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1 juni 2017
A couple of words from Majd
Old buildings and stones streets ground and the amazing colorful products in the shops with the rainbow flag that is fluttering high in the main square of the city!,,but this time not in order of supporting the homo issue.
But It's just an Inca traditional colors that they used to make their clothes from.
And of course, for gringos, Cuzco means Machu Picchu, but for Lieke it meant more than this.
Many different vegetarian restaurants all around the city, and strong espresso for Majd = two smiley happy gringos.
On the way to Machu Picchu, we were walking on the train's railway passing the last village before reaching the ruins. "Aguas caliantes" .. Call it Disney land!
The most expensive village we've been in so far!
Felt so wrong to us being in between all those high budget tourists who arrived here by train.
Next day, we finally reaching Machu Picchu after more less a thousand stairs up to the top.
A highly amazing spiritual place with comfortable vibes we had from the whole surrounding, "gelukkig" at 6:00am before the other 4000 visitors arrived! Almost only some fast gringos, us, and couples of llamas.
Two days later, Moving to the south to an impeccable natural homo landscape "7 colored mountains", 5200m high and cold enough for a Syrian creature to wear two jackets during the hike to there.
Almost, there was the end of our trip in Peru. But first we should pass by Lake Titikaka in the border between Peru and Bolivia and spend some times enjoying the tranquility of this place.
It's the biggest and highest lake in South America, and the highest navigable lake in the world. A mountain lake with several islands. Breath taking blue clean water and of course.. Trucha fish, Majd's favorite.
Spending 2 days in Amanati Island with a Quechua speaking family "sounds like arabic by the way"! And eating fried cheese meal with alien shaped sweet potato on lunch time. Love it!
At the half of the lake, we entered the border on the land side, and leaving our hearts in the beautiful Peru.
People are walking in and out the countries border line , there's even a market in between selling stuff . Clothes, food, money exchange, candies... Alot of candies!!
Nothing will stop you , just move free in between and do some shopping with two currencies if you like.
Take a bus, the cheap one! The only one! A trip three hours to La Paz! The most uncomfortable place for us so far.
The gray city! A label we gave to La Paz, nothing interesting, only cold high altitude big smokey crowded city.. But don't consider what I'm saying as a truth! We're just not a city couple!
Leaving La Paz soon was the perfect plan, 18 hours by bus to Rurrenabaque, the Bolivian jungle. Driving in a muddy sliding road, on the edges of the mountain (the most WTF bus experience we had). But luckily, we arrived in one piece... Back to the Amazonaaaa!
Because we already experienced the jungle side of the amazon in Iquitos-Peru, we visited the Pampas with a gezellig company, with a friend we know from Amsterdam, David.
Pampas is different than the jungle. A place in the Bolivian Amazon with huge areas of water, where we can navigate only with a small boat, with trees that are more spread out, so you can see more clear animals than in the deep jungle .
Big diversity of animals and birds.
Caiman here, caiman there, swimming with pink dolphins in the amazon.. "Sooo unique"! Birds are flying then jumping into the water and disappearing forever!
Amazon as usual is a weird great interesting planet!
1 juni 2017 22:31 | Door: Eric
Trying to imagine what you experience realising it must be even more beautiful thank you discribe.
Please enjoy and share your experiences with us........... Have a great time together........
2 juni 2017 13:16 | Door: Wassim
Het is echt een mooie ervaring. Mooi gebied en nieuwe cultuur. Geniet jullie er heel van.
It is an interesting story to read Majd. Keep on writing and delivering the picture of your venturesome journey.