Day One =Two Days in One

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Julio was our Guide for the City tours. He was amazing!

IMG_6117Today was long with travel from Vegas to Miami to Lima to Cuzco. I didn’t sleep much on the plane. We got to our hotel and waited about an hour and half for our room. While we waited we drank cup after cup of coca leaf tea. When our room was ready, we took a couple hour nap and were ready to hit it. Julio, our Cuzco guide, Julio,  met us at 12:45 and we headed out on foot for lunch. The 11,000 was evident as we huffed and puffed along. Our trek mates are a couple of nice guys. Jeff from Denver and Tom from New York. After that we toured Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo. A church/museum that was built on Inca foundation. It was amazing the stone work and trapezoidal architecture. After that we went to another wonderful church that was three churches built in succession. No pix allowed so I bought a book about it!

Inca Stone Work at Saqsaywaman

Inca Stone Work at Saqsaywaman

After that we went to Saqsaywaman to see some ruins. Let me just say, above the city and some inca steps and it was a lung buster for me. This raises concerns for both me and the guide as to how I will do.
We then went to dinner and enjoyed stories and good company. Pictures are not uploading so you will have to await an edit to see them. Bedtime. Tomorrow will tell me a lot about how the rest of my time here will go.

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About WhelanTrek

The mountains are in my blood and Everest has been a symbol to so many areas of my life. I blog about adventures and life in between.

Posted on August 31, 2014, in Hiking and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Good luck and have a blast!

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  2. You’re tougher than they know, Rin Annie. Rest up and hit it hard tomorrow. Your lungs will be fine – you just haven’t acclimated yet.

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  3. I’m sure once you acclimate to the new environment you’ll feel better and surprise yourself.

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  4. Karen, you have trained well for this. It takes a few days to acclimate but you will be ok….lots of fluids. Lifting you in prayer.

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