02-11-2010, 06:23 PM
no cualquier gringo
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
The way it was
The next morning all was OK, we hoped we didn't pick up any cooties in the bed. Everyone was extremely friendly and we took pictures of the Ramos family.
Moto maintenance in the courtyard of the Amparaes hostal
Out on the streets, downtown Amparaes. Was last night a dream?
We got on the motorcycle and went on over the pass. Lots of Indians were on the road heading towards Amparaes for Sunday church and drinking. Alpaca grazed on the hillsides.
I think I see a shortcut. Looking back in the direction of Amparaes.
Abra Amparaes: 14,478' elevation
Looking down the other side of the pass, to the town of Colca at the bottom of the "V" in the Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley)
Civilization in Colca and a well deserved break.
We arrived in warm Cuzco at about noon, a day late. We had missed our morning flight to Lima, we tried to get on the 3:00pm flight but it was "full". They told us the wind was blowing too hard and the 'plane couldn't take on any more weight. Whatever.... So..., anticlimax. We killed the rest of the day in Cuzco. That afternoon it hailed so hard it knocked away chunks of the ancient buildings.
The July 2003 trip will follow.
Is anyone out there??
Trailblazer screwed with this post 02-15-2010 at 11:24 AM