If You're Puerto Rican Like Me, Follow These Tips When Traveling Abroad
The moment I decided I was going to live abroad for five months by myself, I knew figuring out how to survive without my abuela helping me in the kitchen and my precious coffee was going to be difficult but not almost impossible. I was not prepared for not finding any homey comfort that reminded me of Puerto Rico. Through a lot of homesickness and desire for things that were not dominant in Europe, I had to learn how to maintain my "Puerto Ricanness" the hard way, but it led me to feel more in touch with my identity than ever. Here are some things I wish I knew before heading out to live and travel in Europe.