Away We Go!
A Peruvian Honeymoon
My internal frame backpack has officially come out of retirement for this trip. I haven’t used it since 1997, when I spent some time traveling around Europe during a semester abroad in England. I’m somewhat self-conscious, and have wondered if it’s appropriate for a 33 year-old-woman to be travelling this way. Thankfully my concerns were put to rest the moment we arrive at the Costa del Sol, across the street from the Lima airport. The lobby is teeming with travelers and their backpacks – some of them a great deal older than us. Cory and I spend some time in the bar area, enjoying our complimentary pisco sours and chatting with other guests. I’m pleasantly surprised to see that many of them are married, and have been for years. And yet these couples are still enjoying each other’s company and taking adventures together. “This is the sort of life I wish for us,” I tell my new husband, before we order a second round.