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Travel Blogs from Salinas
... of the volcanoes. We also see along this essentially rural landscape Llama and Alpaca as well as wild horses. Local people are much more to be found in traditional dress and very poor. We stop at a service station to get snacks, as proper lunch is not till mid-afternoon. So, Xmas lunch is a bag of crisps and a biscuit!, worse to come. We stop to take photos of another snow-capped volcano and M gives my lunch to a very ...
... there to help! I have already learned so much in just 2 days, and I have no doubt that it is going to stick with me for a lifetime! This trip has reinforced to me the #1 reason I decided to go to nurse anesthesia school in the first place....to be able to travel around the world, helping those who otherwise might not ever received these surgeries, and loving what I do every minute! Til ...
... back into town to the tour office to arrange a
walking tour through the town's many mini factories.
The town of
Salinas sits about 3550 meters (about 12,000ft) in mountains. Its a very small
community that used to be destitute with the people of the town
basically being surfs or share croppers to the the Colombians that
owned most of the land. They had the highest infant mortality in the
... which I have. I find it difficult getting up the stairs.
It's a bright start to the day and you can clearly see the imposing grandeur of the volcano. The clouds are gathering though, and they appear to want to hug the peak. It's one of those sights you really need a bright clear day to fully appreciate it, and get National Geographic worthy photographs. I'm getting my usual cranky self when I see the ...
... to find him there all set and ready to go. We spent a manic evening at the agency sorting out all the equipment we needed (including a magnificient 80's set of trousers and fleece for Sarah) before taking ourselves for a fortifying steak and much mountain chat.
The plan was to have one final night’s acclimatisation by spending a night at the base camp hut at 4,800m and doing some hiking higher up, before meeting our guides the next day and then going up to the ...