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Well, things are starting to get bizarre. It might be a pain in the ass getting to Puno now as there is some sort of strike going on making land travel in that direction difficult. I met a couple cool Canadian girls, Terra and Kim. I met Terra first, then Kim the following day. Terr and I had an immediate musical connection. It started when the club played “Killing in the name of” by Rage Against the Machine. We were busy rocking out to it and then started to talk. There is a possibility of going with them to Puno if this strike doesn’t prevent it. This trip has just gone awry from the get go so I won’t be surprised if this falls through as well. I was supposed to meet them today for lunch and after we were going to go to the travel agency and try to get going to Puno. I unfortunately got lost finding the place we were supposed to meet and was about 20 minutes late. I missed them and I’m quite angered about it. If it’s meant to happen then it will I suppose. I also met a cool English guy named Will. He is staying at the same hostel as me and he knows the girls as well. Hopefully, I’ll see him later today and maybe they will go out for dinner again. I don’t know, I’ll just have to see what happens. Even though the travel hasn’t gone as planned I have been able to meet some really great people. It just sucks knowing that we will only know each other through our travel time and not after. Who knows? Anything is possible if we keep in touch with each other. Either way this has definitely been a social confidence boost to me. I wouldn’t take this trip back for the life of me despite some previous hardships. Everything works out in the end.

If you noticed, this entry was a few days later from my last one. I think I hadn’t written in my physical journal because I had been blogging as well on my Myspace page. I wish I could find a way to get those blogs as well as some other writing I had posted when that site was still functional the way it had been. For that, I’ll give Facebook a big fuck you for being a big reason for the demise of what I feel was a better social network. I’ll digress from that for now. I’m sure you are thinking that what the hell is up with this kid??? He already got blown off once by some fellow travelers why the hell is he trying again? Well, truth be told it was for companionship. One of the several things I learned from this trip and looking back on it is that it may not be the destination of where you’re at but the company of whom you’re with. One thing I started to learn while I was there was that a lot of travelers go the same route through the continent. They all go to the same places it seems and you’ll see some reflection on that as this journey goes further along. I mention going to Puno because from there you can go out onto Lake Titicaca which is the highest navigable lake in the world at 12,500 feet above sea level. You may be wondering, dude what happened with the financial situation? Well, I’m not going to tell you right now because I go into detail on that in one of my entries coming up and I don’t want to be redundant unless it’s called for. I can’t recall the full details on what the strike was about as far as traveling down to Puno but there was some sort of dispute that was causing issues with getting down there. Thankfully, it was resolved quickly…

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