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February 19, 2006 06:43 PM

On Long Term Travel

LEON, NICARAGUA - A travelling friend friend sent this to me today as part of an email:

Three weeks is just enough to get your batteries reloaded before putting back on the harness; three months, enough to start dreaming in other languages; six months to forget where you're from, and after that, I guess you just start living the world wherever you are...

I'm not sure who wrote it originally (maybe she did) but, It got me thinking. We've been on the road for more than 5 months now and I can certainly say that I´m becoming accustomed to the travelling life. It's really starting to feel normal.

Tomorrow we're going to try to bike to Managua; yet another capital city in Central America. In this heat, it won´t be easy or particularily pleasant but such is life.

Tonight though, we'll drink and be merry. Apparently the place to be is the local Esso station. Yes, the gas station functions as legitimate 'night-club' here in Leon. Last night, it was the best party in town. I have a sneaking suspicion that drunk driving is more prevalent here than at home.


Andrew McLean said:

Hey Ryan, I might be trying to get on a cheap flight to Puerto Valliarta Mexico in March. Can you recomend any nearby towns that might be a nice spot to stay for a week?

Thanks, Andy

February 20, 2006 01:32 PM
Ryan said:

Zipolite, Zipolite, Zipolite.

Go there. I know you, and I know you'd like it.

Cheap too.

February 20, 2006 02:53 PM
Danielle said:

Hey guys...
Brian, its Danielle from Guelph swimming... it looks like I´m following in your tracks as I am hoping to arrive in Leon tomorrow. Maybe we will end up crossing paths. Have fun!

February 22, 2006 05:15 PM
Mer said:

Esso Night club makes sense to me. Are there drinks or do you just sniff gas?

February 23, 2006 12:53 PM