So it’s been about a week since I last wrote here. Now, the question is – what the hell have I been doing in that time. Well, aside from sleeping very, VERY little, I’ve managed to book everything for my trip.
As of right now, it is a mere 53 days away. 53 little days. As Kevin says, that’s less than 2 February’s! Sweet. February’s suck, but at least they are quick. And considering what is at the end of it, woo hoo!
The date of departure is set as November 12th. I leave from Toronto and fly to Miami. From there, I head to Lima. I stay in Lima for a day or two before heading to Cuzco. There I rest and acclimate to the altitude. Woo hoo. After that (and hopefully copious amounts of special tea), the trek up the mountain begins. It lasts for 5 days, with the final day ending up at the summit and the ruins of Machu Picchu. So sweet.
The next week involves a boat ride down the amazon and staying in a jungle hotel. That should provide some very sweet photo’s of wildlife, if i’m lucky enough to see them.
Speaking of which – I need to get a new camera. Any suggestions out there?
After the amazon tour, I fly back to Lima for 4 nights in a nice comfy hotel. From there, I shall peruse the city and it’s wares. And hopefully not get myself lost – unless it’s in a bottle of the local brew with some randoms that I meet while searching for the perfect ‘artifact’ to bring home as a tour souvenir!
I then leave Lima and fly to Dallas, catch my next flight and end up in Maui later that day. The villa I am staying in looks phenominal. It has 180 degrees of windows looking out onto the ocean. I think I’ve found my home!
Arlene gets married on the 1st of December, and then I basically hang out with her, her family (can’t wait to see Arls, Deb, Millie and Gene!) and of course her friends. That’s right, after climbing a mountain, I reward myself with a glorious week long vacation on the beaches of Hawaii.
I return to the real world via Chicago on December 6th. Well, due to jet lag I will actually not return to the ‘real world’ until the 7th.
Anywho, must go as Steph and I are off to meet Gerarda.