Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Here's the 2 pics she took and wanted me to post because they met her approval
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  2. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    No hippy girl pictures this week, but how about a sexy Peruvian girl instead
  3. bmac

    bmac Been here awhile

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    Stick around, you can make time (if you need to) somewhere else. Enjoy the respite.

    A lot of your journey has involved the opportunity to interact with the local culture. This looks like the best opportunity to do just that.

    Once the journey is over some of the distinct places you have been will blend together somewhat. I suspect your time with Cathe will stay with you a lot longer and remain more vivid.
  4. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Not bad that far :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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  5. Sckill

    Sckill Been here awhile

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    How is this even a question?? You've been taking your time to enjoy the sights for the past few months and now you won't stay put to enjoy the one sitting right on your lap for a few days?!? Europe will still be there.
  6. backwoods bobby

    backwoods bobby Adventurer

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    I know what I would do, she's pretty.:rilla
  7. Earendil

    Earendil Anywhere Outside

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    :lurk Thanks for sharing your adventure. Keep it coming. :clap
  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I guess it is really a no brainer
    And you don't even know half the story.
    I am a Gentleman
    And as they say here............

    A Gentleman has no Memory

    :)
  9. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Just remember the good wine and beer when I come to visit
  11. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    That is in the long time memory and almost reserved for you !!!
  12. natraps

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    Hey Lalo,

    Been following your trip for a while now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Continue to live the adventure and congrats on meeting Cathe...I hope that you stay and go to the wedding. Maybe when you head over to Europe, she'll have a flight going that way and you can meet up with her again :clap

    natraps
  13. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Almost???????
    WTF
    Keep the 1959 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion locked safely in the cellar and decant it one hour before my arrival
  14. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    yes, staying for the wedding.
    Then I am hoping to go on to Ica with her for some Peruvian wine tasting at the wineries there.
    And that is one of the benefits of working for the airlines. She can fly for free or almost free on most airlines in the world. So depending how it goes this weekend, I think it might not be the last time I see her
    Stay tuned to see how it all plays out.
    I am curious too
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    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Finally making the love connection....Good on ya man...:thumb
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    You made the right decission!
    Keep us posted!
  17. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Did you know you can rent a nice highrise apartment here in Lima overlooking the ocean for $1000 a month?
    If I wasn't looking forward to the rest of my trip RTW, I would spend a lot more time here. But I am making mental notes of it all.
  18. TSRT97

    TSRT97 I am third

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    If it were me I would spend some time right where you are! The rest of South America will still be there waiting for you when the time comes to leave. Some opportunities only come around once. You don't want to miss out on a very attractive door being opened for you!
  19. flyingdutchman177

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    It's unanimous.
    I am staying.
    But I feel the pressure to continue on.
    My plan is to be in Europe in May so I can spend all summer there.
    Any additional time spent here in South America will mean less time in Europe.
    And since my plan is to come back thru So America, I can always hit what I miss here on my way back.
    But some doors only open once and this is something that I have been waiting for.
    And you can't buy your way in to the experience of a real Peruvian wedding with a super hot Latina gal..........that is of course it's your own wedding. And I have the rest of the world to explore before that happens.
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    I went surfing this morning here in Lima.
    I can't believe how cold the water is here.
    Wetsuits are definitely needed here.
    I am at about 12 degrees south latitude.
    And at the same latitude north (Panama or Costa Rica) it is like a bathtub.
    In between sets, I was thinking how lucky I am. I wake up each day and do what I want. Ok
    I do what I want within reason.
    I dont stay I luxurious places all the time and don't drink 1959 Chateau Lafite every night. But I pretty much do what I want
    Or to put it another way.......I don't have to do the things I don't want to do.
    And I think of my old life and most other people's lives, and they spend the majority of their time doing things they don't want to be doing (like work or chores) to spend some of their time doing the things they enjoy.
    I guess the goal is to find a good balance.
    I can't afford this lifestyle forever. But when I can't any more, I am going seek a better balance between doing the things I want and the things I need to do.
    Life is too short otherwise
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