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Day 40 – Visiting the salt flats

We almost cancelled our trip to the salt flats. Last night John was up chucking up his guts. Maybe it was the pique macho (though I ate exactly the same as him) or maybe he was struck down with altitude … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Taking it easy

John is feeling better and has at least stopped throwing up. He managed to come down for breakfast but his appetite appears to have disappeared. Mine, on the other hand, seems to have increased! We managed to go out a … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Hello altitude sickness….again!

We have been warned against flying to La Paz but as it goes we didn’t really have a choice. La Paz has the highest airport in the world at 4,061.5  metres or 13,325 ft. We’ve heard stories of people arriving and … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Recovery day

After an eventful day yesterday, we decided to take it easy again today before taking an overnight bus to Cusco. John, at least, has stopped throwing up but just feels a bit weak. My headache is going… We mostly just … Continue reading

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Day 7 – A rather sickly day trip to the Colca Canyon

After a groggy start to the morning with an alarm going off at 2.30am, we were picked up from our hostel in a minivan just before 3am for the Colca Canyon day trip. After driving around the city for around … Continue reading

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