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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    There is beauty in simplicity. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Don’t ever shy away from doing something for fear of what might go wrong. Choose to focus only on what you want to happen, and then go out and make it happen! Tom Cladis

    Sorry! Accidentally removed you as a friend! ACK! ADded you back, just so you know!

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    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    It’s not time to worry yet. Harper Lee
    29 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thanks for the Goodie. We travel solo in Europe where our combined language skills let us manage to get around without a guide. But in unfamiliar/difficult terrain like Machu Picchu we go with a group - usually OAT (overseas adventure travel). They limit the group to 16 and always take good care of us. We were 13 for MP, down to 12 after one was sent home with elevation sickness. After MP we went on to Ecuador and the Galapagos where we lost one more. Landing on a island in a motorized raft and walking on uneven "lava rocks" was another challenge, but doable with preparation, the right shoes and a hiking stick. Landing on islands with sandy beaches was fine.
    237 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Training for Machu Picchu is very smart. I was very glad to have a walking stick with me. Looking back, I would have taken two, one for each hand. Between the altitude, the uneven steps, my "progressive" lens glasses and the lack of any kind of guardrails, it was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. One of the days it was raining and the steps were slippery too. I know you will be prepared as an experienced traveler. It is a trip worth taking.

    I took the altitude meds on the advice of my doctor. Some just relied on chewing the coca leaves and/or drinking the tea. One of our group got so sick with elevation sickness that she had to be sent home. I drank the tea as well, but would not dip my hand into the community bowl of coca leaves and definitely wouldn't do that now.

    Are you part of a group or going solo?
    237 days ago