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Our route of conquering:
HUANUCO 12/24/05 ďż˝ďż˝" 12/28/05
I spent Xmas thereâ€¦ I got to meet my momâ€™s family.
The hardest part for me in this entire trip for sure for sure was going to the cemeteryâ€¦ ya that was bad! Seeing the tomb of my favorite 2 aunts was heartbreaking and just a deep heart pain. But all in all it was a good trip for me, I was finally able to conquer my fears! I confronted the bad vibes I had inside of me and I think I can finally say that
We went to Tingo Maria (eyebrow of the jungle) where we went to the
We also did a few Ruins (Kotosh) and we went to an awesome little village called HUACAR where we found this zoo/petting zoo kind of with wild animals. We all got to hang with Jacinto the funniest monkey ever!!! He pulled Marilynâ€™s (Colombian) hair and pooped in her hand then went and pulled Arynâ€™s (American) hair but with Pascale he was calm and quiet and sat with her as if she was his mommy.
Huanuco as a whole is an overpopulated city now a days, all the poor people came down from the mountains in search for work so you get to see a lot of rural people that have taken the old country and have made it even poorer then before.
My grandmaâ€™s house was adorable thoughâ€¦ OMG she hasnâ€™t changed! And then they ask where did I get my temper??? We all tried guinea pigâ€¦ I donâ€™t recommend trying it ON YOUR FIRST DAY we all got sick some worst then others.
For the less religious ones we went to like 4 masses in 4 days hahahahhahhaha I feel bad for Marilyn!
We also had the pleasure of meeting my uncle the priest Oswaldo. He is so talented and kind and sweet and holyâ€¦. Such a good man! This uncle of mine, has built 2 orphanages (boys & girls) a school, a seminary & an asylum for the old and forgotten. My family has helped him reach his goal and it is quite impressive what passion, determination and kindness can do for someoneâ€¦and the change you can make in the world. No wonder Pope John Paul II gave him a blessing!!! We are so proud!
CUSCO & RUINS 12/29/05 ďż˝ďż˝" 1/2/06
WOW I love this city! So artistic and mellow, the weather not too shabby. People were niceâ€¦ yes I loved this place! My favorite place in factâ€¦ the streets are beautifully ancient and artistic. The people so kind and helpful. Night life is definitely happening.
MACHU PICHU/HUAYNA PICHU
New Years was celebrated in this Machu Pichu village called Aguas Calientesâ€¦ We climbed Machu Pichu on the 31st and WOW! Amazing
New Years came so fast, all four of us despite our tired bones we went to dinner and had a wonderful meal, Aryn managed AGAIN to brake a few hearts, I changed clothes in front of everyone and on stage (who the hell wears a sweater to a nightclub????) Thanks to Paula (New Yorker we met) who gave me a tank top I was able to shake my skeleton a lil longer without melting away. We all met interesting pplâ€¦ we danced till 2 am and over slept till 8am hahahhahhaa.
On the 1st we all went to Huayna Pichu where Marilyn, Aryn and I climbed a gazillion stairs to reach the top of the mountainâ€¦ I HATE STAIRS! The view was so worth every freaking stair thoughâ€™. The positive vibes that you get from this place is so unbelievable. The positive energy takes a hold of you and when you start coming back down you canâ€™t help but smile well until you see another set of stairs hahahhahaâ€¦ Aryn and I had a moment hugging our rocks!!! NO MORE STAIRS BOYCOTT!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR
We took the longest train ride ever back to
IQUITOS/AMAZONS 12/2/06 ďż˝ďż˝" 12/05/06
I hate mosquitoes!!!!!! They are head to head with my hate for vegetables!
Aside from that, the Amazons is a MUST SEE for everyoneâ€¦ just taking that boat ride from Iquitos into the Amazons and watching the change of soil and the tropical look of it all was just heart stopping! Canâ€™t think of a better place to be on the New Year! Last year was beautiful
The Sinchicuy lodge was beautiful, the food was awesome!!!! The cabins where perfect and yes I want a hammock in my room!!!! Why doesnâ€™t
So over all it was awesomeâ€¦ we had our nature walk. We met the Yaguas Indians. 40 years ago or so they were Cannibals that killed people and used to shrink their heads now they entertain you with their dances and the kids become little piranhas that want everything you haveâ€¦ thank God for GUM at least once I gave them some they gave up on the idea of taking my ears so they can have my earrings hehehehee. I was able to bring home a blow gun/flute they usually use this item to kill their preyâ€¦ it was fun! All of us were able to hit our targets except Marilynâ€¦ hahhahahha!
We also met a witch doctor and we all took a shot of whatever potion he made (7 roots and honey and sugar cane juice) Aryn, Marilyn and I wanted the entire bottleâ€¦ oh wait we all bought a few hahahhaa then the Sugar Caneâ€¦ we were very much like little kids with candy WE WANT MORE WE WANT MORE!!!! Yummy!!!!
Then we had awesome lunch and yes the siesta in the hammocks â€¦ what a life!!!!! Then we cleaned up and went to another walk then dinner and finally the night canoe ride through the amazonsâ€¦ I brought my flashlight cuz Iâ€™m a chicken shit. But thanks to this couple the Chipmunk and the Snorer we werenâ€™t able to really stay quiet enough in the canoe to fully experience the mysterious amazons.
We went back to the Lodge where the bartender spooked us with his spirit storiesâ€¦ Pascale was so terrified that she wanted to sleep in the bathroom hehehee. Aryn, Marilyn and I were determined to go see the witch doctor to do a cleansing of some sort then after hearing the side effects we sort of chickened out (diarrhea and vomit for 20 minutes then hallucination for 3 hoursâ€¦ donâ€™t think I wanted to do it after all) so we all went to bed scare shitless from all the ghost storiesâ€¦ thank God for my lil ipod that got me through the night listening to Barb Streisand and not LA PELONA!
The following day was yet another long ass walk!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR freaking mosquitoes feasted with my delicious blood! GRRRRRRRRRRRR crush them!!!! It was very mellow and unadventurousâ€¦ but still nonetheless AMAZING!!!! We did go fishingâ€¦ no one really caught anything except Rene and meâ€¦ I caught an
The last day was awesome!!!! Aryn, Marilyn and I went to another nature walk in pursue of the snake man and his zoo. The â€śSnake Manâ€ť is this gentleman who lives deep into the jungle and basically saves animals that poachers tried to kill and tries to give these animals asylum from these awful people. Our guide was this kid of no more then 9 years old. We found it after a 45 minute walk inside the jungle and we got to play with a baby anaconda, Aryn got attacked by a Boa Constrictor, Monkey found her long lost child finally (a fruit monkey the size of my palm!!!!)They look so perfect like mother and childâ€¦ the tiniest monkey ever hahahhaa. Then Aryn found her childâ€¦the ugliest monkey ever (Spider Monkey)!!! And of course I found my temperamental child a baby Jaguar/Ocelot! We were meant for each otherâ€¦ I was able to carry him and play with him and he would make his Jaguar noises and bite my arm and fingers it was so awesome!!!! It made me miss my Tiger (My Siamese). Then we met the Prehistoric Turtle Mata somethingâ€¦. Ugly lil thing, then we touched a white alligator and the friendliest sloth ever!!!! Aryn wanted to take him homeâ€¦ We also saw Mama Anacondaâ€¦ it was soooooooooo huge!!! Scary! Can you imagine running into one of those?
So my baby Ocelotâ€™s story: He was about 3 months oldâ€¦ sharp little teeth he has. Well his mother was killed by a f***ing poacher and baby Ocelot was malnourished so Snake Man took him in and brought him back to health. Marilynâ€™s fruit monkey was left by his mother so Snake man did the same thing, took him in and walks around in a leash so Mr. Boa Constrictor doesnâ€™t get to it LMAO! And Arynâ€™s ugly daughterâ€¦ the Spider Monkey. She freaking bites!!! Except Arynâ€¦ hence why she adopted her as her mother. Well Spider monkey was shot by a hunter and I guess he missedâ€¦ the hunter shot her arm so now the poor little thing has to manage on 2 legs, her strong ass tail and one arm to survive. She is doing amazing!!!
The other animalsâ€¦ same story basically! The Yagua Indians should start hunting the hunters!! But I leave that to their discretion lol. oh yes that was a perfect day until we got backâ€¦
Well to get to this zoo thing we have to go over this bridge that was made by a log and you gotta be carefulâ€¦ well my shoe was wet and I felt slipping, I saw this little bamboo sticking up so I grabbed on to it for dear life but my body was not gonna be supported by such a slender stick, so like in movies and in slow motion I fell into a pool of whatever water that wasâ€¦ Marilyn of course cracking up and Aryn taking pictures JOJO was pissed!!!! But after a cold shower I passed out till our boat was ready to head back to
My favorite part of the entire trip has to be my last 2 days in Limaâ€¦ my little cousins made my trip worthwhileâ€¦ yes I loved the adventures and the craziness and the packing and unpacking of my over packing but just sitting in my old living room hanging with my cousins and laughing uncontrollably and eating home made Popsicles was the best part of it all. Valeriaâ€™s sweetness, Paoloâ€™s cockiness, Diegoâ€™s smartness, Ayumiâ€™s talent, Akemiâ€™s beauty and Marianoâ€™s tinyness were the best part of my 16 days in
If you ask me, if I will be going back any time soon?? â€¦ all I gotta say is HELL YEAH!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed the readâ€¦ I am still a little choppy with my English after only talking 16 days in Castilian and trying to adopt the Peruvian accent as my ownâ€¦ Si seĂ±orita with my chuyo in hand!!!! Hahahhahhahaha
GOOD TO BE HOME!