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Apologies for it being such a long time since our last blog entry but it has been a very hectic week! It all started the last night we spent in Rurrenabaque. Somehow (we still arenīt sure how!) Paul managed to get food poisioning and was pretty ill during the night. It would all have been fine had we been staying antother day as he wouldīve had …
... of the five-day Sankantay trek nor just boarding a train to Machu Picchu (I'm 26, not 86!)... I wanted to say I had done some sort of trek... Except this jungle trek involved downhill biking (in the pouring rain!), about 12 hours of hiking, zip-lining (which I stupidly signed up for, but then also avoided another three-hour hike... There was method to my madness!) and just a generally muscle-aching, emotionally draining but totally worthwhile ...
... really struggled to adjust to the altitude so tried some coca tea. Not sure if it helped, but it tasted nice. Jonny avoided the coca tea as it can cause a red flag in a drugs test for cocaine. He didn't touch a drop, honestly. We didn't do much that day but rest and drink soup. The following day we explored the city as well as the sacred Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman or 'sexy women' which we had a tour guide for. Afterwards, we walked back through the city ...
... Day 2 the hike did hold most of its promises for great landscapes and physical challenges.
I can't help to be disapointed by not having see one of the said prettiest part (Day 2, the northern face) in good conditions, but on the other hand the struggles of that day, both weather and elevation, are memorable in themselves... just not in pictures.
There are a few other things I was disappointed with, for example, surprisingly, the unfriendly-ness of the ...
Today the main event was a visit to one of the 'must see' Inca ruins in Cusco, Sacsaywaman or, as the tourists like to pronounce it 'sexy woman'. Lucy found a dog by the entrance that looked spookily similar to Monty dog (albeit slightly less groomed), and we took it as a sign that we were destined to visit Sacsaywaman on this day. Once an ancient Inca stronghold, only 20% of ...