Friday, January 15, 2010

A long and deep sigh....

I just heard the song again today, and I think it's a perfect song for the crazy week in Peru. Been dreaming to go and see Machu Pichu for a long time, and finally I arrived in Peru last week.


From the amazing welcome from Manuel, Pati, and Manuel's amazing family who welcomed me as if I'm part of the family...the amazing food...to where things started to get crazy when I left to Cusco...suddenly got sick in the evening even after I had the altitude pill, passed out on the way back to the hostel and woke up not knowing where I was, with a lady who doesn't speak English forcing me to keep drinking the coca tea, found out that my temperature was almost 41 celcius before I passed out again...and woke up again after midnight and ran away while (I think) the people there ware asleep...took a cab back to my hostel...almost cancelled my plan to go to Machu Pichu coz I was still shiverring and could barely move...but decided to leave to take the bus and go to the train station at 6 am...and 2.5 hours later, after taking another bus from Aguas Calientes....



I'm now back in Lima, leaving "home" to New York City at midnight tonight....

with smile,
ali