Peru


The first day in Cusco Peru, was one of the worst days of my hole entire life. First of all it has been a 48 hour day
with naps here and there,but that was not the worse part of it all. Being at 12,000 feet above sea level gave all of us
horrible altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by the little amount of oxygen in the air, witch does not let
your body get all of the oxygen that you need. By not getting all of the oxygen you feel queasy, tired, dehidraded,
and much more. It was horrible I could barley walk, and I also had a Paine in my chest.
Since I was so tired I just slept all day, I finally woke up were I was five minute away from fainting. Lucky for me
we got a special pill to take that help altitude sickness.
After we all felt a little better we went out to the mane plaza to get some food. Since it was chritsmis all of the pore
children were out in the plaza dancing around and lighting fire works.Since the people had no common since they
were lighting up fire works right next to people that made it a little scary.
After having one of the worst days in my life, today has been much better so far. As we were leaving are hotel to go
on a tower of Cusco, a man came up to me and gave me a bag of Coco leaves then he said you take leaves as he
pointed in his mouth Of course I waited to ask my parents about the leave before I have any. my parents said it was
ok to have them, so I put one of the leaves in my mouth and started to chow the leave like gum. When you chew it
you are suppose to suck out the juice from from the leaves which help any Paine or sickness.
On the tower we took I learned some really cool facts about Peru. Did you know, that out of the 125 different echo
systems there are around the world Peru alone has 85 of those echo systems, because of the vast climate change with
in Peru. I also learned that both Corn and Potatoes was invented here in Peru, where there are 250 types of Corn and
600 different types of Potatoes. In many places of Peru there are ucoliptis trees, they were brought to Peru to stop
the soil from sliding down the steep hill sides. They use Ucoliptise trees because they are very easy to plant and
grow, plus the leaves have good uses too. Cusco is the mane place for agriculture in Peru. I also found out that
Cusco is in the shape of a Puma.


We had to wake up to day at 5:30 in the morning to catch a four hour train ride. It was horrible the train ride it felt
like the train was going to fall of the tracks it was so shaky. All the sudden a man came up to us and told us that we
had to jump off the train right away. We all jumped off the train just before the train started up again in just a couple
minuet.
The hike was six hours long to get to are destination on the side of the mountain. After climbing half the mountain
side we finally got Wain wuaya runes right next to the lodge that we stayed at. Wile I was at the runes I sketched a
stone wall that had weeds growing out of. The Inca’s ruin were built very sturdy and only 30 percent of it had to be
built. We were very lucky to day because it barely rained witch is very good for the rainy season.
Having to wake up at 6:00 in the morning was not very fun for the second day in a row. we where able to reach the
sun gate in a very short amount of time because we headed back down the mountain. The sun gate had a famous
view of Machupichu down below. I could barely see any of the beautiful view because it was