So right now, I am in the middle of a frolicking adventure. I will definitely write a day-by-day account of my travels here, but for the moment let us keep the location away from the public (although some of you already know where it is). I prefer to narrate everything when I am in my own machine, instead of watching how many more minutes I have in a public place. Besides, I am not used to a Spanish keyboard.
Anyway, it is fascinating to see that the difference begins even before departing. Just at the airport, the way people deal with boarding and such, it is a different experience. It felt like a market. But hey, I don't mind at all.
Upon landing, I took a cab, and I was able to get a glimpse of the city, and immediately, I thought, wow, this is just like in Manila, for all intents and purposes this looks like EDSA (a major avenue in Manila). The chaos, the smell, the crowds, they felt the same.
So, is it just me, or is it bizarre to find nothing shocking? Perhaps I made it a point to not expect anything at all, so that I won't be disappointed. But I just deal with things like "Oh, they do it this way, good to know!"
Anyway, I am not saying that I am not enjoying myself. In fact, I think I am having a great time. So far I have been eating native here, and everything is just phenomenal. So far it is a good brain recharging activity.