Monday, August 13, 2007
To leave Peru via Chavez Airport in Lima Peru, you must ransom yourself for $30.25. Or is that bail? Or is that admission to anywhere other than Peru? I have no idea.
Any and everyone with the means should get a passport and get out of the United States, if only for a short time. If you do, and you stay gone long enough to feel what it might be like NOT to be an American, being out of here will help you understand both the gifts and curses of being from (if you are) this country. More on this later.
That said, it is good to be back in the United States of America. I have a lot to say about Peru, how great a country it is, how lovely the people, how utterly different the values, the way of life, the everything... and also there was that four day hike to Machu Picchu to cover... but I can't say much of any of it right now because I have to get back to the airport and fly to Raleigh, NC to a meeting tomorrow. What joy is mine.
Summary: It is good to be home. I have missed you.*
*Even though I don't know who you are, or who I am. I have missed typing stuff and hitting the orange button. It had become a habit (past perfect tense) and I mean to get back to it.