Trip Start Sep 11, 2006
55Trip End Oct 11, 2007
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And what can I say, two days ago Machu Picchu was officially voted one of the ´New Wonders of the World`! the fourth wonder actually, which is probably why half the world is here right now, paying ridiculous amounts of of ´Benjamins`, to be hearded in and out of the mountintop village like a pack of sheep ready for their weekly dip!
Ok so it is very amazing, magical, inspiring, mystical and all the things you would expect from a Wonder of the World and it was worth every single long gruelling hour that it took to get here, but, and I say this with the upmost respect to anyone that reads this and has a pair, if I see one more pair of fucking ´´Zip-Off´´ trousers im going to tear them from their owner, set fire to them whilst dancing round them screaming ´´No No, Why Why, take me to a happy place`` That also goes the same for the twats that think they are being ´authentic` by paying hundreds of dollars for jumpers made from llama pubes or some other type of hair.
Its at this point I realise Im, shall we say a little travel weary and really am starting to believe my own shit about being a ´world traveller`, and one that would never mix with the likes of the tourists here, storlling around eating in ´authentic` restaurants, wearing their north face jumpers and... hang on a minute... that actually sounds like me. Fuck, im a tourist like the rest of them. shit. what have Ibecome? its a full circle. Tourist to traveller and back to tourist again. Thank god for that. It means that now I can shave the beard off, cut off the dreads and exchange the sandals for real shoes. Im amongst real people from the the real world. People who have jobs and comittments. I wonder how that feels?
But I digress, sorry. Machu Picchu. What more can I say, google it to see some pics, Its pretty amazing. And if you ever find yourself in Peru, you really have to go. Just dont wear ´´Zip-off trousers``, cause you may get attacked by a strange englishman who has spent way to long at sea!!!