Map of the Americas

Map of the Americas
We are using this map to find our way home. We will be marking where we are in big fat red marker like Indiana Jones. (map idea courtesy of Blake Golden)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Iquitos, Perú Wednesday February, 27th 3pm

3 more days until the adventure! 3 more days. I just read my first journal entry from January 7th. I wrote it while on the plane to Lima, somewhere over the Caribbean. Aside from the horrible writing and penmanship, it discussed my goals for coming down here. Listed were: learning Spanish, traveling, learning tropical medicine, enjoying this culture, volunteering, eating healthy and getting into shape, journaling, and maybe learning to play a musical instrument. So far all but two of these have been met. Learning tropical medicine and playing an instrument.

So I´ve been volunteering here, but I don´t think I´m learning tropical medicine. That takes studying, and I don´t wish to do that now. I´ve decided that I´m very likely not going to live anywhere near here, so what´s the point? I can scratch that goal.

As far as learning an instrument...I CANNOT scratch that goal. In fact, this is currently the only regret I have in life. I wish I knew how to play an instrument! I could buy a cheap guitar down here ($50), but I´m not sure about lugging it around. As far as piano, that´s out of the question. Maybe harmonica? I´ve always loved the harmonica and actually bought a harp and book to learn back in high school. But that was back before I had any discipline. Who knows? Maybe I´ll buy one, or else I´ll have to prolong this goal until the States.

Blog Point:
1. In case anyone was wondering, post office lines in Perú are just as if not slower than in the United States.

1 comment:

auhays said...

Stewdog,
You are a modern-day Amerigo Vespucci...or are you Francisco Coronado? Exploring the earth on foot is an awesome idea...I'm jealous!!!