Welcome to my travel blog. This will chronicle the journey I am making to South America starting tomorrow. I’m visiting an old friend who works in Pilar, Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer. They say Paraguay is not the most interesting country on the continent, but it should be interesting experiencing another culture, seeing what kind of work the Peace Corps is doing down there and we may hop across the border of Argentina or Brazil to see the Ingassu Falls, a sight I’m told makes Niagara look like a leaky faucet. The first part of my journey will be the drive to JFK Airport in New York. It was supposed to be cheaper flying out of NYC, but schedule changes in the flights have may my connecting flights to JFK untenable. So I’m just going to drive. I have to stop by the Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Washington DC anyway, since they don’t mail your visa to you without a return envelope (and nothing on the application or website said you needed to send one). I’m not sure how often I will be able to update this blog while in South America, but I will be taking pictures and making notes as I travel to put here when I get back to the states.
Last year I wrote about my trip to South America (Paraguay and Brazil). This year's destination did not involve any international travel, just a nine hour drive across country with some old friends to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and then to check out the sights in Chicago, Illinois.
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