I just found out I will be studying at Cornell University this Fall. Even better, I was selected as a “Cornell Tradition Fellow” meaning that I’ll have, in exchange for campus and community service, a $3,500 budget to use for things like “Alternative Break Trips.”
Needless to say, this is very cool, and reassuring, as I couldn’t help but feel anxious waiting for news of my acceptance/rejection. It’s especially exciting because of the good feelings it gives em for my trip to Peru!
After reading Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, I’ve decided to spend the least amount of time traveling from place to place as possible, opting instead to enjoy my three weeks perusing as slowly as possible three cities: Lima, Chilca, and Cusco. Lima is the capital city, Chilca is a small beach town known for its salubrious mud bathes and frequent UFO sitings, and Cusco is the ancient city closest to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Since I’ve been more than lazy with my posts, I’m eager to use this change of environment to sew my blog into part of my every day routine. In the spirit of experimenting and exploring the unexpected, I’ll be running at least one experiment a day, and posting my thoughts here.