica of Globe Trottica
A few years ago, I was volunteering in a small town in Amatitan, Nicaragua. My group and I brought supplies for the children at schools and helped build houses for local community members. In just a few days of being there, we had become really close with the locals, especially the one’s that aged with us, despite the language barrier. On the last day we were there, we were saying goodbye. One of the teenagers came up to me and grabbed my hand. We had mostly communicated by smiling, giggling, and taking pictures. She said to me, “I love you. I will never forget you.” At that moment, my heart sank at the fact that I might never see her again. But I was filled with euphoria. I know I impacted this girl’s life, but she had impacted mine in a way I will never forget. The friendships human’s can form in just a few days amazes me to the point that it seems impossible, but this girl taught me just how possible it truly is. Over the next few years of traveling, I’ve formed similar bonds with a few people, and always think back to this remarkable moment in my life.
Monica is a blogger at Globe Trottica. She is an adventurer, traveler and thrill-seeker from New York, and is currently a senior at Binghamton University. She has visited 21 countries and plans on traveling the globe after she graduates college. Monica is trying to find that vaccine for her travel bug.