Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Iquitos, Peru Tuesday February 19th 7pm
Picture: The is me and a llama. Which in my opinion rocks. I put this picture up though because it shows my backpack. Granted it´s not full, but it´s the backpack that I´ve written about below.
Wow! I´m so ready to start my adventure! Iquitos is this great city and offers me so much, but all I can think about is what lies ahead. These next eleven days are probably going to pass slowly. I just talked with somebody today who spent more than a month in Columbia and just fell in love with the country. I hear that time and time again about Columbia. I´m really damn excited to get there!
I packed my pack today to see if everything would fit. Worth noting, I am only taking one backpack! It´s amazing how much ¨stuff¨ we accumulate back home, that we don´t need. I re-realize this when packing for a three month adventure and all I have is a backpack a little larger than the one I wore to high school. I do want to note what I am carrying as I imagine I would be inclined to read this later in life:
-5 pairs of underwear -my chaco´s -1 pair of jeans -1 lock and chain
-4 pairs of socks -my tenis shoes -2 pairs of shorts -1 travel pillow
-4 t-shirts -3 books -1 head lamp -half a towel
-2 button down shirts -1 dopp kit -1 journal -1 pair of swimtrunks
-1 deck of cards -1 pullover -1 Auburn ball cap
And last but most importantly, one hammock! Granted I am hitching the travel pillow and chaco´s to the outer part of the bag, but I´m still impressed that everything else fits! It´s not a big backpack! Anyway, writing about this is only making me more excited! I´m going to see a movie tonight at the cines, likely in Spanish, surely for a dollar and a quarter! Let me know if I´ve forgotten anything!