After a year of travelling through South America, a bit of Europe, and Central America, Melinda’s life was destined to change again. She met a Nicaraguan surfer, Alex, and her one-year trip in pursuit of adventure suddenly turned into a love story.
“Nicaragua was one of the last stops on my travels. I had an unfortunate motorbike accident in Ometepe - a chicken ran across the road and we couldn't stop – and I had to get 4 stitches in my knee. Since I couldn’t travel on the bumpy chicken buses any longer, I went to San Juan Del Sur to heal and rest up – it's a beach suburb famous for great surf. I went out one night, and that’s when I met Alex.”