Hola Todos! I am finally writing to update you about my second tenure in
School so far this semester has been great! I am only taking 4 classes this time instead of 5 and each class is only 90 minutes because the semester is longer. So I have three hours per day Monday through Thursday, and the best part of all is NO class at 8:30 in the morning (my earliest start is 10:00 AM)! I am taking a course on the history of
Now to the fun stuff:
My first weekend back in town, my friend Oli invited me to come with him to
The following weekend, Oli had another great idea for a Saturday trip. We decided to go to a town in the
- Find proper footwear – I think I still have a scar on my heel from the painful blister that I walked with.
- Get a very detailed trail map, and a compass is always a good idea too. We had a map that we received from the tourist office, but we couldn’t tell if we were on this squiggly line or that squiggly line (we new we were on the red one).
- If you plan on doing a 5 hour hike…Do a FIVE hour hike!
- If you have seven hours of daylight, DO NOT walk out 4 hours before turning around.
- Try Try Try not to get lost for an hour (if you’re doing the math we’re now at 5 hours before turning around, which leaves 2 hours of daylight…I know you know what’s coming).
- If you do happen to get lost for an hour, DO NOT try to blaze your own trail…Especially if blazing your own trail involves climbing straight up the mountainside.
- If you must embark on a strenuous 8 hour journey that involves climbing mountains, crossing rivers, and jogging home, try to make sure that you are in good enough physical condition to participate in such activities.
As a result of our stupidity we had to go back to town the way that we came, but we had 2 hours to do what took 4 hours earlier. So when we weren’t jogging we were speed-walking and when we weren’t speed-walking we were jogging. After about 2 hours of this, we were exhausted and the sun was gone. We had made good time so we only had about one more hour to walk and much of it now was on a paved road, which was good because there was no risk of getting lost, but bad because it was dark and we were walking on a road. The last two miles were up hill and our bodies were completely physically exhausted. It was literally painful to move at this point. I’ve never experienced that level of physical exhaustion before. We made it into town and sat down in a bar. I thought that sitting would be nice, but my legs were in such pain that even sitting was painful (not to mention the giant sore of a blister that I had on my heel). At 9:00 we caught the last bus back to
Despite all of our misfortunes, the trip was very fun, nobody died, and we saw some very beautiful mountain sceneries. It was worth it. However, to cap off my stupidity, the next day (instead of nursing my wounds) I received an offer to go play soccer and I couldn’t turn it down. All the rest of that week, my foot was in so much pain that I thought it was broken (fortunately it was not).
This weekend Oli, Fabian, and I will be going on another adventure. We are going to
I hope that you all enjoy hearing about my adventures. ¡Espero que todo está bien con Ustedes, que se divertirán y que todo pasará bien!