Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Attack Plan

I´m done being bored.

School is on Swine Flu vacation for two weeks and I´ve been basically doing nothing the whole time. Sure, I´ve been teaching an English class for about an hour and a half each day, but that still leaves me with about 13 hours of time to kill.

After a few long conversations with family and friends about the true horrors of sitting in a room reading for 6 hours out of the day I decided that it is time for action. I´m not going to waste my trip being lazy and sleeping while there is plenty to do and see.

Today I´m leaving for Cochabamba! I´m taking a long weekend while my students compete in a big fútbol match to regain my adventurous spirit.

I´m excited to be able to play the role of tourist again. I thought that being a Cruceño (A person from Santa Cruz) for two months would be fantastic. I would know the city and reap the benefits of a long stay instead of simply passing through from hostel to hostel. Now, I kinda miss being able to pull out my camera and take pictures of the city and its people. I´m ready to look like a gringa again.

When I get back to Santa Cruz Julia Jimenez will have resumed classes and I will be back to my old self.


  1. my friend rachel was talking about her cousin not having a spirit of adventure, but a foundation of adventure. i think you have one too. have fun!

    (a sincere comment for once. amazing.)

  2. There's the wanderlust spirit I know and love! You go girl!

    Here's are a few words of wisdom you shared with me last year on the notes you sent with me to Bulgaria:
    "Nothing is worth more than THIS day." - Goethe

    "The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sightseeing'." - Daniel J.Boorstin

    "Travelers never think that THEY are the foreigners." - Mason Cooley

    With that said, mi amor, go and travel!

    Love you immensely -

  3. I love reading your blog. I to am so tired of doing nothing by myself...I think its called lonesomeness. You are a great cure for me. I hope your trip is glorious--yes glorious!