Aloha! My name is Erica and I blog over at Mi Todo. I love reading about other bloggers’ adventures and travels, which is what drew me to Treasure Tromp. I happen to be embarking on the biggest adventure of my life (so far)… If you are reading this, then I’ve arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where I’ll spend the next 18 months of my life. I’ve lived in places other than my beautiful home of South Padre Island before- 5 years in Hawaii, 2 in Cali, & a life-changing summer in the Galapagos- but never have I lived in a place so far from my comfort zone… especially without visiting first. I’ve been reading stories about the frequent power outages, fatal car accidents, riots, and crazy diseases, but I try not to focus on them. Instead, I’ve been dreaming of the crystal clear water for surfing, colorful kangas for babywearing, and a beautiful culture for learning and growing. I’m excited about what’s in store for my little family of three.
We’ve come quite a long way this year. In March I gave birth to my daughter, Evita Pilar. In May I graduated law school. I spent the whole summer studying for the bar exam, and finally became a lawyer in November. But to end the year in East Africa still sounds unreal to me.
I’ve tried to find more words to share with you about my move, but it’s hard to write about something I haven’t experienced yet. And guest posts are always the hardest. So I’ll end with an invitation to check out my blog, Mi Todo, and a big thank you to Nicole for sharing this little space of her blog. Oh, and I’d love to hear from some people who have travel/living experience in Africa!
Doesn’t her life sound amazing? Make sure to stop by Erica’s blog and follow along with her adventures!