Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Chapter 12:  Cold Cusco Nights Monday, May 10 A subdued sense overcame me and I appeared peaky.  I soon perked up as Ana ran through irregular verbs.  There were letter changes like Welsh language mutations.  With Lourdes I walked down … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: Home Stay in Cusco Monday, May 17 John called Lourdes to come and meet me at the house for lessons.  Over breakfast I further acquainted myself with two ladies from New York State, Liz and Sue.  They were … Continue reading

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Chapter 14:  Machu Picchu Monday, May 24 After such a strange, cold, and dreamy night I was up for breakfast at 7.15am.  Rosa, with her big smile, welcomed me back to the house.  I wanted to play some guitar but … Continue reading

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    Chapter 15:  Health and Hospital Monday, June 7 It was great to have Cameron visiting me in Cusco.  Since his departure I felt quite subdued and a little desolate.  My return to class rewarded me with a big … Continue reading

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Chapter 16:  Boleto Turistico Del Cusco Monday, June 14 It was a late night of loud, thumping music and dogs barking outside the hostel.  I still managed to sleep though.  My dreams were quite bizarre but drifted beyond memory as … Continue reading

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Chapter 17:  Inti Raymi Winter Solstice Fesitival of the Sun Monday, June 21 Since Cameron’s departure, my hospital stay and the end of my FairPlay classes, I felt a little lonely, with a few pangs for home.  My stomach still … Continue reading

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Chapter 18:  Miraflores, Lima Wednesday, June 30 Altitude descent throughout the night brought its own challenges.  My ears ached.  The cramped space around my seat afforded little comfort and my legs also ached.  I slept a little but was awake … Continue reading

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    Chapter 19:  Inca Cola and a piece of cake in Huanchaco Sunday, July 4 A sweltering night bus journey brought me bleary eyed up to Trujillo.  I contemplated the best link to Huanchaco, five miles out west.  The … Continue reading

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    Chapter 20:  Sunny Mancora Friday, July 9 I slept very lightly all the way to Piura as the roaring sound of a middle aged woman snoring in the seat behind me kept going for the entire journey.  In … Continue reading

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Chapter 21:  Quito, Ecuador.   Chapter 21:  Quito, Ecuador. Tuesday, July 13 I experienced an uncomfortable night.  At the border point all the passengers lined up for papers to be checked.  A teenage girl with her Spanish family had her … Continue reading

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