Villa El Salvador, 13/12/2009
Me voy. Me voy. Me voy!
In a few days I will be in the cold cold cold Copenhagen! Happy and sad at the same time. Ready and not ready yet to come back. Confused feelings. I open my computer and I see the plane ticket on my desktop, looking at me, telling me it is time to go, to leave Perù and start again with my "normal" life in Denmark. I am afraid. Afraid not to find the right words when I will describe this experience to my family, to my boyfriend, to my friends. Afraid not to be able to describe the sensations, the process I went through, the emotions and the changes. I was thinking the other day that I feel a bit stronger now than before I left Denmark. And I feel as if these two months made me 5 years older in some ways.
I have been travelling quite a lot after I finished with my classes. I did the Inca trail, which lasted 4 days and ended in Macchu Picchu. I will always remember the morning I arrived in Macchu Picchu. We were al tired and our clothes smelly. There were clouds at the Sun Gate and we could not see anything. A bit disappointed, we all kept walking and, suddenly, the big, ancient and silent city appeared and it was like something magic in front of our eyes. Something that can make people smile or cry. I was smiling. A fantastic feeling of freedom took possession of me and I felt like flying on his city.
After a few days in Cusco Peter and I flew to Puerto Maldonado (close to the border with Bolivia) and then to the jungle (8-9 hours by boat from this city). I have to admit that it was a bit hard for me to deal with this kind of nature: HUGE spiders, mosquitos which carry a quite long list of diseases, various kinds of animals enjoying to spend their time in the shower, no electricity etc. Soon, we realized our repellent was not strong enough to move away all the mosquitos from our skin, so we both got bitten a bit. The sounds in the night were incredible. The nature is kind of SCREAMING in the night in the middle of the Amazon jungle. At the beginning these sounds would make me nervous, but at the end of the vacation I loved them. I was sleeping so tight that Peter told me he will get for me the CD "sounds from the jungle". Eheh.. Yes, at the end I liked it, but I needed a few days to get used to so many new things around me. Everything with Peter went very good. As we reminded each other all the time, I would be the one taking care of him in the civilization (I speak more fluent Spanish than him), and he would be the one taking care of me in the nature (he is more used to wild nature and wild animals than me). So, it all worked out perfectly.
Well, well see you all in Copenhagen and in Italy, then. Looking forward to seeing you all.