I hope we can make it up any volcanes after my time here in BOgota. I am lazy, but this will make Huaraztat much better!
Hey Madre, all is well with sceduling, destiny takes us to other corners of the universe I guess. Thanks for being such an inspirational Mom by the way. Mom you should come visit me instead, I actually think you would be blown away at how many terrorists there aren't and how safe it actually is. Can't wait to see the college info. What would you say if I told you I wanted to live here and open up a ...well...I don't know yet. Sound good?
hehehe, love you lots Mom!
I am looking forward to seeing your fine ass. Hope you plan on driving to golden with me. YOu better not move to BC without saying goodbye either. I hope you live in YYC for the few days I will be there, and we can rock out old school gangsta style, in da hood, representin like we should. Maybe we can do something juvenile like egg coffee guys store haha I am 22, seriously, I am 22. We, together, have a youthful essence, lets party honey!
See ya in a month! Besos y amor de Huaraz
Hey Chiquita bonita!
Actually there are lots of delicious veggie restaurants here, I hit them up for fresh salads and new crazy foods with grains and super tasty sweet potatoes grown here. THe great thing is, its even easier for vegetarians, and also gluten free/lactose free. I dont know why buy soy milk is super cheap, tastier, and since there is so much food produced here, its cheap and easy to find lots of stuff...and for some strange reason there are like 40 chinese restaurants in this town. YUM YUM. Anyways, I miss you dearly, keep up the good grow op!
HAHA Cailin, you are supposed to put YOUR name under the column "senders name" not mine. I love you and you have made my morning. I really hope work treats you well and the kicking horse river gives you some wild rides, try to keep those tourists alive ehh!?
Check out my latest story on gri gris, and give yourself a hug from me,
Ohh no! Well you can join my new club, the F-You Air Canada Club. For you guys that is a little bit worse though, because it is a major percent of your trip! Where did you go in Mexico? Como estas tu Espaniol? Aqui todo bien, immersion es mejor para me, y apprende un poco todos los dias!
Hey hey there!
Huayhuash fue super bien! Y tu, como te fue Vallunaraju? Huaraz, y la casa de Lucho no es lo mismo sin las Mexicanas! Estoy mejor y lista para rumbiar, pero no hay una influencia Mexicana para mi, que lagrima...entonces, puedo esperar hasta Mexico. Cuidate y suerte en tus examens, una abrazo a ti y dale una a Isa!
Nos vemos chica!
Hey there sista!
Glad to hear your greenthumb is being put to work. I miss you lots and am glad we could chat...understandable about the e-mail...I basically just hate computers in general so meh. Send details sooner or later and I will call you back for some juicy gossip updates.
Lots of besos from me here in Huaraz!
Ohh I am so glad to hear this! Hey don't give them the URLl for my website, it may be inappropriate for young viewers, and I could see the pictures being rated PG13 or worse at times. I am so happy you could take that job Lauren, you are a perfect person for the girls. Give them a hug for me, pet oakley, and take some spanish classes if you have time!
I heart you Lauren
Por primero, SUERTE! Que chimba, UBC! Voy a visitarte alla por supuesto! Estamos feliz a verte pronto Angie, Colombia esperando!
Quieres ir a Cocuy conmigo, porque cuando tu quieres, puedo esperearte! Entonces, voy a escribir un journal entry, desde mucho tiempo que hice eso...
besitos muy grande, que te vaya bien!
Ohh Dad, you couldn't resist with the 'ass' comment could you. I think you could become quite accustomed to this lifestyle, I guess you almost are anyways...go for the early retirement! I do love it here, and I have started to figure out names of alot of what we grow in spanish. Here they call Oxalis 'piel de sapos' (frogs skin). There are some other funny ones. I got some plants for my roommate ...a Norfolk Island Pine a bit smaller than the one you have cost about $14 CDN. They can just grow so many cool things here...I was wondering...after importing tropical plants why did you choose Calgary to live and work? Out of the whole world, how did you pick Calgary?
Anyways, I am making green enchiladas so have to run, miss ya,
Love ya! Give Mom and Baba a hug for me!
I am in Manizales tonight. Had an amazing experience, I think my fav. one so far, at a coffee finca today. Will write more about it later...tomorrow, as the internet shop closes soon, but check out my new picts. Love ya, say hola to the abuelos for me!
I love this place, and yes, I am being very safe. You don´t have to worry about me today either, as your President is here, and he has brought his own police as well, so security is really beefed up. In the countryside it is wonderful, people are people in every corner of the planet, and their overwhelming generousity has already made lasting impressions!
Love you guys!
Hey Shannon. When you are done high school you should travel. If I could give anyone one bit of advice, the most important thing which I consider imperative to self growth is travel. You know the feeling, but you just wait until you are older too, and sans parents he he he. It is INCREDIBLE! The beauty is lost in the photos, sadly photos can not quite capture the entire presence of their subjects, but I try to convey this through the caption. The vast expanse of wild nature here is crazy! I should get back to it now though, so kiss Jake for me, give him a good scratch, and have fun in school. Start daydreaming of our enormous planet and picture yourself in some region, enjoying the culture and whatever else there is to offer!
I will be back late August, will have to come by and say hello and show you my pictures!
Yes. Absolutely do that. We did that and our guides tried to up the cost when we got there so make sure you get EVERY single document and an absolute confirmation of the price. We were able to argue (in spanish) to ensure of the prior cost, but without linguistic skills this would be very difficult, and its amazing how poor tour guides english becomes when they are not getting what they want. Extremely annoying! ANywho, good luck, say hello to your parents for me, give Nemo a scratch, and get your ass down here, I miss you!
PS I listened to Da Hood yesterday and thought of you!
Me encanta tus españiol! I will write soon chica, I promise, until then keep on earnin, I can send you a "package" if you want hehe.
Good luck with GOlden!
So nice to hear from ya Chels. I cried in the airport. Then this HUGE feeling of overwhelming adrenaline dried my eyes and I got on the plane, begining my adventure. I am glad you are in Golden, I hope it is nice there. I heard my Dad is coming out, he could maybe bring my snowboard for ya! IS there still lots of snow out there? GIve Issac a hug for me, and breath that fresh clean mountain air.
I heart you too sista, keep it real and take care of our Moms!
I miss you, I love you, and I will write (I PROMISE) soon!
dont worry, I am taking anti-malarials. Its cool, Im out of the jungle now, back to where I should be, inland, away from the crystal blue waters of the Carribbean, and close to lakes and maountains. I will try to climb a volcano or something now. I miss you Mom, there are places here you would actually really enjoy! Its beautiful, not as cheap as I expected, but incredible. I am doing really good, eating some delicious fruits, and headed to Manizales for some outdoor adventure. Will post a story when I have time, XOXOXO Hug Dad
COmo estas? Que tal?¿ Glad to hear you are i nthe kitchen, you should try to learn something Mexican, although you do make the best spaghetti sauces! How is the greenhouse? Everything look ok, no botritis?
Glad to see Mom sent you the URL! The memories, like most, are incredible and have really changed my impression...hopefully others as well, of this big, vast land known as Colombia. Keep checkin´on the site, should have some more journal entries up soon, and have had some really cool surprises lately!
Ciao! Have a great day!
Haha, too long, aww come on, lets hear some spanish. If everyone I knew and loved made a concerted effort to translate eveything they said to me in Spanish, imagine how fast I would learn haha. Yes, Bogota is a wonderful place, actually, I think it is one city in the world that I have found which I could live in for an extended time. I love it! good to hear from ya! Give Grandma and Grandpa hugs and kisses from me!
Hey there my Sista!
Glad to hear you are soakin up some rays. I am in the Amazon basin now and very far from glaciers and sun...it seems to rain alot here. I miss you too...after leaving BOgota I am a bit missin´people...I have no friends here and there are no backpackers. It is good though, I get lots of time to think, and to observe. I also bought a friendship by purchasing a breakfast empanada for the cutest puppy in the world. He followed me for about 3 hours after that. Who says money can´t buy love, that puppy loved (still does) me.
OK, well take care, you might here from me on sunday, I hear skype is free.
Mucho love from Heather in Letecia,
It wont be the same travelling americasur with no one to pirate lago titicaca with. Alas, I will have to rape and pillage sola. OK, maybe just pillage. If by chance you have time, drop down for awhile, or even better, come to Canada chica! Are you still going to work for Bush or what¿
paz y amor,
Hey you Abuelos,
you must be the coolest grandparents on the planet. Did I ever tell you that?¿