Friday, July 16, 2004

I'm In Frickin Peru!

Hey Team

So alas...I'm not actually in Peru or Bolivia. This email is being written long after. If you can believe it there was a time when internet cafe's weren't everywhere, where it was easy to find yourself off the track in South America, and I didn't actually send out these email blogs all the time during trips.

I just wanted to put up a quick highlight list of this trip, which I took with a good friend who's extended family is from Cusco, Peru.

It started on a June afternoon when I was talking to Liz and she said that her family was going to Peru in a few weeks for a trip. I said "I'd like to goto Peru", meaning, someday I would like to go there. She said "I bet you could, let me check".

And a few hours later we were looking for flights and getting ready to go.

The Culture shock that hit me when I landed in Lima was pretty awesome. I'd never been to a developing nation before (other than Tijuana, Mexico, and I thought surely no where else could be quite as grand as that.:)

And Peru was better, but it was wild. Just the flow of traffic, the signs, the houses, the people. It took some getting used to. But I was fortunate enough to have Liz there who spoke Spanish and was a great travel partner.

Next stop Cusco...