The bus ride from Cusco was 27 hours, mostly comfortable, but uneventful. We reached the Pacific Ocean again, my first time since my transfer in Antofagasta ages ago! Seeing the Pacific always brings me a flood of feelings – a few thousand more kilometres up the coast, and it’s home. Only having two weeks left in the trip…that makes home seem a lot closer.
Silvia and Óscar have been planning to head up through South and Central America to Mexico, and I seriously thought about joining them to Colombia, at least. I’ve had such a pleasant few days with them (and Marlies and Flo) that I really wanted to just keep going with them! (Marlies and Flo ended their trip in Lima.) Knowing that Lima would be my final two days with them, after almost six weeks- half my trip!- of intermittent contact, made me quite depressed. So I spent the bus doing some Colombia research, resolving to change my flights and work some magic… Continue reading