Sunday, October 19, 2008

YL -Getting old

Blargh. I am a total fish out of water. I dont understand this country at all! Up side is that I am learning Spanish and I see that they sell little packets of pot at the local bottle show in my fishing village of Horcon!

The romantic idea of spending my birthday in another country is just that - an idea. The reality is a bit different. I am now one year older in a place I cannot comprehend and no amount of Neruda poetry is going to help me now.

1 comment:

becstarr said...

I know what you mean! I had similar sentiments in Mexico & Cuba. I thought I was a reasonable traveller - in in Europe, I am - but travelling in those countries seemed to be an entirely different proposition.

My best tip (besides the usual water/tummy things) is not to scoff at group tours and/or day trips. Yes, you'll be with a bunch of other tours. But sometimes that can be a great thing! People you can converse with and hear a few stories from about where to go and what to do (and what not to do!). Plus, if you're lucky, a good guide really can open your eyes to things you may otherwise have missed.

Good luck with it, YL. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!