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Damn you, mudslides!

Machu Picchu will have to wait

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It's been nearly a year since Wendy & I had a big trip. South America is new to us both so we are looking forward to experiencing a new scene.
For those of you who followed along on the last blog, you may recall that I was consumed with packing correctly, and by correctly I mean having just what I needed & nothing more. Lugging around a bunch of crap is not a good time. The trip to Indonesia solidified my faith in cubes. I have 4 cubes and I love them one & all. It really makes packing & unpacking so organized . I never have to rifle through my pack to find a lost widget. (widgets go in the small green cube)
This trip is a challenge in regards to packing. Weather will be warm & sunny during the day & into the 30's (F) at night. So, yes, lots of layers but lightweight layers are somewhat difficult to find in natural fibers which is what my skin prefers. I settled on silk undershirts & underwear, merino wool pullovers, fleece & gortex outer wear.

Wet weather & mudslides in February, closed Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of our trip. We are soldiering on, however, determined to enjoy all the sites this area of the world has to offer.
We will begin the trip in La Paz, Bolivia & I will end my portion of the journey in Lima, Peru. Wendy, my faithful traveling companion, will continue on to Santiago, Chile, Easter Island & Colombia.
Along the way we hope to enjoy some ceviche, survive the "world's most dangerous road" and learn more about the Incas & their traditions.
More from Bolivia.

Posted by shurford 19:25 Archived in Bolivia Comments (1)

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