San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
After 6 months of gallivanting around in South America, it’s finally time to say goodbye to this wonderful continent
So much left to explore and we barely scratched the surface: 1 month in Colombia, 5 cumulatively in Ecuador and Peru – we dipped our toes in Chile but never made it past San Pedro de Atacama, not even halfway.
It’s not Chile’s fault.
But it’s time to move on. Lately we have been feeling this antsy-ness and craving for something completely different. To keep moving has become almost like a chore,
“Gosh, is it that time when we need to look for a hostel again?”
Moving to a new city or a country used to a be a source of excitement, but lately it hasn’t been so.
And that was when we knew we needed a change of pace and sceneries.
Where to next?
The continent has been calling us. And at 3 months behind schedule I think it’s finally time to heed the calls. Morocco and Ethiopia are on the radar (so are Kenya and Tanzania, another visa-free countries for Indonesian passport holders).
So, why did we end up buying a ticket to New York instead?
I don’t really know how it happened. It was a decision made within an afternoon. It just sounded like a really, really good idea at the time. Jack has always wanted to visit New York. I like New York. Besides, as a permanent resident it’s a good idea for me to ‘check in’ every 6 months anyway as not to jeopardize my status.
The clincher was when we found out that it’s not going to cost us more to go to New York AND flying from New York to Morocco than if we go directly to Morocco from South America.
Basically we get to fly New York for free.
Heck. Why not then?
In less than two weeks we’ll be leaving South America and we’ll be traveling throughout the East Coast for 3 weeks.
And then, Africa.
We can already feel that flutter of excitement of new upcoming adventures. That giddy-ness of once again stepping into the unknown that has been missing for the past month or so is back.
It feels like our first day of our RTW trip all over again.