We took a short break last week and went to La Paz. We met up with our friend Caz and she decided to join us on our 3 day walk along an ancient Inca Trail from La Paz (Choro) to Croico. It was amazing. We started at 6 am and were taken up above the snow line by a 4 x 4 truck. We climbed to the summit at 5000m and then it was all down hill for three days. The path followed a powerful river falling over rapids and huge waterfalls. We saw llamas carrying things to market and small houses perched on the hillside in the middle of nowhere. On the first day we descended over 2500m and walked through many different eco systems. We camped each night and our guides managed to cook us delicious food, (sometimes trout caught fresh from the river).
The second and third days were all downhill (our knees were, by this stage, beginning to ache… feeling our age) and we walked through dense jungle, saw the most beautiful butterflies, ate fresh mangoes and bananas, climbed over waterfalls, gazed at the stars, saw amazing coloured flowers, chatted, laughed and generally had an awesome time. It was really good to relax and spend time in the middle of nature. In Crioco we had a night in a hotel and went horse riding with Caz. We returned to Sucre (14 hours on the bus) feeling completely relaxed and ready for work.