Hey guys, remember a few weeks ago when I left you all dangling by the tantalizing tidbit of information that I had big travel plans coming up? Well hereâ€™s the thing. Iâ€™m going to Peru tomorrow.
This actually all started two months ago when I found myself hyperventilating over an email from Contiki about having me on their global familiarization trip to South America. Theyâ€™re just launching their tours there this fall, and Iâ€™m one of the lucky handfuls of people attending.
So this process of preparation has been ongoing for quite some time. Iâ€™ve been getting vaccinated, reprimanded by my parents, rushing around to pick up malaria pills and medication in case I get the trots, scrambling to put together visas and passports and stressing out over the looming Air Canada strike.
Real conversation between myself and the pharmacist yesterday:
â€œAvoid eating spicy foods and drinking coffee or alcohol when you take these.â€
â€œâ€¦but I love all those things.â€
â€œI can tell.â€
Oh wait, I forgot to mention Iâ€™m going to Brazil and Argentina too.
Guys, I canâ€™t even wrap my head around the itinerary, itâ€™s so good. Watching the sunrise in Macchu Picchu? Helicopter ride over Iguassu Falls? Tango lessons in Buenos Aires? I CANâ€™T EVEN BREATHE RIGHT NOW.
Itâ€™s a whirlwind 9-day trip, but South America has been in my sights as a prospective travel destination for awhile, so Iâ€™m hoping this guided tour will give me a bit of insight into how to travel there safely and confidently.
So armed with Gravol and drowsy medication to knock me out for all the flying I have to do (DID I MENTION I HATE FLYING?), itâ€™s off to South America I go! Stay tuned.