May 9, 2009

The Paucity of Oxygen

Cusco is at 11,000 feet. We have all had some degree of impact being at this altitude. We now know the Cusco Walk very well, which means you basically slow slow way down and walk at a pace where your heart does not start racing and you are not gasping for breath. We have all had I think small headaches and a few fluttering hearts moments, but overvall we have tolerated the altitude quite well. This morning on the way to the business center I passed by two rooms where oxygen bottles had been provided. People do get quite sick and are impacted, we have had the great fortune of just having to slow slow way down.

Hasta Luego......