I am going to miss Denver. I am going to miss school (maybe). I am going to miss my Katie and my friends and my family. But I am also going to have the experience of a lifetime. I am going to have adventures and hardships and plenty of memories to bring back with me. With a little luck and hard work I might even have the opportunity and success of helping others. I will bring that all back with me in two years and hopefully *gasp* find a job!
It is kind of funny but the closer my time to leave approached, the more time I spent getting to know, then love, the city I lived in: Denver. I went all over trying new restaurants, street vendors, coffee shops, bike trails... And I realized that I had been traveling a lot without really exploring my own home town. Luckily I had my wonderful girlfriend to show me around and help me see what a fantastic place I am leaving -thanks! I think...
Here are some fun photos of things I discovered during my adventures!
Now I am sitting in my hotel room waiting for tomorrow's training and thinking about all the good times I have had over the past two years down in Denver. Thank you to everyone for the wonderful times and the amazing send off I received. If there is a secret to happiness it is probably found in the company you keep.
Now onto the business portion of this whole blog. I will give everyone a run down of what I know and what you need to know... as far as I know.
Peruvian post can take about two weeks to and from... but I will love receiving packages... especially once the home sickness kicks in! This address will work for the first three months while I am in training.
Chris Huey, PCT
Cuerpo de Paz
Calle Vía Láctea 132
Urb. Los Granados, Surco
Lima 33, Peru
Keep it under a pound people... otherwise it can be assessed duty fees. Also, keep the expensive stuff for when I get back... cus it WILL disappear, probably. I will update the address as it changes.
I might have a cell phone... I will get a calling card and be able to chat once in a while. However, I think that using Skype (a free online video chat program) is probably the best option if I have access to...
While I will mostly likely not have constant access to the internet there is a possibility I will be in a city that has internet cafés and will have daily access. If not that, then I should be near enough to such a city to get weekly access. If not, then I will be out in the middle of nowhere and you can pretty much write me off as a lost cause... (just kidding - I still want packages).
I will do my best to be safe. Peru is a safe country and has the typical type of crime. Lots of pick-pockets in crowded areas and whatnot. I know not to walk alone and night...etc. I will stick with friendly locals when I travel. Honestly, my laptop is at more risk than I am... and I am smart enough to let someone have it who threatens me for it. Don't worry about me :).... but DO send packages.
I will miss you all. Send Packages.