I've been thinking lately about adding to the list of 'things I want to do'. Specifically, while I am in Brazil, hang gliding and surfing are amongst the adventure items on my list.
But, as always, I can't help but think new places I want to see. Hell, you travel halfway around the world (or in my case, down into the Southern edition of my home continent); you should see some shit while you're there! Originally, I was making up a 2 year plan (as in 2 years from now). Ro and I really want to volunteer doing something GOOD. Habitat for Humanity was what jumped out at me as being awesome, but I wanted to go to Asia, somewhere like Vietnam or Cambodia.
I soon discovered that this would be financially impossible. US$1550 just for the volunteer portion. Not including the US$2000 flight from São Paulo. Each.
Then I started looking at areas closer to us, to (like I said) take advantage of where we are living. Somewhere we could consider taking the bus or catching a much cheaper flight. But....
Equador = US$1450
Brazil = $1550
Argentina = $1500
What the hell? I can't afford that! I am trying to offer MY services to YOU! Not only can I not just simply 'volunteer' (work for free), I actually need to PAY to work for you?? Only in Backwards Land.
The crazy thing is I still want to do it. Jeez, it looks SO amazing. But if I have to pay, I want to go somewhere different and awesome! Ie. Cambodia. Africa. Even Equador.
Buuuuuuuuuuuut that's just another thing to add to the 'list of things I want to do'. Ro has always told me I have expensive taste....
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