Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Post one: Don't ask me how I work my magic

So, as I lay here in Winter Park, Florida I just started my first blog without even lifting a finger. Don't ask me how I work my magic.   I remember my cousin Mary Pam saying ",you could write a book"... Well here it goes, it's not a book, but it's close enough.

I leave for Lima Peru in four days. I have my hostel set up for the first three nights of the trip and the hostel's driver will be picking me up from the airport. Other than that, I have no arrangements for the remaining three weeks. I can go anywhere I want at any time. I love the thought of that. The open highway has always been my home, it seems. Hence, the theme of my blog is "to live is to fly". "To live is to fly" is also a great Townes Van Zandt song.

Status: nothing is packed, laundry is dirty, only slept three hours last night,. Period. But hey, there's a lot on my list of things to do, so you can't say I don't have my stuff together.

I think I will go to Bolivia as well, although I must mention that the thought of Uruguay has crossed my mind once or twice. I should be prepared for both, you never know. I'm going to have to think about how I want to structure this blog. I think there are a lot of people out there who would love to go traveling through the developing world, but don't quite know how to go about doing that. I kind of figured it out. I might be able to help someone get where they want to go. It's best if all I've learned doesn't go to waste, so I am hoping to find a way to share it.

Oh yeah, here's a link to that song:


  1. Looking forward the stories from your travels. The lessons learned, the good, the bad, and the ugly (I had to use that). I think randomness and spontaneity are what keep us young and excited. It's funny how the more time passes the fonder I look back on things, so documenting them as they happen is pretty priceless. I kept a journal while I was backpacking through Europe I might just have to dig that out one day. I hope you have a wonderful trip and I still very much wish I was going with you this time!

  2. ANGEL!!! Happy Birthday on Friday, Beautiful Lady -- I SO wish you were coming with. I never know about you though... you might just get a whim and fly on down. That would make my New Year :-D Please get to diggin' bc I would love to see and hear all about your solo trip thru Europe.

  3. Have fun and enjoy your trip, if you visit Machu Picchu please take plenty of pics!

  4. Thanks Willie - will do!! I will be looking forward to catching up with you at greater length in the New Year. Merry Christmas!

  5. Intriguing post; intriguing writing style... I think I need to read some more...


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