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18 Jan Blog Challenge Responses Round Up #4

Greetings from Ecuador, our home base through the remainder of the Blog Challenge! As usual, we have another great set of responses to share with you. And we’re testing out a different method of displaying the list of posts – with a short excerpt instead of the author name. Hopefully we can figure out a better way to do both, but if not, let us know which variation you prefer.

The Prompt

Challenge #4 = On The Road What sights, sounds, smells, and stories do you encounter out on the road in your host community?

Along with the prompt, participants also received a number of creative ideas for different ways to approach their response. After a week to work on their responses, we’ve rounded up their published posts in one place for you here.

Highlights

As usual, we like to highlight a few of the many great posts that have come in for this particular prompt:

We invite you to check out the Blog Challenge blog post links below. You can also find their posts on our Boot Camp Blog Challenge pinterest board.

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Posts

  • 10 Things That Become Normal After Long-term Travel in Asia Blogging Abroad’s fourth prompt is to examine life on the road. Lately, when I walk around the streets of Asia (currently Thailand), I come across things that I first…
  • A Case Study on Mongolian Travel This was the driver of the bus we didn’t get on. The two guys who appeared out of air to drive us. Me sitting middle. The moment we passed…
  • Getting around When I lived in Baltimore, I tried to take the bus once. I had to take my car to the shop and my roommates weren’t available, so I studied the…
  • The Farm on the Road The fourth Blog Challenge asks us to write about things, people, etc. that we pass along in our daily lives at our sites that used to be out of the…
  • Click it or Ticket If you ever lived in Massachusetts and found yourself in a vehicle on a highway you most likely have heard the subject line of this blog post. Not only is…
  • A Field Guide to Amajuba Minibus Taxis The Blogging Abroad Boot Camp Challenge 2016 Continues! This week’s topic: on the road (aka the aspects of our communities that keep us entertained while moving through our communities)….
  • ON THE ROAD: Marshutkas What is a Marshutka you ask?  Marshutka is what we call the local cheap transportation we have here in the Republic of Georgia.  They are basically big vans where the…
  • On the Road with Guinea Pigs I will never forget the first time I travelled to my new home in Peru. It was a 7-hour rocky ride on a small path of dirt with an…
  • Come, Take A Walk With Us! Come with us on our daily commute from our apartment to our youth center! Apologies for some of the pre-coffee nonsense.
  • On the Road, there’s always room for one more It’s a 5 1/2 hour drive between Murun and Erdenet, where a friend’s of mine and 5 other volunteers live. A few days after New Years Day, I hope into…
  • Kamilo le Moku, Around the Island As part of the Blog Challenge, we’ve been asked to talk about the roads where we live. This is particularly interesting to me, because my island has…
  • Along the Road on Market Day Lissana is a very small, quiet town. Our population is only around 2500, and the main road through town is unpaved. On most days, traffic on the road is very…
  • Our Commute We have been in Morocco for one year and 2 days. In that time, we have walked back and forth to work over one hundred times and  each time see…
  • “On the Road”: My Walk to School I was born in a city of over half a million. I grew up in a city that was just shy of 100,000 during that time. I’ve lived until recently…
  • Belize by Bus I travel nearly exclusively by bus.  The buses in Belize can get crowded for sure, but I enjoy the breeze from the always-open windows.  The scenery never disappoints.Remember that time we…
  • Humanity I spend hours on the bus in a month, and, perhaps, as many waiting for buses. It’s normal now. I’m not allowed to drive any vehicle or ride a motorcycle…
  • Traveling in Mongolia Mongolia is a vast country, the 18th largest in the world. It is also sparsely populated with just over 3 million population. Although travel conditions are rapidly improving, travel in…
  • On The Road: The Norms of Ethiopia #BloggingAbroad I was just visiting my family in America for Christmas.  Coming back to Ethiopia, I was instantly reminded of how different Ethiopia is and how different normal…
  • The Boobs on the Bus “Come suck the rich teat, my sweet daughter.” That’s what the mom said to her infant daughter right in front of her father and all the other passengers on the…
  • Travelin’ Around Morocco Throughout the Peace Corps Morocco community people are always complaining about the transportation options. The buses too late, the taxis too full, or the roads too windy. However, the different…
  • “On the Road”: From School to a Neighborhood in Two Seasons Chris & I passed some time late last August exploring Criuleni while also playing with the Microsoft Hyperlapse app.Back then, here’s what walking through our town looked like:…
  • In the Absence of Singing I heard singing and dancing on the night of the first rain this season. This was in September. The peach trees had just started to turn pink, and the air…
  • Getting Around Cameroon By Colin
  • On the Road to Streams and Swamps By Genny Lewis
  • A road of bikes By Gabriela Ortiz
  • Riding On A Magical Mystery Bus By Kara
 Check back here for later additions to the list! 
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