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... has slowed us down a little over the last couple of weeks. But we don’t think the altitude would have been an issue had we stayed well.
In general Peru’s part of Sth Americas "Gringo Trail" passes
through grubby towns big and small. So travelling the trail, as we are forced
to do on this occasion in tourist buses, you see little else but roadside
garbage. The scenery can be very interesting but the rubbish appears to be ...
... took a walk up to San Cristobal church which gave a really nice view of Cusco.
We were supposed to get a bus from here, but it was cancelled so we ended up going to a musician’s shop where he makes and plays all kinds of traditional Peruvian instruments. It was pretty cool. We got to see a few different guitar-like instruments that had up to 16 strings and some were even made of armadillo ...
... about 1060 meters. We took it nice and steady, Alexandra was struggling a little but did well to just keep going and no one in the group was in a rush anyways so we soon found our group pace. We must have been slower than the average group though as Nelson received a phone call asking if we were alright as food was ready and we weren't there! We didn't have far to go at this point though, in the valley we crossed a bridge (after signing a local guy's tourist book) and then climbed ...
... few examples driving me mad. Spitting on the floor (outside, at least) is something anyone of any age does and throwing away your trash in the next-best river or street corner doesn't seem to be illegal or unacceptable, either.
- Children also seem to be walking way earlier (Seems to me), as the luxury of buggies doesn't or barely exists. Also the sidewalks (or roads for that matter) are generally in a bad condition and ...
After the minivan was filled with gas and people, the luggage fixed on the roof and everyone installed, someone got the idea to ask for the price of the transfer. Half of the passengers then decided that 20 Soles (CHF 6.50) was too much for drive and left the minivan again. Half an hour later the trip finally started.
2.5 hours, a broken tire, more than 1'600 meters of altitude and a driven over dog later, we eventually arrived in Paucartambo. I was promised ...