Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Viva Modern Transportation

Over the course of the past year, I felt it necessary to make some important decisions. (I can't really call them resolutions....because it wasn't really a 'year end' thing, but whatever.)

One of those decisions was to forgo a big summer trip in order to save money and buy a house. Even though we are only a few days into '08....I realize that it is time to revisit that decision. What have I come to, you might ask?

That plan sucks and I'm over it. I'm going to Peru.

I thought for a moment about hiking the trail to Machu Picchu. However, after talking with a friend who has done it, and realizing that I have little- to no- desire to walk 3 days in order to reach any destination....I have concluded that I will be taking a train to the ruins. Hell, I hear there is a helicopter that will take you there. I may very well do that. Seriously, there has got to be some reason why that civilization went extinct! I have to believe that accessibility to the outside world had to play a part.

Really, what it boils down to is the realization that I don't enjoy sleeping on the ground and the thought of having to crap in the jungle is wildly underwhelming, at best. Honestly--people die doing stupid stuff like that.

At the start of this new year, (a year in which I will turn 30!! Crap.) I am happy with the decisions and realizations that I have made about myself. I am who I am.....I can deal with that.

I'm going to Peru and I want a freakin' mint on my pillow.


HOO said...

I have not used "natural" sanitation since I was seven and peed on my pants at a family reunion when I tried to go outside. Luxury travel all the way.

Jillian said...

For the are totally welcome to come! Barring something extraordinary, I don't forsee any peeing in the wilderness.

Sherpa said...

I've been to Macchu Picchu twice, by train and by the Inka Trail.

Jillian said...

And lived to tell the tale of the Inka Trail....that's commendable! I will not be taking that risk. :)