Where Am I?
And What Am I Doing Here?
Spain, Portugal, Morocco or somewhere on the route below
After a quick and opportunistic hop across the Atlantic, with stops in Spain, Portugal and Morocco I'll be coming back to South America. Landing in Guayaquil, I plan to spend only a couple months on this initial inquiry visit, checking out the lay of the land and seeing what's what. When opportunities arise it frequently means moving on, but I am in no way done yet with Peru or South America at large. I hope to spend much, much more time here.
My visa is expired and my travel funds are beginning to run low. So... While I wait to hear back about yet another incredible opportunity to visit Antarctica with my dear Aunt Lisa, I will pursue pause and a paycheck. Reluctantly heading back to the US, I will be waging my bets this time that there is a half-decent job somewhere to be found in the Conch Republic, an easy hop up from Columbia, then back again.
The idea is to punch the time clock, put in some good hours, earn whatever hourly wage, ultimately saving up some cash to continue my ventures in South America. And with good fortune some cash to buy a one-way ticket to the southern tip of Argentina, where the Antarctic opportunity will begin.
Wish me luck!
Bottom: for the next six months I will be focusing on these areas circled in red, including Ecuador, Columbia, and a working stint in the Conch Republic. I plan on getting back to these countries as well as Chile, Argentina and all the rest but in their due time.
If you've been following my journey thus far you know I like to travel slowly. I don't like to travel with concrete plans. I buy one-way plane tickets and make certain commitments when I have to but I've found that plans, especially long term ones, rarely go accordingly, and you tend to miss a lot of great impromptu opportunities along the way if your always obligated to be somewhere at a certain time.
So I like to work with trajectories. I make a list of things I'd like to do in the region, which I am constantly adding to, then I see if there is a semi-logical route. The time scale is weeks and months, not solid days. I usually do this six months at a time and it is in this way that I continue to travel the world.