The trip is getting better as designed but an unexpected cost is that I lost a lot of energy and health traveling through the dregs of South America. Peru and Bolivia fucked me up the most. To combat a softening body I started hitting the gym ($3.50 for a day pass) and eating more protein.
Speaking of the gym, I’ve gotten to know a Canadian ‘roid monster who claimed he shagged 20 girls in 30 days in Rio. He told me to keep my beard trimmed to look more European and prepare to do very little work to get laid like a rock star. Sounds a little too good to be true if you ask me but he’s not the first guy to tell me such things.
My stomach is getting better but it still growls like a bear on most days. In fact I’ve named it Bear. Eating yogurt helps but I think I have entered the chronic stage of whatever I got from Bolivia. On the days I go out I avoid complicated foods so it doesn’t end up cockblocking me. At least it’s not getting worse?
The big question of the trip is if I should visit those three small countries in South American that no one ever visits (Suriname, French Guinea, Guyana). There’s nothing there that I specifically want to see but it’d be cool to say I’ve been to every country in South America just for bragging purposes. Guyana is a little rough though.
Chile + beach + big rock + sun