TR: Peru Trip 2015 Pt. 5 – Urban Examination: Cusco (3/10-3/12/2015)


We wished the doorman farewell at the Tambo Del Inka as my wife and I jumped in the cab and took off for Cusco. Our five nights at the resort were nice and a good way to acclimate to high altitude, which would serve us well in Cusco, 11,500 feet above sea level. By the time we left, my wife was off Diamox and I was seriously thinking about doing the same. We actually ended up with some pretty gnarly sunburns in Ollantaytambo, and I was happy to have brought the aloe with me. Diamox is wonderful for dealing with altitude, but the side effects of “stuff tastes weird sometimes” and “you get sunburned in seconds” are a bit unfortunate. Keep that in mind if you ever get yourself a prescription.

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