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... beach again. We made the journey back and we found out why so many people take shared taxis everywhere here, it was a long walk back. We passed the supermercado and picked up some dinner and lunch. We had some pasta left over from the previous night, and not wanted to waste any, I suggested that we had tuna pasta for a late lunch and stir fry for dinner. Maureen was delighted with this.
We finally got back to our hostel and it soon dawned on us how late it was, we needed to ...
... beaches there was the most stomach wrenching smell of guano apparently. The used to collect the guano from the rocks left by the birds white on the rocks and the smell of sealions. Luckily I have a very poor sense of smell with my PD (You would be fine here HILARY as you have no sense of smell).In the sheltered cave beaches huge herds of sea lions lived their lives before us. I felt like an extra on a David-Attenborough documentary. What ...
... a surefire way to get altitude sickness, however, going straight from sea level to 4,500 meters.
We decided to rent a car and go it alone. We would just recreate the tour on our own, using the detailed information provided on the terrible tour company's very professional website. Though the roads in the Atacama had been very shoddy and mostly impossible to drive without four-wheel drive, some quick internet research suggested that the road to ...
... bad as the bus reverberated with the incessant snoring of a Chilean man opposite us. It got so bad that Rhianwyn felt she should take matters into her own hands, coughing loudly did not wake him, nor did pushing the stack of blankets on to him or 'accidentally' tripping over his leg on the way to the toilet or even flicking water at his face. No we were resigned to the fact that with only one ear plug between us (the other 3 were in the backpacks) it was going to be a long night. At ...
... myself into a corner of the veranda to start making some progress with my revision.
By the following morning, we had decided that Peru was going to take too long much time out of our schedule: my medical knowledge was proving to be patchier than I had expected and I knew I would need a reasonable amount of time each day for revision. I was excited about getting to Bolivia, but still felt a little sadness as Peter went off to buy the bus tickets: I had been very much ...
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