Our plan to go and see the Macchu Picchu ruins yesterday went quite to the ruins. We both got really sick in Arequipa and still stuck here. We´re gonna have a new try tomorrow and should be in Cusco Saturday morning.
Before Peru and after the last block we´ve toured some more in Bolivia. From La Paz we first went mountain biking on the worst most dangerous rouad. I think these days it´s only a name to drag all the tourist there. The end part of the road was bad yes. There was deep drops as well. But it was easy to drive and there´s no more cars. So it was simply nice and good ride.
Afterwards we went to the Choro trek, three days, more than 60 km. It was really good time of the year, nice weather and no tourist what so ever. We went with nice guides and a cool Australian girl called Penny. The hike went from 4 900 meters down to 1 300 and something so my knees were guite dead when we got down. My hiking boots actually died on that trip and I had to hunt new ones in La Paz.
After the hike we finally made our way to the jungle. There we were really sissy tourist and went to ecolodge and a Pampas trip from Rurrenabaque. Both were nice anyway. The most exotic part might still be the bus ride: 20 hours oneway, 420 kilometres. Quite some roads indeed.
The last Bolivian thing for this trip was Lake Titicaca. I really didn´t like too much about the city of Copacabana, just tourist and restaurants. Some damn good trout dishes, though. But the Isla Del Sol was nice, when we walked down the beatifull beach we didn´t see another tourist.
So now we´ve made our way to Peru. There´s so many things I´d like to do here but most of them include too long bus rides to the middle of the jungle so we have to save them for the next trip. Once our stomachs agree we´ll continue to Cusco and Macchu Picchu and then up to Lima, Huaraz and north of Peru. It will still be some adventure, at the latest when we finally get on that boat to Manaus. Some 2 weeks on Amazon waters. Best to get a good book...