April 01, 2010
Into the Peruvian Andes
I eventually got back on the right road to get out of this crazy country. It started to climb and did not stop till I reached 4500 meters, I guess that is about 15,000 feet give or take. I did not notice any effects from the altitude whatsoever. (yet :-).
The road goes through a national park, one of the last refuges of the vicuna, a type of wild Lama. They are easy to spot as there is no vegetation higher than 6 inches up here, and it is cold! I was wearing all my cold weather gear.
The scenery here is just incredible, I would still be taking pictures but the sun was going down and I needed to find a place to stay in a strange city, always an adventure in Peru, but I did get a shot of this this lawn ornament made from 100% natural materials
There were lots of ruins to be seen in the distance, I don´t know how old they are, as the people still build the same way using stones. There are plenty to be had.