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Moving on!

It turns out that Lima was just an overnight stopover on the way to Cuzco. All I saw of Lima was the road to and from the airport. 205 more words

The Galapagos & The Andes

Gasping for Air in Cuzco

Cuzco is an equalizer of newcomers. A heavyweight who effortlessly levels all entering her domain. A formidable opponent who is ruthless to those nonchalant about her power. 1,542 more words

Travel

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness hit me pretty hard in Peru. I’ve had an upset stomach, with severe cramping, alongside headaches and lightheadedness.

I was the first of 11 to suffer, followed by someone else in our group who got very dizzy and had a big headache. 286 more words

Peru

Study Trip Peru (4): CEDNA Project and the most Adorable Restaurant in the World

We all survived the first night at our ‘army barracks’ hostel, where during the night it’s freezing cold. But with a sleeping bag and two extra blankets on the bed, as well as warm and thickly dressed it’s do-able. 1,403 more words

Travel

The Ultimate Death Road

As with any unforgettable drunken night,  the next morning didn’t start off too well. Hungover and sleep deprived, we somehow forced ourselves on to a bus at 8am. 460 more words

Backpacking

Altitude or Elevation?

Most people use the two words interchangeably, but they’re not really the same. If you find yourself aloft, in a jet plane leaving the US for a South American adventure you are at altitude, a certain distance above mean sea level. 355 more words

On The Ground In Ecuador