Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back to Quito, and photos from peru

Back in Quito today, after a grueling day of travel yesterday, a three part flight from Cusco to Lima to Guayquil to Quito. My last few days in Cusco were amazing, I love that city and will have to return. The hostel I stayed at was called the Yanapay, which is run by a man named Yuri who uses his profits to support a local childrens shelter he runs, for street children. Went dancing and partying several times with various volunteers who were staying there and working. Did a ton of dancing and a dash of drinking.
One night I went with a German girl from the hostel and met a guy who took couchsurfers at the Plaza Del Armas, and we went to a British style pub and played pool, and then went to a bar and say an amazing live reggae band, and then went to a hopping dance club and danced until four am. Fun night.
It was tough to leave, I would have liked to volunteer at the Yanapay for a while (highly recommend it to people interested in volunteering in an amazing city.)
Haven't been able to post pictures for a while, so heres a couple from the last few weeks.

Monkey Reserve in Puyo, Ecuador: Let there be Monkeys!

This Guy had only one hand and would only play with me

One of the Hippies I met in Pailon Del Diablo, he made money by being a statue of Jesus in Quito

Epic Waterfall in Macas, Ecuador, where shamans take people on Ahajuasca to be ritually cleansed

Me being cleansed (not on Ahajuasca...unfortunately)

The walk to the awesome cave in Macas with a couple of Peace Corps volunteers, Leah, Darwin, Brian, left to right

The Road on the way to Aguas Calientes, Peru

More Road, more Rivers, past Cusco, Peru

Standing above an Epic view at the Entrance to Machu Picchu, Peru

Ruins reaching out through the mist, early morning in Machu Picchu

Llama chillin in the Mist in Machu Picchu

Standing by another epic view, Machu Picchu

Me and Stuart (from las Tolas, who I ran into 5000km south randomly in Machu Picchu)

Machu Picchu from Huayna or Wayna Picchu, after an insanely hard climb

Me and David smoking a cuban cigar on top of Wayna Picchu
The Trail down from Huayna Picchu (the easy part)

Machu Picchu from Wayna Picchu

The Yanapay hostel in Cuzco, amazing little place

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