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I got to visit Peru! I had been invited there by a friend to go on an archeologist dig with other people who wanted to learn more about the history of Peru. I was told that we were going to focus on the Incan Civilization. The excavation was to take place in the Andes Mountains, although I would stay in a hotel in the capital, Lima.
When I got to the Andes Mountains, I first took a look at the ruins. One of the most famous ruins was the ruins ...
... I was not prepared at all. All I had was about 5 small childrens dinosaur bandaids. For day 2 and after my ankles were near bleeding, I wondered 'what the hell am I going to do?'. I ended up ripping the padding out of a bra, shredding a piece of plastic bag and strapping in a hammock style over my feet. It worked enough to get me to the summit of around 4626m above sea level. We were able to play with the local children, who were absolutely adorable. ...
... airport extra early just to be sure that everything would go smoothly and eliminate any possible problems. While Steve and I panicked, Dani and her parents made us another really awesome home cooked meal. They have absolutely spoiled us during our visit and we will be forever grateful to them! Everybody piled into the vehicle one last time and brought us to the airport. They waited to make sure that everything got sorted out with our flights and then it ...
... me are haggling and tipping. Haggling is less of an issue because the sellers do it or you:
Me: How much is this?
Seller: 10 soles
Me: ... (literally 3 seconds, about to say "ok")
Seller: 8 soles
Tipping is stressful, because it's a fine line between offending people and making yourself poor.
The other thing in Iquitos ...
... bus headed for Nasca. The buses are quite luxurious, double decker coaches with reclining seats and movies playing, quite comfy! A couple of hours later and we arrived in Nasca, once again it never rains here! Very dry but they still manage to grow some crops and have a bit of greenery around, mainly due to groundwater and there is a river that flows occasionally. We checked into our hotel which had quite a Spanish feel to it, white with arches, and a pool! The arvo was ...