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After the roughest row of exams I've ever taken, whose preparation process was one full of sleepless nights, litres and litres of coffee and some nervous collapses (mild ones), I got this job as a diplomat. I still don't know what that actually means, but there's travelling in its essence, o that might be a good thing.
I guess the main draw to my new profession is that I'll get to travel from time to time, and meet people, cultures, and find some art, as my not-so-creative travel motto suggests... So my travelling style is more spontaneous, even though sometimes I end up missing major attractions. But I really do think that the extra day talking to the local shop owners in San Ignacio, or the interview with the potters in La Campa were well worth the two days in the Ometepe Islands among the backpacker crowd I had to skip due to time constraints. So I book accomodaions in dvance for the major cities, where I want to stay longer (I really think that an 'unattractive city' for the Lonely Planet's standards may surprise a traveller who wants to be surprised. Acually, I may buy guides, but I seldom tke them with me...
My first year as a diand no trips, although we were blessed with our last long holidays in life, which I spent in Central America, moving north from Panamá until Guatemala and returning. This lasted 2 months, and words are hard to find to describe it.
Since we didn't seem to start travelling anytime soon, I decided to skip a week's lessons at the Diplomatic Academy and ran away to Buenos Aires. I took Carlos with me in the Republic Day (Nov 15 - nothing special happens, verything closes and that's what one gets in Brazil) and returned a week later. It was a test for the bigger thing to come...
I fell in love with Buenos Aires, hope to live there one day...
Argentina is, indeed a charming country. After getting married in october 2007, we went for honeymoon on a trip to Curitiba, Foz do Iguaçu, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Salta and Córdoba. Chile & Argentina honeymoon... not bad!
We started in Panamá and moved up to Belize and Guatemala in two months. Unfortunatly this is the last time I'll have long holidays like these... I'm now working hard on building my Central America Pages, starting with Nicaragu, the most captivating country among the seven...
My first official trip came in July 2007. I went to Salvador, São Paulo, back to Brasília and Rio de Janeiro as a diplomatic liaison for Mme la Gouverneur-Général du Canada, Michaelle Jean, the most charming person... But I forgot to take my camera... Stupid.
As stupid was I in the second misson, the study trip to Angra dos Reis, São José dos Campos and Foz do Iguaçu (which included a visit to the famous cataracts). Didn't commit the same mistake in Bogotá, nor in the Amazon and São Luís do Maranhão - just been too busy/lazy to write about the things I've done n those places, besides working, of course.
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