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... br> Cusco. Here deteriorating health, lasting now five or six days, sees us visit
our forth Sth American clinic (the last being in Colombia). Here I take my well
rehearsed position on a stretcher, with Gael joining me in the next cubicle. In
no time at all, samples of bodily fluids are provided, fauna identified, pills
issued, and our energized corpuscles head into battle.
Altitude sickness, combined with our bowel parasite ...
... snack. The tour was pretty good, even though we didn’t get to see everything that had been advertised.
We met our guide, Richard, and he explained that today was a Peruvian holiday, so there was a procession going around the main square, and it also meant that we couldn’t get our bus out to a site outside the city. I might just have to go on the tour again after Machu Picchu to go see ...
... canyon), quinoa (which has gone up in price significantly since it became a popular export good) and cabanita corn (naturally red/ purple corn). Finally Nelson pointed out 3 villages we could see (Malata, Cosnirhua and Tapay) and would pass through, and that our first night would be in San Juan de Chuccho which was hidden behind the canyon edge we were about to descend. So with that, we started our hike for the day... which as 95%25 downhill - we´d travel approx 7km ...
... We didn't know wheat her to believe her as it wasn't mention in the lonely planet. We were pretty sure that there was many buses heading toward Mancora as it is the best beach in Peru. For some reason, Holly and Rico couldn't sleep and were discussing whether it's worth to catch the 7am. But they didn't want to wake me up. Holly insisted it was too much hassle to change the plan at the last ...
... ugly hairless Peruvian dogs as pets, now a rare and protected breed. Kate thought they were cute of course unlike most people. Random facts learnt:
- Condors can live up to 80 years and have up to a 3m wing span
- Condors can´t take off after eating
- Macaws are monogomous so sad times if one dies as they can live up to 50 years
- You can get llama / vicuña / alpaca crosses. They are all just as tasty.
- "Baby alpaca" wool which is ever-present ...