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My name is Greta and I am a pickle-eating, travel-loving, Spanish-speaking, photograph-taking lady from a small dot in Minnesota, USA.
My dad took me on my first travel adventure when I was 12. We went to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala to volunteer for two weeks and Wow!, that was an eye-opener! From the eyes of a 12-year old this was the definition of adventure; from the noisy, hand-cranked, ridiculously-fast Ferris wheel, the “loud” smells from the outdoor market from newly butchered meats and the confusion of being immersed into a country where an unknown language, Spanish, is the main language, but every village speaks a completely different Mayan dialect. I was hooked.
I saw and learned a lot on that trip, but most importantly, I got to know people and the culture more than I saw the places. Ever since that day I have been traveling and learning. I don’t go to see the sites- I go to learn the culture and meet the people.
I believe that travel can be as big or as small as you make it. A trip across oceans or continents or a 30 min drive somewhere new- they are all equally important and fulfill my life just as much. (I personally think that taking a bite into a pickle from brand new, freshly canned jar of pickles is a trip, in and of itself!) Life, culture, and tourism are all happening all around you all the time. What you think of as ordinary is someone else’s extraordinary and I’m going to show you how I delve deeper. I blog to focus in on the little things and I hope you enjoy my journey!
If you’re interested, feel free to check out my other blog to see more of my photography as well. GretchenAlms.com