A mal tiempo, buena cara

In Spanish we have a term “a mal tiempo buena cara” which essentially means when “life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

One of the things I love about backpack traveling is the unexpectedness of it all and how sometimes you make plans but end up having to change those very plans because of unexpected circumstances. I strongly believe that facing these challenges, especially in a foreign place makes you grow and teaches you important life lessons. You learns to not fret on the small things and be ok with plans going wrong. It also teaches you that there are other solutions or just that sometimes you have to readjust your initial plans in order to go on.

Right now while on Salta, Argentina I had great plans to go hiking, sightseeing and to explore the city before moving on to my next destination. This has been altered by an unseasonably and un-usual rain that has hit the area for the past two days. While I really had great plans to enjoy the city at its fullest, I have no choice but to “make lemons out of lemonade”. Siting here listening to the rainfall is actually very calming and in a way almost better then if I was running around the city trying to explore it all.

I hope to be able to come back and get to see the city in better weather but if life does not give me that opportunity, It will be ok because as we say in español

A mal tiempo, Buena cara

One thought on “A mal tiempo, buena cara

  1. Glad to read you are enjoying the present and not worrying about what you might have missed out. We feel also that it’s best for ones health and mental sanity to go with the flow when nature decides it will have it’s way.

    Plus I also think listening to the rain, while drinking a hot beverage is very very lovely.

    🙂 enjoy your unplanned meditation bro…

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