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Harry wasn't planning on cycling the world's most dangerous road, but he succumbed to peer pressure from everyone else in his group. So he signed up. The decision was made easier by knowing that on the worst part of the road, the death part, no traffic is allowed, so it's a simple case of worrying about not falling off the edge. No cars to mow one down.
So the morning after we were picked up by our guides and headed to ...
... back to the hostel. The shower in our room was freezing and toilet flush keeps breaking which is not a great start but I was beginning to see that we can't expect much from this country. This is when you realise that the trip is not just about beaches, sun tanning and cocktails but a chance to see how dramatically different other people's lives are and how you can learn to appreciate what you have. We should send all the students here for a week and I'm sure they would moan a lot ...
... and shops... It looked really cosy and nice, but the food was disappointing. We all ordered llama steaks which came with chips... The meat was really chewy and tasteless (nowhere near as tasty as the llama steak Josh and I had enjoyed back in Humahuaca, Argentina)... The chips were also cold... Who serves cold chips?! Nobody likes sending food back, but I just couldn't accept this... None of us were going to eat cold chips! So the waiter did eventually bring ...
... lot of adventure activities - one of these being La Ruta de Muerte (The Death Road).
The Death Road was known in it’s day as a very dangerous road with 300 deaths per year due to the 700m drops on the sides. But in 2006 they completed a new bypass road so it is rarely driven (however there are still vehicles that use it including a petrol tanker(!) that we passed as it is a half hour quicker). These days you typically jump on a tour and hurtle down the road ...
... sure how much I'll want to share on the blog, because it will be a very personal experience. But if you want to learn more about Vipassana, I suggest you read, "The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka" by William Hart. And if you want to know more about my experience, you can ask me personally. I guess Month 3 is a tough, but growing part of my trip. Hello, Tough, Growing Month. I greet you. I recognize you. And I will not stay here ...