|La Antigua, Guatemala|
"Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." -- Joseph Campbell
Cuzco is the base point where most people go to visit Machu Picchu. Cuzco sits at 11,000 feet elevation, so I'll be back to my high-altitude life again. Although, this makes Laramie look like sea level! Laramie is at 7,200 feet. :) I've always dreamed of visiting Peru - especially Machu Picchu, and couldn't be more excited to have this opportunity.
|Machu Picchu, Peru|
"Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings." -- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Some have asked what happened to moving to Costa Rica? Well, this job was originally listed for Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, as the company has branches in all three countries. After applying and interviewing, I found out that the only openings for TEFL trainers were in Peru and Guatemala. While I was excited about Costa Rica for many reasons, I couldn't dismiss this opportunity. It's still in the region of the world I want to be in, and it truly is a perfect fit for what I'm interested in doing.
Others are also asking if I'll make it home before the move. I'm not certain, but at this point it isn't looking too good. I only have 4 weeks between the contracts and that isn't much time to wrap up everything here as well as sneak in a few more travel adventures before leaving Europe. We shall see indeed. The details will all fall into place...for now, I'm simply smiling and enjoying this moment.