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Just got back!

We were in the Andes for the past two days at an average elevation of 13,000 feet.  It is nice to be back at 6,000 feet for a while so I can catch my breath.

Tomorrow at 0930 we leave for the small city of Puno.  Puno is located on the shoe of the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.  We will be back at about 12,000 feet, but this time will will have had two days of acclimation to help us out.

Last night we stayed in the spectacular Colca Lodge.  As far as I could tell, all the wood in this place is Eucalyptus wood.  The place smelled wonderful.  The rooms are wonderful.  And is cost us $35 to stay there.  Ordinary prices are about $60/night.  That is the reason why you ALWAYS choose a local tour agent to make your reservations.

http://www.enjoyperu.com/hotels/ingles/colca/colca_lodge/

As soon as I get home I will post the pictures I took.  This place is awesome.  Everyone was impressed. 

The only thing is:
1. It is out of the way.
2. No TV, clock, nor phone. (for you people that need one.

But, there is a live person that knocks on your door at your appointed wake-up time.  There were two LLamas standing less than two feet from us as we stood outside our back door.  The Colca river was just 200 feet out the door.  The hotsprings were wonderful.  Breakfast was magnificent even though it was 0545 in the morning while we were eating.

There is much more to say, but after being tossed around in a van for nearly 10 hours today, I am tired.  I might say more later.


Posted by SPN on 05/15 at 05:45 PM in Personal

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