Thursday, April 13, 2006

On the road again

OK, so I’ve been on the road a bit the last few weeks.  Lima, Ica, Ayacucho, and one more Ica-Lima-Ica trip thrown in there.  The Peruvian election ended and another one is about to begin.  Clichés have a lot of truth in them, cause the more things change the more they stay the same…

Some random musings:
  1. How much does a rope tow cost?  Cause someone needs to invest in ski infrastructure at 4,000+ meters.  The mountains here are just sick brah!

  2. I’m surprised the Nuevo Sol hasn’t taken more of a nosedive now that we know Alan and Humala are the two likely presidential candidates.  Has the central bank been effectively fire walled from the political process?  Or was there just so little money bet on Peru to begin with that foreign speculators don’t have much money to pull out?  In any case, the Dollar/Sol savings spread at the Caja stands at ~9% on a one year certificate of deposit.

  3. The road from Pisco to Ayacucho was a lot better than I expected.  99% paved roads combined with an alert (sober) driver and a late-model Landcruiser kept me from freaking out when we encountered snow, alpaca crossings at 16,000 feet (the Quechua woman who was herding did have a nice bright blue American style nylon raincoat), and fog so dense that the only way you noticed trucks was the sound they made as they zoomed by.

  4. Sorry for the lack of pictures!  I’ve been traveling pretty light and an expensive camera is the first thing that I drop out of my day pack.

Hasta pronto,


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