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19th June 2009
Another nice early start with a wake up call at 4.15am for breakfast at
4.45am, ready to leave the lodge at 5.15am. We took the motorised
canoe back to the port and then the hours mini bus back to the
office, before heading to the airport for our flight back to Cusco at
We landed in …
16th June 2009
After sleeping through the alarm and rushing to get ready for 7am to get
breakfast before leaving at 7.30 to Cusco, we received a phone call
to say we were now leaving at 9.30am. Due to the protest everything
was getting delayed, which meant we would not be arriving to Cusco
until very late or even early …
... day it's all about the photos!). Overall this was one of the biggest highlights of the past few months. It was so much fun, added to lots by the group of people. We stayed in Cusco for a couple of days after the trek too (recovering and also swatting up more on the incas in museums and at more ruins), but it took us a little while to get over the comedown from it all, as we all enjoyed it so much. I hope my pictures can do it all ...
... Kilometre 82, which is the start of the trail. We had 2 other girls on our tour with us, the British babes Hannah and Khemi. We gave the porters our 5kgs of clothes to carry for us and we had the essentials in our backpacks. We had 3 porters that carried all our stuff, all cooking utensils including food and our tents. We have a cook that follows us as well cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and our tour guide, Simba, who was with us on our whole ...
... pans where water that is nearly three times as salty as the ocean is channeled through. It ultimately evaporates producing a very pure salt product that is sold in local markets. Ric and I both bought an amazing pink salt that had been harvested from the mines as a souvenir.
We were able to walk through the mine pits along some of the most narrow yet scenic pathways I've ever encountered. One misstep and splash! You'd be in one if the ...