Well the trip is over and I'm home & sleeping in my own bed. And while south America is not my favorite place on the planet: The Catholic overtones and lack of fresh vegetables sorta "harshed my Buzz" as the kids say. And while those 2 things were true, I did see some amazing sites and had some exceptional meals. What I learned most is that I LOVE the process of being a backpacker traveler. I love the thrill of securing a comfortable, cheap hostal room with hot water & (bonus) good water pressure. I am thrilled by the prospect that if I get on a local bus, I may end up someplace I hadn't intended, but may be more interesting than my original destination. I look forward to buying toothpaste & soap. I was born to be vagabond.
Hope some of you will follow me along starting in january 2011 on my gap year to SE Asia & India. Safe Travels.