It took me five minutes to remember the reasons why it’s great to be a tourist here but not a resident — humidity, bugs, downpours. I cooked nothing while here (a first) and ate plenty of delicioso things, including Thai, mofungo, pizza, churrasco tacos and unagi. Still nothing I can do with 25-year-olds who hit on me — cute but no. A great place to retreat.
Both wrecked and proud of myself, I’m finally on this time zone and ready to roll onto Chicago. This is my time. It’s now.