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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Make sure to check out Andrea's Travel Blog for more stories and photos of our trip!

Going home

Going home is always strange after being gone for an extended period of time. The last day in Bogota was the worst. Kind of like prolonging the inevitable exit. You reach a point when you realize that you are leaving and just want to get it over with.

I spent the last day hanging out with new friends and trying not to think about the fact that I would be back home the next morning.  

The last 4 days in Bogota were a blur of meeting new people, playing poker in the hostel, very late nights ( or rather, early mornings ) and hanging out in a city which is at the same time trendy and modern and old and quaint.

Before leaving every new traveler I would meet, and after I'd tell them I was headed home, they would stare at me with glazed eyes saying "Wow... that's crazy!".

It was...

Life goes on

When I finally reached home the trip already seemed like it was years ago. It's amazing how fast you adjust to a new reality. Being home had it's comforts.

... I could flush the toilet paper here.

... warm showers had good water pressure.

... there was no need to carry my cash in a hidden money belt.

... I could drink water straight from the tap.

It would take a a while before I stopped saying "Gracias!" to people when I was served but it was only a matter of time before the tan line faded and the trip was no more that good memories, photos and this travel blog of course.

Thanks for following... see you next time.
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struthie
struthie on

Great stories!
Hey Luc!

Sounds like a fantastic adventure.... South America is definitely next on my list so am very jealous of you and Andrea and all the amazing things you've done!!

I'm in Nigeria for this month so am having a little adventure of my own. Wish me luck! (I've already lost my ticket home so may be staying for a while!)

I hope that it wasn't your last trip, the photos are awesome, you should make a career of it!

Ruth (Luxor)

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