Having only 3 types of chip choices in Arequipa, Peru (Doritos - nacho cheese, Lays - original, tortilla chips) didn’t make life too exciting. But after standing in the chip aisle here in America for a good 15 minutes, I realized that there is a fine line between ‘choices’ and ‘excessive amounts of flavors’. I think if my buddy Miguel saw this, his head would explode.
Just sent off my Visa paperwork to DC en route to the Chinese Embassy. Leaving May 19th for China if all goes as planned. I’ll miss America as I always seem to do while abroad, but it’ll be a good 6 months before that feeling sets in.
I wrote an article for ITA for a writing contest, didn’t win, but they published it anyway. I think they publish all the losers so I wasn’t overenthusiastic about it, but stoked nonetheless.
More pics from Machu Picchu
On an unrelated note, being back in Boise, Idaho has been interesting so far. My English is terrible, I drive really slow, and I feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices we as Americans have. I went to Fred Meyer’s this afternoon and there were 6 types of roast beef to choose from, then I was asked what thickness I wanted it cut at. What? I don’t know lady, just put half a pound in a bag and ring me up. The States and Peru are definitely 2 different worlds.
At the Denver airport for the next 7 hours until my flight to Boise hopefully takes off. It’s weird being back in the States and hearing so many people speak ‘good’ English and feeling cold. It’s snowing here in good ‘ol Colorado. It’s always weird seeing so many blondes. On one hand, it’s nice to be back in the States and have this thing called ‘efficiency’, but on the other, I am going to miss the lack of structure in Peru. For anyone that’s lived anywhere except Miraflores in Lima, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.