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GalleryGoing back to green
We are back in this incredible world of green, enjoying the month of May in Connecticut. So hello, US of A. The natural world is just exploding here, and it's almost like I've never noticed it before. I don't think that can be possible, but I also don't think we could have found a more complete polar opposite to the India we left (for the moment). We are here for about a month, just long enough to take a first icy dip in the pool and watch the buds blossom and give way to produce. View Gallery »
My mom is trying to stay off dairy, red meat and chicken these days. So today we made an awesome shrimp, cod and turkey sausage stew. It was gumbo-like; all tomatoes and spice and everything good, including some chunks of okra. I'm happy to be home in this beautiful wonderland of fresh vegetables. It's my kind of gingerbread house.
Breakfast as the bus stops in Mancora. My feet are so swollen they look like I have lost all the bones. We're being subjected to excessively loud old B&W Mexican movies but the speakers are so bad we can't make out the Spanish. Ah, such is life on a bus. Welcome aboard, Mancorians… er… Australians who came to Peru for the surf??? Pasen, pasen.
"I just had a peanut butter and honey sandwich without the bread."
This morning was difficult. I was feeling down and the edges of what we call culture shock - a feeling of being unable to express thoughts or communicate with another culture, which I've only otherwise felt once, in Japan - were setting in. We've just started spending a few - hopefully four - hours a day practicing Spanish. Currently we have a Berlitz grammar book, a simple conversational book and a Teach Yourself verbs book. This morning I was feeling they were all insufficient and not up to the cause. Really, I was feeling insufficient. Now that we're here, we've arrived and we're in the midst of what we've wanted for so long, there is a tendency to panic. OMG, we're going to run out of money, we're going to move too slowly, we're going to get sick or hurt or whatever. Tranquilo. Matt ... View Post »