Sunday, September 25, 2011
Urubamba, Sept 13th 2011
After another adventurous flight from lima to Cuzco, we headed down to Urubamba. Since Cuzco is 11,000 plus in elevation, we headed to the sacred valley to a small town called Urubamba. The elevation there is 9000. We were lucky to have a friend there that owns a beautiful 5,000 square foot house that he uses only on weekends, so he let us stay there for the week to get acclimated to the altitude. The first night I got altitude sickness. It started with a head ache and then escalated to difficulty breathing to a panic attack and then vomiting . I got scared because this was a small town and it is pitch black at night and we had no phone or internet. Tony was great, he left at dark and hunted for oxygen and other things for me so that I would get better. The next day I felt better. Luckily, I have been the only one to get sick this entire trip( Travelers Diarrhea in Lima by the way).
We just relaxed, went sightseeing and Giselle played with the local girls. Did I mention that I was almost chased down by two bulls that were about 10 yards from me. Luckily, I was not wearing red...haaaa haaa