Since tour bus picks us up at Hostel and we need to find out about Bon´s pack we head for Alas Peruianas office to get a message to Juan via Ceasar (bus guy here) that we´ll call later to see if pack is on bus. Also, called Joe in Lima to cancel Fri reservations at Flying Dog and make new for Sat/Sun. Left on tour @ 9:15 but really not until 10 w/ picking up others (23 total). Great trip all day...see pics.
The Cordillera Blanca has 50 peaks over 5700m. (19,000')high whereas in N. Am only 3 exist this high - Pico de ORIZABA in MX, Logan in Canada, and Denali in Alaska! Europe has none...only in Asia are mtns higher than in the Andes.
Got back by 8, went direct to bus station and no pack. Called Juan but he´s in Trujillo, Isabella who works the phone/sells tickets said no pack showed up there. I explained that we`d be returning to Casma tomor eve so if it turned up to just hold it there. Off to dinner (celeb US win over Argentina) at La Rotonda Pizzeria! We'ver eaten dinner there 3 nites, food, esp salads very good - Percy, waiter is very nice/helpful fellow and Gregory (owner?) exchgd book we'd finished (Atlantis Found, interesting, quick read)