A disgruntled librarian packs it up and leaves fabulous New York City behind,
going on random adventures through South America,
while simultaneously promoting literacy
and spreading the love of the written word.

Monday, May 3, 2010

cocaine, breakfast of champions

ok, not really.  but since our arrival in cusco i have been enjoying the coco te, tea made from cocaine leaves.  apparently it is supposed to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness.  it sort of tastes like a mild green tea mixed with freshly cut grass.  it's not half bad. 

we have also been sampling some of the coca candy.  it's a sticky sort of sucking candy, that tastes like a really sweet raisin with a hint of caramel.

i have no idea how effective these things are.  maybe it's all a scam.   but day 2 in the mountains and so far we are feeling fine.

off to work on the great american novel ...

2 comments:

  1. It's only natural that you should be high as a kite while working on said novel. Poor young adults won't know what all that gobbledygook means when they're trying to read it. Just please, don't start it with, "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabes."

    How's it coming?

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  2. trust me, the coca tea and coca candies are probably less potent than a cup of coffee. no one's high as a kite over here :(

    novel's coming along well. i am nearing the end of draft two, and the beginning of what i hope will be the first and final draft ... of course now i have to figure out a new opening line.

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