Published: January 19th 2011January 16th 2011
That's right, we are currently in Peru! Having spent a few days in Lima, Peru waiting for our bags to do a scenic route, we finally got them. Now we are in Cuzco in the mountains. A beautiful day of hot sunshine in both places, and a bit of rain in Cusco so far. The altitude is 3300 metres above sea level or so. That is over 11000 feet! Did someone turn on the gravity switch? We are feelin' pretty heavy! No other symptoms of altitude acclimatization so we are good to slowly adapt over a few days. No need to take any medicinal treatments at this time, although they say coca tea works well. It is served at every place you go. We had a cup today, so perhaps it worked? Spent the day walking around and seeing the sights at a pace similar to an elephant. Lots of restaurants, internet cafes, outdoor equipment stores, massage therapists - to take care of all us turisticos on our way to see Machu Pichu. Watched some theatrical skits that made everyone laugh. I'm glad, because I have no idea what they were saying! Haha. Dave is doing well with his
Spanish. I'm slowly learning a couple words each day. Enjoy the photos of our trip so far.
you Peruvian Gringos
Theresa and Dave
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