Monday, September 7, 2009

¡Down with Globalization!

Flew into Cuzco this morning.  We had to leave for the airport at 3 AM, because our flight was at 5:30 and they tend to give your seats up if you don´t show up two hours ahead of time.  Flying to Cuzco was amazing - sunrise over the Andes.  I can see why the Inkas worshipped the sun.  The approach to the airport reminded me of the approach to the old Hong Kong airport, but instead of swerving through a phalynx of skyscapers, you go between terraced hillsides.  Made it in one piece.

We spent time preparing our trip to Machu Pichu this morning.  I´ve come to the conclusion that no travel is cheap anymore.  Even in develolping countries, the cool places are not much cheaper than the West.  Those really out of the way places are still cheap, but it takes so long to get to them that you need tons of time (and, as we all know, time is money).  That aspect of globalization sucks, IMO.  I was obviously born twenty years too late.  I want to travel in opulence and eat mounds of food and drink for pennies!  Damn this lack of exploitation.

Off to see some ruins tomorrow.

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