Episode 028: Freelancing for Freedom – Part 1

“I’m not the kind of person that can travel week after week after week. I might do one week a month, at most.”

This week’s guest is Rebekah Nemethy from the My Rescue Rocks podcast. She is also the freelance photographer behind Reflective Photos. In this episode we talk about her life-changing 6 week long trip to Guatemala.

“I was freaking out. I had never had a panic attack before. I didn’t even know what was going on.”

She discusses what it was like living with an immersion family that didn’t speak her native language and the fact that her accommodations, which included three meals a day, only cost $13 per day. She also talks about a few unpleasant experiences.

“The head translator woman came over to me, took her scarf off and said, ‘Here, put this over your camera,’ and that kind of made me, like, fearful and then I was noticing everyone looking at me …”

Lastly, she gives her advice for those looking to make a similar trip; especially those that might be traveling alone like she was.

“You know, be adventurous but be cautious. I mean, you don’t want to just, you know, run around the city and just play it by ear because that might not be a great idea.”

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 Mentioned in this Episode:

Saving a Muttley Crew with Britany Felix (My interview on Rebekah’s podcast)

The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

Lake Atitlan



Be sure to check out Rebekah’s animal rescue podcast or her photography website.

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Music Credit: Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone