Goodbye Letter to my Lost Love

Trip Start Dec 10, 2011
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Trip End Sep 29, 2012


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

When will I see you again? No goodbye, no words, not even a kiss.

You lured me in, chewed me up, spat me out and lured me in again. I should be angry with you for using me, but I am still infatuated with you and I don't want to leave.

I’ll always be thinking about you, the memories we shared, the good times and the bad and all the times I cried over you.

That feeling of anxiety is back, the sweaty palms, the constant thinking of am I doing the right thing? But as I changed my plan once before for you, I now have to go. I have to face reality.

Although I am questioning what my reality is now. This, being here with you, feels pretty real. Like any breakup it’s hard on the person staying behind.

This time I’m leaving but all the memories, journeys and amazing wonderful friends I made are still with me in my heart forever.

The 'You’ I’m talking about is...

Medellin...

Colombia...

Latin America...

And the ‘You’ are all the special friends I made on my journey and the many people that touched my heart.

If you can measure your travel by friends made and not distance, then I have traveled very far. Like Buzz Lightyear 'To infinity and beyond'. Thank you to everyone I met along the way.

It’s 'hasta luego', not goodbye Colombia, thanks for the great memories.

Gracias a todos por un gran viaje.

I’ll miss you.
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Vrushali on

very touching entry..

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

Your words almost brought tears to my eyes Charlotte...
So you are heading back home...or probably you are there now.
Thanks for sharing all this time. It was a good trip, a way of getting more mature, and start faceing reality from here on. You will surely miss all this.....but I am sure it won't be for long because I can feel it you will soon be out for more. I bet you will.

charlotte
charlotte on

Thank you for the comments. This was a piece I wrote almost two weeks before I left, I had the idea of writing a love letter to a love but being about my trip. I am so glad you liked it as I enjoyed writing this piece a lot. Of course some of the words and sentiments are the truth ... and maybe about a real love :)

charlotte
charlotte on

Some comments from other friends I want to record with this entry...

Andrew Nagy I hope your time traveling has been everything you hoped for Charlotte. Sorry I've not been in touch for a while, I'm still living out of a backpack and exploring amazing places. I'm very glad to of met you and it only seems like yesterday we were hiking in Peru! What a trip and you really are a kind, caring and amazing person after you sacrificed going with your Dad to see the Ancient city at sunrise to stay and look after me when I was on my 'deathbed' as I put it! ha. Thank you so much for the experience, the laughs and the moment the morning fog cleared and we stood in awe at Machu Picchu. Whenever we're both back in the UK I'd love to come down and visit you and your Dad for a few beers :) Take care and remember....you are awesome! :D

charlotte
charlotte on

From Dora Ramírez Grajales.

Gracias por permitirte conocer esta gran ciudad de la que vivo enamorada y por regalarle ese gran corazón a los niños que de verdad te lo agradecerán toda la vida.

charlotte
charlotte on

From Elias Lazo, Peru.

SO YO BACK HOME ;(, GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING, IF YO WILL BACK SOME DAY, REMEMBER AS WELL HERE IN PERU YOU HAVE A LITTLE PLACE TO STAY AND KNOW MORE ABOUT S.A, SEEYA AROUND MY DEAR.

charlotte
charlotte on

From Erika Gabriel, Bogota, Colombia.

Te voy a extrañar mucho... siempre, siempre bienvenida. Mi familia es tu familia. mi casa es tu casa!! el día menos esperado estaré en tu país, mi ingles será perfecto y tu español espero que también! Debemos seguir practicando!! Un Abrazo grandísimo.

charlotte
charlotte on

From Natasha Greatorex, my lovely British expat friend in Medellin, Colombia.

Hasta luego, lovely friend. Safe flight. Hope to speak soon. Missing you already! xx

charlotte
charlotte on

From Naylin J Tata, Caracas, Venezuela.

A Que Dios te guíe en tu regreso a casa (UK) recibe un muy fuerte abrazo. Naylin y Edgar

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