21 August 2011

let’s go fly through the jungle

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after taking in the ruins, we decided to go for a little canopy tour and fly above the jungle.
there were 8 different lines and we zipped sitting, upside-down and superman/superlady style.
we were right up in the tops of the trees with the monkeys.
what is a stronger word for exhilarating?

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we had dinner in the colorful little town of flores before heading back to the overnight bus.
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we were on the front row of a double decker. i’ll never forget it.

i went from the bus to a taxi to the airport shuttle to the plane and back home. two weeks in guatemala, sensational and over. benjamin disraeli said, “like all great travelers, i saw more than i remember, and i remember more than i saw.”

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“to my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – bill bryson

“traveling is a brutality. it forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. you are constantly off balance. nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – cesare pavese

“travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – freya stark

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