Photos! 2 month mark
Here is one of the cacti that decorate the area up here. Once, when jumping from a rock wall I became intimately acquainted with one of these. Not fun. This cactus is not to be confused with the “San Pedro cactus” – which has hallucinogenic properties. San Pedro, you boil in water and drink like tea, and depending on the strength, you’ll hallucinate for 6 to 12 hours. Shaman (witch doctors) are still prevalent through the mountains of Peru and the San Pedro is one of their ‘medicines’. Pretty sweet, huh?
That brown spot in the field is a house. Pretty sweet real estate.
Night out - this is one of our favorite watering holes, Trece Bruhos (13 Owls). You can usually be assured of two things at this place, some cheesy American music and other gringos. Downstairs is a Peruvian club. These two bars make for a perfect combination - a taste of home upstairs, but downstairs you can emerse yourself with Peruvians, salsa dancing, and getting hit on by "gringo hunters" who think I have money...and I keep up the facade until the morning...he-he.
Laguna 69: check out that blue water. This lake is surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains, which you can't see because it's a little cloudy.