For three weeks we lost it. The travel wind blew out of our sails and we officially became travel lazy. We’ve been on the go since the beginning of the year, exploring new places and constantly reseraching what to do/see/eat next.
Any perpetual traveler will agree that when you are in travel mode – staying somewhere for over a month is considered settling down. Not only did we settle down in a Buenos Aires apartment, but we got travel lazy.
- We told ourselves we would get some work done – which we have
- We told ourselves we would take spanish classes and learn as much as we can – which we have
But outside of accomplishing these two (very important) tasks we have been (happily) lazy. In a country that boasts of its steaks, we have cooked in our apartment 99% of the time for the past month. I started with a long list of things we should see and do in Argentina including Iguazu Falls, Patagonia, Mendoza etc…
Yup… we didn’t do any of them.
We sat in our apartment (gladly, except for the broken heater) working, cooking and enjoying not travel planning for the month. We enjoyed the overly simple meals we cooked at home almost always accompied with a delicious $5 Malbec. We were content with not packing our backpacks and being able to purchase more than 100 ml of liquids at the supermarket.
We walked around the city and got to know the streets and swing of life in BA, but I could tell our travel enthusiasm took a break this month. We didn’t go out of our way to put ourselves in new situations or meet lots of new locals…we just were there. Some might say we were relaxing, but we didnt relax. We took 20 hours a week of spanish class and when we weren’t speaking español, we were writing, programming and generating lots of new ideas. Our minds weren’t relaxed, but our travel oomph took a break…we got travel lazy.
I’m not done with Argentina—I’ll be back in the summertime to explore Patagonia and Iguazu Falls is a must next time around. I’m not leaving disappointed I’m leaving excited to be on the move again, ready to cruise through the Galapagos, search for scary creatures in the Peruvian Amazon and hike to Macchu Picchu.
Do you ever get travel lazy?