First stop and start driving forwards, yay!
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November 20th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
First time I noticed there were so many people at the train, including a group of high school students. The stop lasted almost 1/2 hour, during this time, in order to turn table. No more going backwards, this time we'd start going forwards, yay! The air was a bit drier, which indicated we were getting higher. San Bartolome is over 1,500m high, which is nothing compared to the highest point we'd reach later almost 4,800m, pffff.
Anyway, it was fun to walk around the station and of course perfect opportunity to take pictures :P
Well, it was time to reassume the journey.
What a beautiful scenery, but I had to study... I would spend a couple of days out of Lima, but needed to do some homework and read, so doing it while I was driving the train wasn't that bad. Anyway, it was 11:30am when we thought it was time for our complimentary pisco, hahaha. I saw quite a few people going to the last wagon - the bar one - and was intrigued to see how it was.
It was a very nice bar! Liked it! Got my complimentary pisco, which was a small cup but ok. I heard someone saying he was worried about the altitude sickness and a guy at the bar said the best thing is not to think about that matter and have a good pisco, hahaha. Don't think this is the best for altitude sickness, but is a good excuse for a pisco sour, hehehe. By the way at this point we have already reached the 3,300m and kept on going up and you could see how some people started to feel bad... pfff I was forgetting to say that from the "Infiernillo" bridge, which is 3,300, you could do bungee jumping, wheeeeee.
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