For those of you following along with the program, today is our last full day in the Andean region of Peru. Which means my lungs can go on vacation tomorrow.
Machu Picchu is at an altitude of 8,000 feet above sea level. We prepared for the thin air by taking a drug that would help with the headaches and nauseous feeling that being at high altitudes can bring,
So we did pretty well with climbing sites like this.
We have been in Cusco the last couple of days. Cusco is the seat of everything Inca. It’s really a fabulous city of just under 400,000 people. And it sits 11,200 feet above sea level.
So even a simple walk up a hill like this…
And now that we’re (almost) fully acclimated, it’s almost time to return to Lima.