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September 08, 2004

Last Entry from SF

I've waited until the absolutely last possible minute to pack up my computer and haul it off to my storage space, but finally, this is the last possible minute. In just about 48 hours, I'll be getting on a plane...

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Posted by Amy at 09:19 AM | Read Comments (7)
September 05, 2004

Last Weekend, Last Sunday, Last...

I'm in my last week--just five more days and five more nights until I leave! I'm constantly aware of how it's my last something--last Saturday night, last weekend morning, etc. etc. So far my last weekend's going okay. Thanks to...

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Posted by Amy at 10:43 AM | Read Comments (1)
August 31, 2004

Camping Out

Over the weekend, I moved out of my room and put most of my stuff in storage. It was a relatively smooth process, but it was exhausting! It was also totally bizarre to see everything I own stacked up in...

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August 25, 2004

Going Away Party Pix

As I mentioned earlier, my roommates and friends organized a totally fun going away party for me last weekend. It was so nice to just laze around and do nothing for awhile, and to see a bunch of my friends...

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Posted by Amy at 09:07 PM | Read Comments (0)
August 24, 2004

Hello, Host Family!

I just found out a little bit about the family I'll be staying with in Cusco, Peru, while I'm studying Spanish. The father is an electrical engineer, and his wife is a lawyer. They have a 5-year-old daughter and a...

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August 23, 2004

Advice for the Nomad

When you tell people you're taking a trip around the world, their response often involves advice--some tidbit learned from their own travels. I think the most useful advice (more of a warning, really) I've received so far (which I discounted...

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August 22, 2004

The Itinerary

Subject to change, of course, but here's the current plan. It'll be interesting to see how this changes over time. September 10: SFO to Lima September 11: Lima to Cuzco September 13-October 1: Spanish classes in Cuzco October 6-11: hike...

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August 20, 2004

Tickets, check...

To commemorate the three-week point until my departure (just a coincidence, really), today I'm buying the rest of my tickets! I think I've found the perfect balance between winging it and planning ahead: I'm just buying a few tickets for...

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August 19, 2004


A lot of people have commented on how "brave" or "courageous" I am to take this trip, and I nod along, but in the back of my head I often think "I don't know about brave... I'm scared to death!"...

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August 18, 2004

The Countdown Continues...

22 days to go! I'm seeing my to do list shrink daily, and I'm somehow managing to live in the ongoing chaos that is my room--and my life. I've learned that it's not that my new bank is an evil...

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August 08, 2004

Three Weeks Til Moving Day

It seems it's all about the countdowns these days. How many days left at work (19), how many days until I move out of my apartment (21), how many days until I leave (33). I bought sour cream the other...

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August 01, 2004

39 Days to Go...

I am slowly, very slowly, it seems, making progress on my enormous To Do list. I signed up for travel insurance, so that's one of the biggies I checked off today. I also took a self defense class, which was...

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