Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans (John Lennon).

Enjoying the little things in life

I am not a religious person and I wouldn´t say I´m superstitious either. But what happened a week ago did make me think about “something up there”. Or the Inca Gods just definitely having other plans for me than going back to my routine in Germany.
After five weeks of working as an intern in the marketing section of Proyecto Peru and being able to visit a few places in Peru, it was time for me to say goodbye to this wonderful country.

I wasn’t gone that long, but nevertheless Peru changed my world, at least the way I look at it and definitely something inside me. I just felt this overwhelming feeling of gratitude, and to be honest (although there are a few people I miss in Germany) it didn’t feel like it was already time to go. Somehow it felt like leaving a party that had just begun to get crazy and crowded and unforgettable.
To make the long story short: A lightning hit my plane in Cusco. Believe it or not!

Everybody with an international flight connection was put on another plane to Lima in order to catch our connection flight. But no chance. After a back and forth of “Iberia doesn’t wait for any passengers” and “Iberia has delay as well”, four other people and me weren’t allowed to go onto the plane as we weren’t able to do the online check in.

So that was it: Final destination wasn’t Frankfurt anymore, but Lima.

 

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I guess this was the moment when it hit me.

Thinking about all the “spiritual” and intensive talks I had with several people (that by the way, I will never forget!) on the Salkantay trek, I saw “the sign”. Guess what?
I didn’t book the next possible flight home, but decided to stay two weeks more!

After a one day luxury-stay at the five-star Sheraton in Lima with rooms, restaurants etc. I never imagined to see myself in, I strolled around Lima for a day and then arrived back to reality: 27 hours in the bus back to Cusco.
It should only take you about 19 to 20 hours, but if you drive at a speed of 20km/h (not kidding)… well… let’s just say: it takes you just a tiny bit longer.
But seeing the faces of my two really close friends I made here (thanks for making this time so unforgettable chicas!), made everything okay again!

So life goes on – even if you stumble sometimes.
And I am enjoying the working-hours at the office again, using the weekends to discover more beautiful places in Peru and as I used to say it in Germany “dance till the clouds are purple again”!

Pisco Sour Night with the "chicas"

Cause…

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.

 

By Josseline