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... and I hope it will serve as a reminder for me in the future when I complain about trivial problems that affect modern life. We passed families, the children eager to shake out hands and say hello, receiving the bread and bananas we offered them with thanks and smiles. Anaemia is a huge problem here, with children and particularly young men dying from the condition. The pale faces of some of the larger teenagers who came to see us were striking examples of how something ...
... we thought it would be a good idea. But as it always happens..when you want a beggar you cant find one..but when you dont, they are all over the place!. Yes here is one, we walked up to him and just before I stretched my arm to donate the nodddles, I realized that this poor fellow did not have any arms!!. So I quickly turned around and walked away....not one of my brightest ideas, donating take-away noddles with chop sticks to a man with no arms....how is he meant to eat the ...
... lounge before our 5:00 am flight.
Cusco has an altitude of 14,000 feet (3 times as high as Denver) and we read up on altitude sickness before the trip so we were well prepared. We started taking a medication to help prevent the effects before we left Cincinnati and we hydrated ourselves all day on ...
... pleasantly relaxed at the end of the night.
We are now in Lima to sort out Don's bike and to do do regular maintenance on the BMW's (oil. RG's rear tyre and hopefully a computer check).
Back at near sea level- its a 150m cliff to the Pacific Ocean, temperatures around 20, no rain but sea fog! We are in the Miraflores sector - clean, tidy, modern, colourful, with what looks to be an ultra modern hospital on the opposite corner - building design is anyway - lots of glass!
... but we do come to some ruins which have been unearthed from the sand. The plan is to spend another 25 years doing this, so the whole area in unearthed - but we didn't see much work happening. One area we walked through was a street and we went into No. 2 pyramid which had rooms defined by walls a couple of feet high, so no pyramid shape as such. Interesting, but I'm sure half the time would have done. Back to the hotel for a late lunch of 3 courses. I caught up on some ...