17.01.2007 - 17.01.2007 28 °C
So, after months and months of planning (ok, so not that many months, it was actually a pretty spontaneous decision - very unlike me!) the time has finally arrived to head off into the deep, dark unknown! It feels a bit like first day at school - excited to be going, looking forward to playing with all the other kids and my big brother will be there. And then there's all the scary parts as well - what if the other kids don't like me and my big bro ignores me (he did in high school, it was like I didn't exist!)
I think I'm about as prepared as I can be, all the lists have been ticked off and the backpack is packed - solid! I've been ruthless with the clothing - I'm only taking 4 pairs of shoes and for a gal that owns over 50 pairs, i think that's a pretty damn fine effort!
And I've been very practical with the holiday wardrobe. I'll be living in khaki for the next 6 months, although I have thrown in a couple of pink items, mostly so I don't get mistaken for the guerilla, or possibly worse, the military, in Colombia!
I guess now all that is left is to look forward to all the adventures that lie ahead - extreme sports in Chile, tango in Argentina, Machu Picchu in Peru, being rolled for my designer bumbag in Bolivia (thanks Char), parasites in the Amazon (thanks Bec)...
Two hours now till I leave for the airport, so I'll sign out now, next entry will be in Santiago, Chile. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!