Trip Start Aug 01, 2007
12Trip End Mar 31, 2008
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I was ejected from the taxi supposedly in front of my hostel but didnt get a chance to really confirm where I was before the driver sped away, eager for his next 5 soles. I rock up to this unmarked building/door press the doorbell and wait...and wait..and wait.
Initial reaction was shit, I got screwed, this isnt the hostel. IŽll have to try another cab through the bumpy coblestone streets. All while having to let loose on the nearest porcelin throne. Thankfully this wasn't the case.
Supersucksass; the only word to describe adjusting to a very high altitude. Hell, getting from your chair to go up the 20 stairs to the bathroom leaves you winded. Still panting you almost can't find it in you to step up to the toilet. The walk back downstairs isn't any better, joint pains and sore muscles are a constant threat. You'd think I am a 90yo blogging about his trials and tribulations at the nursing home.
TD, what's that you ask. For those of you not in the know it isn't some rare sexually transmitted disease but something up to 50% of travelers get. Of course its travelers diarrhea. What a super topic, I wont say much. Instead here is a list of why it is so much fun* . -No sleeping - don't want to eat - cramps - nausea - and last but not lease the embarassment of having to go to the crapper every 20-60mins.
(* not fun in the least)
Throw in some spanish practice, minimal sight seeing and you have my first days in Cusco!