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Arequipa to the Colca Canyon

Arriving in Arequipa was our first chance to see how we were going to deal with Altitude and whether we were going to get sick. The city is 2380m above sea level, so we noticed almost instantly that it was a little harder to breathe and we were getting puffed walking up the stairs. 974 more words

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Wild Coca Species Are Broadly Distributed – Not Just In The Andes!

Editor’s Note: This research paper is valuable for an understanding of the Coca plant in several important ways. First, it makes very clear that the alkaloid Cocaine along with other beneficial alkaloids present in varying concentrations in dozens of species of genus Erythrolylum, not just in the Coca plant of the Andes most closely associated with Cocaine production. 3,538 more words