Saturday, October 4, 2008

23 days

Well, as most of you know, I leave for Mexico in 23 days!  I can hardly believe it myself.  Anyway, I will fly into Puerto Vallarta, and hopefully find a bus headed for Patzcuaro where I plan to stay for Dia de Los Muertos celebrations.  Then I'll go back to PV where I take a 45 minute boat ride to the tiny town on Yelapa.  In Yelapa I will be volunteering at La Casa de Imaginacion.  Not exactly sure what I'll be doing there, but I'll let you know when I find out.  And then... who knows!?!?

This summer I read an entertaining book about travel called "Smile When You're Lying," and found the perfect quote for traveling in Latin America:
"Life isn't perfect below the border; I'd known that going in.  But sometimes you just have to have faith that you've brought enough nerve to deal with the unexpected, enough cash to make more friends than enemies, and enough perspective to judge a place for what it is rather than for what you've heard it's supposed to be."