I am in Cuenca! I'm a little ill with some altitude sickness which I'm hoping will pass in due time, and I'm exhausted out of my mind, and 5 flights are not good, and I forgot that I'm supposed to speak Spanish here, and I'm the best pillow, and rain is cold.
My internet here is not quite as efficient as I was hoping it would be, which means that unfortunately, my posts will be very photo lacking seeing as this is the fifth time in two days I've tried to upload one photo and it finally worked. But never fear--I am taking an enormous amount of photos and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Just wish I could share them with you while they were happening. We'll see. For now, here's a picture of Cuenca from my balcony. It's beautiful here and very much like San Francisco (mostly just weather wise) which is one of my absolute favorite cities in the states. So that's good.
Thank you to my friends and family for the well wishes before I left! The last few days before I left, I was unbelievably emotionally and was crying at any and every opportunity available especially when it came to saying goodbye. Fortunately, only one person witnessed the bawl fest in person, and if that wasn't you, never fear, I bawled right after I left (that means you, Danielle). I love you all for taking the time to wish me luck and say goodbye. It means more than you know.
I also haven't expressed it well enough, but I am incredibly grateful to all my sponsors for helping me to actually be here--without them, I'd be at home being a schmuck, that's for sure. This has already been an incredible experience thus far and I can't wait for the rest of it!
Thanks for checking in...I'll try to keep this as updated as possible, but no guarantees.
LOVE YOU ALL.