March 15th, 2005

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Inca Trail: Failed

First, a simple steady state equation for all you equation friendly readers:
Physically Fit + Mentally Ill + Altitude --> Physically Ill


This will not be a post about the Inca Trail, just my immediate experiences. I"ll cover the Trail on another day.

Our Inca Trail company (Wayki Trek) is very good. They are at least twice as expensive as the other companies, but their emphasis is on treating and paying their porters well, and small groups. In our particular case we were a group of 5 -- three Irish kids about my age, my sister and I. There were also 5 porters, a cook, and two guides.

Our company has a unique option due to their good porter relations. The day before the trek began, we had the option of spending the night with the porters in their village -- to see how they live and get to know them more personally.

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I´ll talk about that more later. Now I´ve got to go catch the train to Macchu Piccu.