Hotel El Teleferico
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... a big moth, the size of my hand. Strangely the moth was happy to stay, as long as it had gentle pressure, no squirming etc.
Another stop was at the village Mucuchies, where Bolivar had stopped on his campaigns. The villagers gave him one of their dogs. Bolivar said he would not be able to care for the dog while fighting, so a young boy went with him to care for the dog. Unfortunately the dog and boy both died in the last of the battles to drive the Spanish out.
We rose early to take a 'spin' to 3000m; the starting point of our hike in La Culata National Park. The trail rises to 4680m but we were gonna see how far we could get in our 8 hour window.
Perhaps if the fitness levels were higher we could've managed more than 3800m but the going was tough and the air thin. Even the wall ...
... upon roadworks; overnight rains frequently cause the brittle mountain-sides to landslide across the roads in this region. Twenty minutes later we're off again.
Rising further into the Andes we encounter several small towns. Ramon tells us they were the original Andean Indian villages; what would possess people to live so high in the mountains? We pass 3000m and over on the other side of the valley we notice that a Chaverito ...
... possibly a dog who no longer loves me!
-leaving my family for one year
-me time: being a very independent person, time to myself is important
-not feeling rushed through days: since we do have a year, it would be nice to just have days with no plans! Go with the flow days.
-Would love to see New Zealand
-see new places
-experience different ...
... get one inkling of negativity when I told them I was an American. They were more happy to hear that I gave their country a chance and didn’t care one way or another about American politics. If you get into baseball talk with these folks though-- you better not have much to do for about 20 minutes, as every person I spoke with was passionate about their players (many of whom are major leaguers) and their teams. I love baseball, so that was alright with me.