here- and today Bobby confirmed our flights. We're leaving on the 4th and will get back on the 16th. It is usually 16 days, but we're going to be doing 12 days since they made a custom trip to fit us in. I'm sure you're not surprised, but we've already watched a documentary on Machu Picchu and have a few others lined up. I am really excited that we got to replace our original plans with this trip. We still get to experience some incredibly old human historical sites, in addition to cruising the Galapagos which of course has a rich history of its own when it comes to humankind- what's up, Darwin!
Machu Picchu was already on my "I really need to see this before I'm dead" list, but the Galapagos was somehow off my "travel here someday" radar- the more I research however, the more I can't wait to check it out. I'm especially intrigued by how wildly different each island is, and by the many opportunities we'll have to go snorkeling- with sea lions no less!
And in case you were wondering, I'll have plenty of chances to "master my fear" because all together we're going on 8 flights in twelve days. I'm doing the fear of flying course again, folks, and I'm hoping 3rd time is a charm. Here's to spontaneity, a bright future for Egypt's people, and randomly going to Peru and the Galapagos Islands!