1. December 2016.
The need to travel ended definitely 300 years ago. At that time Gulliver in his four epic trips found everything that was still unexplored on Earth: the islands of Liliput and Blefasku with dwarf inhabitants involved in endless wars over hard-boiled eggs, the kingdom of giants Brobdingneg, the chaotic country Balnibarbi with its lofty rulers on the floating island of Laputa and finally, the land of horses Huihnhnm's with their primitive human-like servants Yahoo's. If there is a truth in the saying that the real journey is the one from which you return changed, then the last Gulliver's journey was a hit in the black center. Literally in black, because after his return from a year's stay at honorable Huihnhnms he became pessimistic, he could not accept the coexistence with his English compatriots in which he saw only a poor cosmetic lifting of barbaric Yahoos. If you too suffer from Gulliver's syndrome, maybe from some journey or maybe you caught it at home while observing the world around you, then I have a therapy that will definitely improve your situation: go to South America.
And what is so special about South America? To begin with, the language. Spanish or Portuguese, in particular in the local dialects, are relatively incomprehensible, which will only be to your benefit. Indeed, in contrast to the notorious proverb that „the more languages you know, the more you are worth“, on a journey it is advisable just the opposite: the less you understand, the healthier you will be. If you do not believe it, just think of birdsongs: if you are regularly harassed by a blackbird's song at four in the morning, imagine just how it would be if you understood it and should, morning after morning, listen to one and the same hurdy-gurdy: "I am the biggest and most beautiful bloke far around". To be honest, you listen to this hurdy-gurdy - in explicit or implicit form – from your human interlocutors most of your life.

Philanthropists will also appreciate a different perception of time and space of local residents. These have succeeded - unlike in North America where the indigenous population is artificially maintained in the reserves with the center of the action in McDonalds restaurants - to genetically mix with their conquerors and to maintain a mystical - even if untrue - esoteric feel of ancient Indians. Locals also have a special perception of time that is described by the word "mañana" which could briefly be translated: "what you can do tomorrow, do not try to do today." Those Westerners who are irremediably infected with the virus of success and productivity will not like it, but this only shows their ignorance of the deep philosophical roots of such posture. Namely, South American natives understood, far ahead of Einstein, the relativity of time and consequently the absence of the present moment, so they didn't bother to make a use of it.

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