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Oct 12, 2005 - Cold canyons of Inland Peru

The first day spent in inland Peru, we boarded our bus bound for Colca Canyon (Chivay to be exact). The bus journey was over a very high altitude (4800m) so our guide stopped at a local shop where we were able to invest in a natural remedy to altitude sickness - coca leaves. Basically you put 8 leaves in your mouth and chew on them for 30 mins before spitting them out. We were told to repeat this process 4 times. The leaves tasted disgusting and many of our group only managed to chew them for 3 mins and than gave up. However us hard core...

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