jacqueson wrote:*** My question is ***
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do here to get my life back on track? Be it a business prospect, a job that can get me a work visa (doubt it), or polishing my Spanish, or some other thing that I haven't thought of?
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why not get into some biz with coffee while you're here? after having met you and observing your talents with coffee, there's gotta be something up your alley. maybe visit a coffee plantation or coffee broker here in Peru. i'm available if you want to visit or do something together
Jesus. You all seem to be really great people. Jaqueson I have nothing to add to this but take these people advice.
I feel bad for those who lost that special significant other here in Peru. I am one of them, and I envy you too, you had it easy. Some of us weren't that lucky, in my case it has been pure agony.
And yes, Peru is beautiful to travel, overwhelmingly beautiful, amazing. I've met so many interesting people, places, I fell in love with the culture and the music and with nature. Unique trully beautiful experience in almost two years.
Like you, I departed home leaving it all just for a chance of hapiness, I had it, but life doesn't always go our way, everything changes, it's a non ending cicle. Here I discovered that family will be family forever, no matter what.
Now I am in the process of getting ready to pick up whats left of my life here from the floor, and fly back home. And don't get me wrong, I don't wanna leave this awesome place, but unfortunately inmigration here in Peru is not tourist friendly, sadly for us its a shame.
Who knows what is life getting ready for us tomorrow. It is always an adventure.
Let me know if you are/will be in Lima so we can have some drinks and toast our bad luck , I cand also help you with spanish. I have nothing to do but enjoy what's left until I depart.
jacqueson wrote:Your sentiments about trying than not to have tried at all, were exactly what I was thinking before I took this failed risk. I know that I tried my best with good intentions to get the girl, but the misinformation that i was provided ultimately led to the result.
You only have July August before your September work. You have so little time to see more of some wonderful places in Peru! Set a 2 month project. Yeah, set a goal to learn Spanish. You are here, why not. Gives you a short time purpose and goal, something positive to do. Just imagine if you could master Spanish, how proud would you be of that? But you have little time. Get a move on!
Move out of Lima, the weather is changing and it a big city. Go to smaller more relaxed place.
Dealing with what you've been going through is never fun in the moment, but you seem to be handling it well, have a good attitude, and have received some good advice up thread. It's a definite learning experience that you'll carry with you through life. As the saying goes, "that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger."
In addition to the advice you've already received, I'd suggest staying in youth hostels during your travels in Peru. Great way to meet others your age who share your sense of adventure and perhaps your interests and you're bound to meet some people who will become long term friends. Let me know if you head to Cusco and pass through Arequipa on the way. (It's suggested to acclimate gradually to the change in altitude and many spend a few days here before continuing on to Cusco; also Colca Canyon is close by). I'll show you around and you can educate me in the finer points of the AeroPress and coffee in general.