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Lima to cusco

altitude

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hi all,
well after the best laid plans to get up early and be ready for Joel our guide in Lima, Lisa woke at 6.56 am allowing 4 minutes to pack, up, dress and make it to hotel lobby. we did it in 12 minutes, not bad considering.

Another crazy ride on Lima┬┤s roads .... seriously every driver including police consider the road rules as a sugesstion!!!!!! . When you are in a bus you get a little more respect, but still they give it a go to cut you off. Not many straight cars in lima. A panel beaters paradise if they could afford insurance.

The flight over the Andes provided some spectacular views of snow capped mountains. Cusco is a stark contrast to lima, it is has cobble stone streets,ancient buildings (not inca built).
We caught up with 3 others on our trek today and had lunch together.

Lisa and I ventured out to the square for a quick look.
5.00 pm and starting to get cold (today was the first sunshine we had since landing in peru)

Greg is feeling the affects of altitude, sleepy and slight headache. I feel puffed after walking at normal pace for only 20 seconds....... wow what is the trail going to be like?

Tonite we meet with the rest of the crew for a briefing. Tomorrow is a short day in cusco with a local tour.

This is where the north face gear will come in handy !

Heads

Heads

More locals

More locals

Greg and Lisa

Posted by gregeicke 15:55 Archived in Peru Tagged foot

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