Inca Kola, the pride of Peru. Although it tastes like liquid bubble gum, Peruanos drink it like mad. In fact, this is the only country in the world where Coca Cola is not the most consumed soft drink. It's Inca Kola.
|Clemson at the kinda lame Lima Modern Contemporary Art Museum.|
|Sorry, but that's funny!|
|El Puente de Suspiros ( The Bridge of Sighs)|
|Parque de Amor, Miraflores (Love Park)|
So, that's just some randomness. My days are limited now here in Peru, as most of you know I have to head back to Costa Rica to deal with some real life issues. Drag, but whaddya gonna do? It should be a relatively short visit to check on my house and farm, and to get new tenants snuggled into a year long lease of my house. So the good news....the journey can continue for another year, at least! I will be on the road again by around mid-June.
I have been struggling to make a decision about where my journey should take me next. In an earlier post I debated whether to come back here and continue on, visiting the rest of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brasil, or head north for the summer in the other hemisphere. I was really torn because I feel as if I have so much more to do and see here in South America. In fact, when I look back on where I have been, it seems like I haven't really been anywhere, really haven't coverd that much ground. Is it crazy to ask yourself, "am I doing this right?" when doing a trip like this? Is there a "right" way?
Difficult question, but I don't think there is a right and wrong way to experience long term travel. There is just your unique way. The way any particular individual decides to travel is, inherently, right. Plus, and this is kind of hard to explain and may seem a bit wacky to some, but I am tired of Latin America. Sorry, but it's true.
It just doesn't seem different enough. Keep in mind that I have lived in Latin America for over 25 years. I know the language and am familiar with many of the customs and foods. I know, I know, each country has their own unique mixture of those things, so it really isn't fair to lump all of Latin America into one big pile. Fair enough. But I really think I need something COMPLETELY different. Something like.....
Yep, reservations ar made and confirmed. After a brief howdy to my awesome (they have been very supportive of my wanderings) family in D.C. and then a quick hop up to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to check in on my buddy Jeremy, his beautiful and hilarious wife Melanie and their wee lad Everett (whom I last saw as a newborn, man time flies!) and their new Big Spruce Brewery (see note 1), I will be off from Halifax to Iceland. From there it looks like a 2 day ferry ride to the Faroe Islands (see note 2) for a few days and then continue by boat to Denmark.
That, if nothing else, should be different!
(Just for kicks, and to illustrate my point, go over to the right and click on the "translate this" button. Now click on "Icelandic" and come back to read this.......whoooaaaa, that's different!)
By all means stick around because upcoming posts whilst still in Peru will include visits to 2 of the top 50 restaurants in the world, both within walking distance of my apartment, plus other culinary delights and oddities I've been enjoying. We will also sneak in another edition of "Where in The Hell Am I Anyway" and briefly, very briefly, visit one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
That's all for now......