It’s been a little over eleven months since I’ve been away from the States.
Recently I thought I was tired of Latin girls, but since I don’t want American girls instead I realized that I may just be tired of girls. I put in a lifetime of game in the past year and it’d be a good idea to take it easy the next couple of months to rebuild the hunger and the ache.
In my last trip I was dying to go home to reenergize and rebuild my health, but right now I’m the most energized and healthy I’ve ever been. I’m eating well, exercising, sleeping well, and in good spirits. There’s nothing my body needs that would be solved by going home.
I’m content but there’s this low-level anxiety where I feel like I need to step in the States to get that high of seeing my family and friends again after a long time away. I know it won’t last long, but it would be a nice boost. I think I also need more social interaction judging by the conversations I’ve been having with street cats.
Last trip I went home broke but this time I was a lot smarter with money (future post: live in a favela and save!). One of my goals this trip was to make the trip sustainable, and I have to still crunch the numbers but it looks like I’m going back with a little more money than I left.
I’ve seen so much of South America that every city reminds me of another, and no longer does visiting a new city give me a high. Besides maybe Tucuman in Argentina and Porto Alegre in Brazil, there is no other place here I would look forward to visiting. I think it’s time to retire the continent for travel.
Yesterday I left Brazil and am now in Cordoba, Argentina. I want to brush up on my Spanish because speaking Portuguese for six months has jammed the circuits. I plan on staying between one to two months and then ending the trip, as I’m not too in the mood to deal with Argentine girls after a year of Colombian and Brazilian women. I’ll be back in D.C. around June, maybe even May.