Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Who knew?

Hola from Lake Titicaca!
Peru is a country full of contrasts and pleasant suprises...the mountains are extremely cold at night but the sun can burn you in the day...you can ride a chicken bus in the day and dine at a 5 star (the food is amaaaaaaazing) restaurant at night. You can eat giant corn on the cob with a hunk of cheese for lunch then dance away the night in a discoteque drinking the national drink of Pisco sours. You can climb a mountain one day...sail to a forgotten island on the highest lake in the world the next...then pop down to the jungle on the weekend. And yes, we are doing it all!

Travelling in a foreign country is nothing short of entertaining and we have had our share of ´3´s company´who-knew moments already. For example:

Wh0 knew the name of our first camp on the trek, Nununganioc, meant the ´place of teets´? We wouldn´t have chanted that name as loudly (or at all) to our guide and driver when we first met them if we had known that...

Who knew ´coochie´meant piggy in the local native language of Quechuan? Janice wouldn´t have shouted that out to our porters during a group photo if she had know that...

Who knew they don´t do ceviche quite the same as we do at home...uggghhh...

Who knew a pisco sour is made with raw egg whites...uggghhhh....

Who knew √≥ff the beaten track´REALLY means off the beaten track in the lonely planet guidebook? Look up the village of Ccotos and you will see what I mean...

Who knew they eat soup (and fried cheese) for breakfast lunch and dinner in the remote villages on the lake Titicaca?

Who knew gas and bad dreams were a symptom of altitude sickness? Well, all of us girls sharing tents on the trek know that now of course...

HAHAHA I love Peru!

Brad and I have just spent a few days on Lake Titicaca and it has been an interesting journey to say the least...next up back to Cusco (my fave city for sure) to clean up and reconfigure our gear before heading to the jungle! We are SO looking forward to being stinking hot in the jungle...life is pretty cool at 3800meters!

Ciao for now!
SS

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