Thursday, March 15, 2012

My first time!

They say that your first time is something you'll never forget. When it happened, where it happened, who it happened with, what it felt like and how long it lasted... all that is information that will forever be stored inside you because nothing's as special as your first time. 

And it's true! 

I remember everything about my first time. 

I was 20 years old. I know that for some of you out there that might seem a little old for the first time, but we all have to live life in our own time, right? There's no good in rushing into things. And I simply wasn't ready any sooner, so I was 20 already when it happened. But I'm glad about the timing, because I'm sure it wouldn't have been the same had it happened any sooner. 

I'd read about it beforehands, because I wanted to be prepared and do everything right. Especially because I wanted to be safe, think about all that can happen if you don't know how to handle everything and how to be protected. Your health! Your whole life could change forever! So I read a bit and talked to people, asked some questions... just to make sure I'd know where everything was supposed to go.

And in the end it was perfect! I remember every single detail, every single moment, the way it felt... oh so special. It felt like it lasted forever, when it was over - all of a sudden - I couldn't believe how time had passed at all and all I wanted to do was to just keep going forever. 

I guess you know what I mean, right? At least I hope I do, I can only wish everyone a first time as wonderful as mine. 

I'm talking, of course, about my first time travelling to South America. 

I booked a flight to Lima and one back from Buenos Aires, with 5 weeks in between to get from A to B. Or, rather, from L to BA. I had this perfectly planned schedule, almost like a professional travel itinerary, that I threw into the trash on day 3 because already I could see what's most important when travelling South America: 

Don't make plans. You don't travel South America - it travels you! 

That's really the only important thing I have to say here, so I'll just continue by posting my all time favourite pictures from that trip. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do every time I look through that album... oh the memories... 

Paracas, Peru.

Machu Picchu, Peru.

Aguas Calientes, Peru.

Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Copacabana, Bolivia.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. 

Potosí, Bolivia.

Standing in Bolivia, looking at Chile.

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Cataratas de Iguazú, Argentina.

Obviously, this is just a teeny tiny selection, there's so many pictures from that wonderful first time of a trip, I couldn't post them all if I wanted to. And I don't want to, cos it's a lot of work. So here are my favourites from my album of favourites, although the memories behind those pictures are so incredible, the photos really don't do them any justice :) 

Was it good for you too, baby?


  1. You're definitely a riot,!
    P.S. Great photos to illustrate your 'first time'!

    1. I hope that means you like the blog and you'll keep reading! More nonsense (I mean ... helpful travel information) is on the way :)