Tomorrow morning, I am going to attempt to board a Suntrips flight to Cancun using AirTech.com’s standby travel system. So, the adventure begins.
From Cancun, I will take an overnight bus to San Cristobal de las Casas. There, I’ll find myself a tourist bus making the trip to Panajachel and then onward via boat to San Pedro. The whole trip will last from early Thursday morning until Friday afternoon, if it all goes according to plan. But it’s likely something will go wrong along the line. So much the better, at least for the stories later.
Which reminds me, I picked up Malaria Dreams at Karl’s house and read a bit. He’s a great writer, and he captures the culture shock of arriving in Africa the first time pretty well. It’s also pretty damn funny. But I would never choose this guy as a travel companion… and not just because he’s apparently a hardcore Republican.
Now that I’m finally packed and ready to go I’m looking forward to being on the road again. It will be a bit of a let down if I can’t get on the plane tomorrow, but I’ll give it my best shot.