第八十一天:計劃

今早從普諾 (Puno) 坐車過境往玻利維亞的科帕卡巴納 (Copacabana). 從早上鬧鐘未響我已醒來就知我有些忐忑不安,原因是我拿的 BN(O) 護照是需要簽證才可進玻國的。但參考過曾到此國一遊的港人之經歷,有些在過境時可即場申請簽證,另一些則不得其門而入,有的關員會叫他們向領事館申請,大概一個月"便"可辦妥… 問過幾個朋友,似乎待遇都很參差,那我就決定碰一碰運氣,希望可過關時臨場申請…

在邊境排隊過關

誰知那關員看都沒看我護照的資料頁,只見我在入境紙上填寫英國國籍就趕時間地在我護照上蓋印,黃熱病 (yellow fever) 的證書也沒有問我拿!當時的我呆站了一會,覺得很難以置信,就連最起碼作狀揭到有相的那一頁對一對人樣都沒有… 我實在應該多謝過去兩天的罷工遊行讓關員們今天忙得不可開交,也讓我漁人得利地暢通無阻!Nice!我可以放下心頭大石並朝著鹽湖 (Salt Flat) 進發了!

到了科帕卡巴納,頹鎮一個,比危地馬拉的帕那加奇爾 (Panajachel) 還要敷衍。我們背著一前一後小包大包走了唯一的主要街道,看到在湖另一方的島也不很吸引,而且烏雲甚是濃密,大概今天太陽島 (Isla del Sol) 的天空都不會讓我們有"嘩"的感覺吧。兩口子交換了一個眼神,就決定再坐 3.5 小時巴士往首都拉巴斯 (La Paz) 去也!

都忘了上一次這樣即興是何時了。 人大了,我們學懂不停計劃計劃再計劃,我們變得很"正路",我們活於自己搭建的珈鎖內,我們不容出錯,我們不愛冒險,我們放棄了自由和年少輕狂的權力,我們成為了刻板的公式化的機械人。

還好,我們仍懂順應自己的感覺去行事,而非因為每個背包客都會逗留就循例跟隨。其實由辭工決定起行的那一刻開始就應放開懷抱。但願這小即興 (ad-hoc) 事件提醒我們要隨心所欲、盡情享受 =)

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5 Comments

  1. Ray says:

    "不愛冒險?"

    Are you kidding me?

    "順應自己的感覺去行事"

    This, I could not agree more. I mean, too often we make decisions and plans based on what the society perceives as being reasonable. If we step out of that path, people stare at you, people comment on how wierd you are, etc. A lot of us thus stick to whatever is considered generally accepted. I really really hate it, but I don't have the guts to challenge it, reading about people like you guys give me energy to carry on and reinforce my own feeling and life objectives.

  2. Mui Mui says:

    Hey this is very inspirating…i am one of the very 正路 example ah…

    Mui Mui

  3. Joanna says:

    "但願這小 ad-hoc 事件提醒我們要隨心所欲、盡情享受"…Day in and day out routine city life wears off our 隨心所欲. Life is too short to be bog down by "正路". We forgot how to live the moment and enjoy what we have. Isn't it great to be on a trip like this?! Have you experience the feeling that "I'm living my life" and "life is so freakin' awesome"

  4. Joanna says:

    Get out! You are so lucky. Chung got kicked out without the visa.

    Too bad that the weather wasn't great and you guys skipped Isla De Sol. It's so beautiful there.

  5. 霏 her says:

    Ray, by doing ´risky´ things the world doesn´t agree is challenging at first but fun throughout. I´m so glad that I´m doing this trip and we got you, Charlie and all with us via the blog!

    mui mui, I´m sure we are the same kind of people haha..

    Joanna, YES I was SUPER lucky!! and YES!! Being on the road is soooooo awesome!! Don´t want to leave SA so soon!!!

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