“Mi madre hablaba como la aurora y como los dirigibles que van a caer.” – Vicente Huidobro
I’m exploring options for the next few week/months/years/decades/millennia of my life after flying to Lima next Tuesday. At first I thought I’d stay in Lima a week and then make my way into the mountains.
But now I realize I have…
Option 1: Play it safe
Stay in Lima a week or two, go to small town outside Lima, go to Huancayo, a city six hours east of Lima located at 3,400 meters above sea level in the mountains, stay a couple weeks in Huancayo since weather wouldn’t be hot and it has cheap Airbnb’s.
Make way into the jungle…
Option 2: José Mujica
Stay a week in Lima, make way to Cusco, make way to Puerto Maldonado, cross into Brazil, go to Rio Branco, see a bit of both Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon, make way into Paraguay, then Uruguay, drink mate with José Mujica, then make way down to Buenos Aires, down to Chiloé, then Ushuaia.
Fly to Svalbard.
Option 3: Paraguay
Make way to Bolivia, spend a couple weeks in Bolivia, make way to Paraguay.
Option 4: English, mate, Svalbard
Fly to Santiago, fly to Valdivia, make way to Chiloé, stay with Marcela and Pablo on their farm for a couple months, teaching English, writing, and drinking mate. Then make way to Ushuaia. Fly to Svalbard.
Option 5: The southernmost “community” in the world
Choose one of the above, and in addition to going to Ushuaia also go to Puerto Williams, Chile, southernmost town in the world, and from there take boat to Puerto Toro, southernmost community in the world. Learn how to catch king crab.
Option 6: Babies
Make way to Córdoba, Argentina through Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay. Meet girl. Start pronouncing double “l’s” like “sh.” Starting pronouncing single “l’s” like “sh.” Have 3-30 children. Stay forever.
Option 7: None of the above
Miss flight to Lima. Stay in Guadalajara.
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