35 Burst results for "Peru"
Jen Ruiz Shares How She Hid Rental Car Damage
"John thanks so much for joining us today. We're so excited to have you on. Thank you for having me. I'm so excited to be here. I know with your background. You have been to so many different places you wanna. Your goal was to do twelve trips in twelve months. Clark super excited to hear about your experience of the different drivers in those areas. So what would you say is one of the most craziest driving experiences you have had. Yes it was in twelve months so it was my year of adventure reform my thirtieth birthday where i wanted to see as much as possible while i was still in my twenties and i had a lot of different driving experiences. I rented a car and drove throughout the south of france. I went in south america peru around different places so i had a lot of different driving experiences. I would say definitely. South of france stands out because it was a bucket list item for me. And i wanted to during the summer specifically so that i would be able to drive through the lavender fields and the sunflower fields. And just get all of the wonderful. Summer smells and feel like i was in province. Did you ever end up driving in any of these different places. And what was your experience like if you did yes. I drove in a lot of the places. Sometimes i would take public transportation. It really depended on. Where was that. I was going but yes with the south of france. I did a seven day road trip. I flew into paris. And then i took the train down to avignon from there. I picked up a car. And i was able to go around the entire area to see all kinds of different things kind of real life places. Where van gogh painted and so you can see the inspiration for the famous paintings and everybody knows different gorges and mountains that were really lovely to see the different coastal cities. They're in the south of france. Until i drove all throughout that on my own.
Ornella & Violeta: The Trauma of Family Seperation
"Eighteen years ago or aleppo was living with her mother. Beulah data in los angeles. Her mom had moved to la f- lean the shining path which is a radical guerrilla group in peru. They're known as sendero luminoso or s l. For short beulah. That was raising her four year. Old daughter neyla alone when one day in two thousand and three violeta was taken away by ice. She wouldn't come back to her daughter. For seven months for ornella. This traumatic event existed as a painful but unmentioned memory for years. Mommy there are many things that i could never say to you from the perspective of a child because i never knew understood or wanted to know it was something that her mother and her family. Just didn't talk about at all until recently in this episode or nella who is getting ready to graduate from college reads fragments of a letter that she wrote to her mom about a year ago and that letter was all about ornelas memories of being separated from her mom neela then sat down in our studio with her mom beulah and that's where the two of them opened up about the entire experience of being separated by ice which happened well over a decade ago and now ornella and her mom violeta are going to take it from here. I'm hello hello sweetie what you hurry kid. You are the first one in your family right to come here. Yes and the youngest. I wish impro- peru finishing up in last year of my high school You was being harassed by a a cell groups. I just didn't have a choice. But just come like i need to get out. I can't breathe anymore in later on six months later. I know i learned that my my older brother two years older than me had passed away. There has been a exchange gunshots.
United Airlines International Travel Recovery Still Far Off
"What they were before the pandemic. 90% free covert levels was the quoted figure. Dallas Morning News is reporting that things are a bit more turbulent on the international side of things, however, American plans to cut down on its flights to South America routes to places like Sao Paulo, Lima and Santiago will all be reduced along with some outbound flights from New York and Miami. Driver here is what else? The pandemic Covert 19 cases are rising and parts of Brazil, Peru and Colombia that's reducing the demand for international travel, at least for now. American Airlines plans to revisit these root reductions later in the summer. Stevie Ray Vaughan and taking us up to 29 minutes past the hour. Texas Standard Time The news roundup.
American Airlines Cutting Flights to South America Because of COVID-19
"What they were before the pandemic. 90% free covert levels was the quoted figure. Dallas Morning News is reporting that things are a bit more turbulent on the international side of things, however, American plans to cut down on its flights to South America routes to places like Sao Paulo, Lima and Santiago will all be reduced along with some outbound flights from New York and Miami. Driver here is what else? The pandemic Covert 19 cases are rising and parts of Brazil, Peru and Colombia that's reducing the demand for international travel, at least for now. American Airlines plans to revisit these root reductions later in the summer. Stevie Ray Vaughan and taking us up to 29 minutes past the hour. Texas Standard Time The news roundup.
Countries Worldwide Hit New Records for Virus Cases, Deaths
"The world are setting new records for covert 19 deaths and new cases and the disease is surging. Even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. Brazil this week became just the third country after the U. S and Peru to report more than 4000 Covert deaths. In one day, India hit a peak of almost 127,000 new cases in 24 hours in Iran set a new Corona virus infection record for the third straight day, reporting nearly 22,600 new cases. In
A Breakdown Of Latinx Heavy Medal
"So i'm in the studio today with producer. Genie montalvo gene. So thought i wanna take you back to the latin grammys of twenty nineteen. What happened well. A bunch of things happened but relevant today. Yeah lars ulrich of metallica presented with the person of the year award. It's kind of like a lifetime. Achievement did not know. That's where you're going to go with this surprise but really you can see kind of losing it on the video but listen to him here. That's very funny to me for those who don't know who is. How would you describe his music. It's like top yet. Like pop rock but the area likes comey sunday at me but i had no idea he was a huge metallica fan. Wine is is a huge mental fan. And so we're a lot of people in latin america and that is what i'm going to be talking to you about today mysterious. I didn't know you were into metal finds story. Because i'm actually not. But i am surrounded by latino metal heads. My brother was into metal growing up my neighbors into metal and plays in a metal band. And what would life be like. It didn't marry someone who was also into metal much quieter. So speaking about my husband or nesto who you know as from peru. He was telling me the story the other day that got me thinking about this topic. It was about the time. When one of his favorite bands the british rockers. Iron maiden came to lima in two thousand nine. You have heard of iron. Maiden i've seen the sweatshirts when our media i came. I announce actually their visits lima. People started making plans to come to the show. People started coming from other cities. Even from equador people throw away from waiheke from keitel youth ecuadorian flex in the crowd
"peru" Discussed on This is Today
"It's thursday march twenty fifth twenty twenty. One i'm russ and here's what you need to know about today. Well it's var frude gin. I think i'm saying that right. That's what i say every time. I walk around ikea. I think i'm saying that right Yeah i i spent like three hours once. And i key looking for a car for lockin and i. I have no idea where that was It was a desk but confined it anyway. we'll save. That's rest of that story for another day instead. We'll talk about what the heck is of our dog and You know it's not like you know haagen-dazs it is waffles. Yeah it's a an international day to celebrate waffles. now. I know if you've been listening since back in august when we first started this podcast you were thinking. We'll wait a second august. Twenty fifth is national waffle. Day will yes it is. You are correct but the waffle is such a great thing did not only. Is there a national day for it. But there's an international day for it so you get two days a year to celebrate waffles and get discounts at various places especially over in atlanta here. They've got a lotta discounts and atlanta for waffles today. So if you happen to be listening and you happen to be in atlanta then you're gonna happen to be eating waffles later. Probably at a great deal Anyway waffle today it's also maryland day. Which means. I'm not going to have very many listeners in maryland today because it is a day off for most of maryland What is well. It's the legal holiday Observed for the landing of the first european settlers in the province of maryland And they do all kinds of events. Basically it's a lot of like you know Cheap entry into museums and historic locations. Things like that. The good news about that as many of those are live type of things but a lot of those are virtual. So if you're a fan of history might wanna go check out maryland. Day dot org There's plenty of stuff on there for you to check out and do some virtual tours It is also a national medal of honor. Day today The medal of honor was created by president lincoln to honor union service people who valiantly fought in the civil war it has been given by the president ever since and they're giving them out about three thousand five hundred and twenty medals of honor. As of this podcast who knows maybe biden gave one out between me recording it. And you're listening to it who knows But yes they are given out by the president and oh you know what i almost forgot i do have to tell you jumping back to waffles because you know i get excited about large guinness book of world records things and i almost forgot to tell you that the largest waffle ways one hundred and yeah they did this up in the netherlands and then what about you know you're thinking stacking up waffles right well. The biggest stack was thirty six inches tall. I think i could do better than that. I that was in belgium. But i'm going to give it a shot and we'll see if i can stack waffles all do that. While you take a little break we will be right back to talk about our events and hopefully have some more waffles brand after this. We've got some exciting news.
Interview With Photographer, Ian Howorth
"Well hello everyone and welcome to another podcast from frames magazine my name is scott olsen and today. This is a treat. This is going to be so much fun. I am talking with. Ian howarth has been in the new york times. He's been in the guardian. He has spent everywhere. You can possibly imagine and in the second volume of frames magazine. He is one of the photographers. We have had the great joy to feature in the print publication. And an how you doing today. What's life like over in england. I'm very well. Thank you for having me. Yes things are very been very cold here but luckily we're having a bit of a bit of a spell of nicer weather so very grateful. Oh i'm looking forward to that where i live right now. It is minus twenty degrees fahrenheit. I don't know what that is in celsius but it's just a wee bit chilly over here so i'm looking forward to the warm up to in your work is very well known all around the world and certainly to the frames community and i want to jump right in with some notion of early days in and how you became who you are one of the things that you mentioned quite a lot. You were born to a british peruvian mother. You were born in peru and you've said that not being born and raised in central. London has really helped you understand the british sensibility or understand what it's like to be. There talked me about that a little bit. How does that change perspective. Get over into your work. Well i think. I think what really helped was the fact that you know being born and raised in peru and traveling every two years to the uk to visit my to my dad's family. It meant that from a very early age. I was able to kind of just really tell apart the difference in culture and how that translates to to what that meant visually you know but obviously there was. It was more involved than that it was officials. It was the smells being very different. I don't think well. At least back. Then i think in peru In the us. I don't think that smell of rolling tobacco and And bitter ale at with something. That was very common so for me these. These experiences kind of really really became almost cemented. My brain never really went away. So so i always have the every two years as i got older my brain develops they kind of took different meanings obviously lake so when i eventually move to england When i was sixteen. I'd already been coming here for a long time. So so these things were familiar to me but truth be told the alienness of them has never really gone away so whenever i smell that smell again so it's hard to explain it doesn't it doesn't make me feel like it's alien but it reminds me of the feeling that i had when it was once alien to me that makes sense so for me i think in in many ways having this view of of of the uk. That's been very much a part of me from a very young age but hasn't been innately a part of me like someone who was born here as maybe helped me look. Let's the country were live in in in a very different kind of way an office. Very visual person. You know maybe not. Everyone is visual. So i think the marriage between those two things is well. Maybe help me of look hits england in the way that i have. It's it's an interesting distinction. Photographers talk all the time about originality or freshness you know something that calls to their sensibility in thus you know. They point the camera that direction to think of it. As the alien to think of it as as the not common to me Aspect is a fascinating way to think about what we go out shooting for us. Say that you began your career making videos. Tell me about that. Yeah i studied filmmaking at university effectively. And it's something that i didn't pursue immediately after finishing my degree i actually got a pretty normal job. I did that for many years. And it's only when i was maybe twenty eight's that i started really exploring the the idea that i wanted to create something visual and that just manifested itself as making videos now. The time i was mountain biking law imagines thought well what better way to do. Something quickly on turnover. Quickly that making videos of yourself mountain biking so that number me became the process by which i created images at its at them and then deliver something and you know the more. You did it more than you knew how to shoot out of frame how to do this how to do that. And i think from that i think he just developed into a real thrill to to create to create visuals and he just happened to manifest itself as video so as things progressed. I did different things. And i was getting a bit older ourselves. Getting more confident with approaching people and doing things in a collaborative sense so so then kind of like you know Transition into making music videos and and my partner at the time she was a singer so it makes sense to film her. You know her kind of artistic exploits. So i would film her bands kind of rehearsing or whatever or will do a music video and then we up the budget each time new on unsown and so forth but i think what. I ended up discovering the more. I did it. And the more. I gots the more i got involved with with video and filmmaking whilst that the output was very low and also. I've found that much of the time the ideas that you had initially than get watered down the more you got into the project. So there'd be funny shoes that be scheduling issues so by the end of it. You'd have very much a fraction of what you had envisioned initially
Escape from Warsaws Ghetto: Memories of a Child Witness
"Halina wallow and her parents. I've safely on the shores of south america in nineteen forty eight as jewish refugees from their native poland. The month long voyage by boat from italy's port of genoa was but one stretch of a lengthy journey from surviving. The warsaw ghetto to eventual immigration to peru just a toddler when the nazis stormed her. Family's confining living quarters in the warsaw ghetto halina says the smell of fabric left lingering reminder of the lifesaving moment. Her grandfather hid her between textile goods as women and children were piled into german trucks and taken to death camps following her grandparents deportation. Her father organized a successful escape from the ghetto. One of many times their fate would be defined in an instant speaking to us from her home in capital city. Lima halina explains how her family's escape from persecution. To safety was helped by demonstrations of humanity by the unsung heroes of the holocaust non-jewish europeans and other rescuers who risk their lives to protect juice eighty four years. Old halina says fulfilling. Her purpose of survivor means telling her story. This interview was conducted in spanish and has been translated seeing but saw via. I was born in warsaw poland in the year. Nineteen thirty six. My full name is kalina stein and then all once. I was mary it. If you could briefly describe your first years in poland. What was your childhood. Like your comment you. Well i practically didn't have a childhood. Unfortunately because we was for years old the second world war started the nicest took my parents apartment. Ally grandparents bernie. I'm buddha's in the. Because i was on. I was four or five years. What i can tell you is what my pardons told me on allie. He's have eat the ones who saved my life winds. There was a moment when your grandfather hid you correct. Could you tell us about that moment. They won't sign us. My grandfather produced jackets and coats beginning several years before arriving to the ghetto. And that's had a lot of five hundred in addict so the day. The nasty came in their tracks. You realize day came to take all the world bank and children that will work with sewing machines so my grandfather grabbed me shall between the fabric material. Seen these were how he saved me so the german square taken these life. Mama one do you remember. You felt in that moment. Lord i remember by this mellow no. That is most often make us remember. Even now at age eighty four and just short eighty four. Every time i go into a fiery shop. I remembered the mommy it's part of my life say i will never forget. Of course life in the ghetto was very hard. They had asked without food without medicine and they were know how to work for a very very har life in nineteen forty two businesses. Took my grandparents on my uncle rev linka after the after my father decided to organize escape from the ghetto. And we did so. He taught us to pray. The lord's prayer in portage is big perfect polish until today. We keeping to deny as christians. Luckily my father had a lot of non june's france in the area and part of our so. He arranged to have each of fast leaving in three seventy one jewish homes while for my mom. Another for my father another for me. I was taking get off by a friend of my father's a good woman who told me read that right. I was with her until nineteen forty five when the war ended in neon depose. Where order to tourney eighty jew. There was so my party squid and visit me much. They bissett me the one able to mind. This is how we save ourselves.
Ballot bonanza: Latin Americas year of elections
"Ecuadorians will head to the polls to elect a new president and legislature. It's the start of what will be a busy political year across latin america chile honduras peru nicaragua all due to hold national elections argentina. El salvador mexico will have legislative and regional votes. This frenetic year comes at a delicate moment in two thousand nine thousand nine hundred and twenty twenty. Last protests erupted in several of these countries over corruption inequality and price rises since then. The pandemic might have quieted the streets. But it's also realized. The stress economies in poverty. Rose this year. All those strains may come to bear on the region's political systems. Latin is about to have a bumper year of elections brooke. Unger are america's editor and these are taking place in a region that's been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic if not the hardest hit in terms of cases and deaths per million people and in terms of the economic impact. It's had latin. America's going to shrink more than pretty much any other region in the world and a bunch of these countries in the midst of this chaos and trauma are going to be choosing new leaders to help them find a way through at a time. When you're seeing across the world a lot of democratic backsliding including in latin america these elections are going to test the strength of democracies in those countries. So it looks like the count is nine. Latin american countries that will be holding elections this year. But i mean it's a diverse region. They they must have as many differences as commonalities well. It is a very diverse group of countries. That will be voting. I mean you have on the one hand for example chile which is one of the richest economies in the region and one of the best established democracies and you also have haiti which is pretty much the poorest country in the hemisphere and has a very dysfunctional democracy. And there's everything in
Polyglot Conjugates Verbs for Hundreds of Clients
"When abe rosenthal is graduated from columbia university in two thousand nine. She entered the job market during a recession completing program in an ivy league. School was a big accomplishment for eva. Who originally from peru and says she wanted to make her dad proud while she was trying to pinpoint her next step. Abe and two friends took a road trip to napa california while on a trip. Eva expressed her frustration and disappointment on her career uncertainty. To one of the friends. Jim gen able to write down three things. She was passionate about on a napkin. Eva wrote traveling children and languages at the time she already lived in eight countries spread across four continents and spoke five languages. Got her thinking maybe she could start a business with these skills somehow after getting home from the trip eva created a google. Talk and brainstorm services. She could offer then researched how to fine tune them for example. She learned that it's extremely beneficial to get credited in order to be an interpreter in medicine. It's not enough to speak the language. Well the certification. At least in this case matters after figuring out what certification she needed avis set up a linked in premium account so that her profile would have more visibility and of course she needed a name on the same napkins us to write down favorite topics. Eva had also jotted down words. That described her hyper polyglot. Nomad poly-lingual influence to name a few looking back at that napkin. Two words stood out hyper and flint. Ab decided to combine the two to create hyper fluent. So after she narrow down the services she would offer including personalized one on one language courses cooking sessions in different languages translating and interpreting and more while she was getting hyper fluent services. Squared away able was offered a fellowship by the ministry of education of indonesia to study bahasa indonesia for a year even in her new role thousands of miles in twelve time zones away. Eva continued to focus on setting up a side business. She made business cards and bought a new camera to take professional photos on location while in indonesia. She made her first website. Which at the time was more of a block pricing structure dependent on what the service was and for how long a person needed it free tutoring. The price was fixed but if someone needed a series of manuals translated the price dependent on the number of words the target language the timeframe and sector. It's likewise for interpretation. The price dependent on the sector the distance to travel for the assignment and the duration. She also decided to price services differently in different countries in reflection of market realities. The first clients for hyper fluent came after she plays her profile in different teaching platforms such as university tutor dot com but like so many. New businesses are most successful marketing. Technique has been word of mouth. One of asia's prince spoke about hyper flew to an acquaintance. Who happened to be the personal assistant for an nba player. That basketball star became a client was also through connections that she landed her most significant gigs with the bank. Bloomberg and for some of the wealthiest families in new york city. She's also active on instagram her favorite online platform about that website. It's no longer just to block. A couple years ago she upgraded one with all the features she wanted. And it's now much more personalized scents. Beginning hyper fluent in two thousand. Eleven avis had about six hundred and fifty clients. She currently prophets around fifty thousand dollars a year from macedo also and yes. This is still aside us oil. Her full job is project manager. The international centers for precision oncology. Even with the busy job she plans to keep offering language services after the pandemic subsides. Yes i can't wait either. It's going to happen. She'll also began offering a one to two week. Immersion program in italy called mummy. And i go to sicily. This program will aim to teach italian two moms and their or daughters through immersing themselves in country says that some of our favorite memories have been through her business since she's learned four more languages worked and cooked with refugees in berlin and visited more than sixty five countries. All right i have a suggestion. Here is in a similar place. That able was a few years ago. If you happen to speak four or five languages only four or five right my justice. Don't try to do everything at once. Don't try to offer translation and interpretation and tutoring and cooking classes. It's great that it's been able to work for abe. And obviously she's been doing this a number of years now and she's found the perfect rhythm between her day job on her side hustle. But i think for a lot of people. You're actually going to be more successful in this field. If you're just doing one of those things maybe even for a specific target market like for example One of asia's client bases is wealthy families in new york city. You could say okay. I'm gonna do language tutoring for kids from well off families in this particular area where it could be something totally different but just picking something. I think is going to help a lot. So you're not just overwhelmed and trying to do it all also. I really loved the google doc method. You know when he got back from her california road trip. She made a google doc and brainstorm services she could operate using her language skills and from there she made various observations. Like oh i should get a certification to be medical interpreter and probably some other observations as well so just kind of scratching things out and making notes of your skills and what services. Those talents might lend themselves to can be very helpful.
Google Closes Loon, Its Plan to Use Balloons for Web Access
"Remote areas in a very unique way, has been grounded. KGO attends Mark Nieto with more well it was fun while it lasted. Google's parent company Alphabet has given up on a plan to provide Internet access using high flying balloons. Project, called Loon would have used giant balloons to be me Internet to people in remote areas around the world. But alphabet couldn't figure out a way to get the costs low enough to make it a sustainable business. Loon was launched in 2011 and add years of tests, including an effort in 2017 help bring Internet to thousands of people in Peru following Hurricane Maria. But, alas, loons bubble has Mark Nieto. This report sponsored by Iberia
Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia
"This is. Un catch-up dateline. Geneva a weekly review of international news from the united nations. Thanks for listening to the show. I'm daniel johnson and over the next fifteen minutes also will be hearing about the week's top stories from yemen to peru to the hunt for the origins of covid nineteen plus. We'll be hearing about how the world food program is addressing hunger crisis in madagascar. This forced some people to eat mud and leaves to survive and as ever will be hearing from regular guests salon bell tailgate cutters and alfred yellow. That's all coming right up. But first to madagascar where the worst food crisis in decades continues to play out in the south of the country also known as the grand sued apart from a chronic lack of rain the indian ocean island is vulnerable to climate shocks like the massive thunderstorms that have shifted sand dunes. Burying what little people have managed to grow. The caveat crisis has made things even worse putting a halt to the occasional neighboring
An Indigenous Mixtape from Lima, Peru
"Basically this week's episode is a catch wa language mix tape and this mix tape starts with track. One introducing librado. Yeah that's clearly now my voice. I'm getting mixed eight hosting help from my friend. Dj just john. Okay here we go now. That's lebron connie emceeing at the national theatre here in lima. This past february he's rapping in a mix of spanish and catch wa if you haven't heard of catch wa that's kind of the point. It's the most widely spoken indigenous language and latin america about ten million people speak it and liberal bringing it to people in a whole new way. His mc name librado. Connie means i am a free man and a call and response you hear throughout his concerts is catch wa is resistance. I met librado while in lima peru. And i was in lima on this. Totally non far-flung gig filming young rappers and beat makers which have been doing on and off for the past seven years all over the world priscilla. Anyway i've always been interested in ways. Music leads to cultural mashups like catch one hip hop and how that intersects with identity and the way people feel about themselves and when it comes to documenting hip hop it's always a cool story when different languages and traditions get mixed into the music but it's kind of hard to tell what that mixing means. What does it mean. When someone is wrapping in their ancestral language does that relate to a language living or dying and house. All that culturally significant politically significant. When does it lead to change on. Its face it might seem like the fight for catch. Wise is about lima's pride in their past and that's true but there's another crucial thing at stake here. It's the ability for indian culture to survive and to evolve into the future so to get the significance of what liberals doing we need to start with some background on ketchaoua. But you don't hear much catch. What outside of the countryside in peru ever since colonisation spanish has been the dominant language of government. Business education. Really life in general. And there's of course all kinds of cultural implications with that as well in the broncos music though you don't hear any of that higher he swapping between languages constantly and letting catch while on hooks his call and responses. He's young but he's like a classic ninety s hip hop head and when we hung out. He seemed really comfortable in his skin and sincere about everything. Oh and heads up. We were talking spanish most of this interview. So you'll hear some overdub. English shorter track to deepen the andean bronx. This is teach them what either made from purple corn. It's very delicious from corn. You can even make teacher. They hold a credible. We're walking down along. Walk walking for a little bit. We are eating a kind of Proven popcorn and we're drinking a purple corn based drink. Ginger morava balmy out here. It's not that hot again. Noisy sirens is a cultural hub for peruvians. It's like they're la and new york matching into one about ten million people live here and the population's growing we're walking through downtown. Lima librado told me that when he went to new york to perform for the first time in two thousand eighteen a lot of what he saw reminded him of home unusual ways. You told the crowd that he realized he was like a rapper from the indian. Bronx they loved it. You know. he's a rapper. So he's good with metaphor and there's something very hip hop about his light experience. He grew up in a world that was hostile towards identity specifically his indian catch. Wasp became identity twenty mike cornell so librado wrapping and catch wa flowed great to my ear as someone who didn't have a lot of linguistic and cultural context. It's just good sound but sometimes locals were shocked to hear the language mixed into hip hop track three welcome to the donkey belly sky. And what are those. Locals is my friend oscar durand he's producing and basically co hosting this episode with me. Oscar grew up in lima in the eighties. And i left peru in two thousand two to study and live abroad as a photo journalist. The first time that occurred without those music. I was surprised you know he was not the first time i catch wa. I heard it when i was in crew. Obviously but it was the first time that i hear someone rapping ikeja and he was a new context for language at the energy. So i knew that. I had to meet this guy told me the story man. I wasn't there so you know. I already heard about him. So i was really curious about his because as a journalist i have my my antennas. You always scanning for interesting stories to last time when i was visiting peru i was there for work. I send a message of media and she told me. have this concert. why don't you come. I couldn't make it but him and his band were playing this rehearsal space so i just went and then we start chatting and it was just such great energy because i felt like i knew these guys forever and then they start playing and it was just the most amazing experiences having peru because he had this concert just for myself. But what was it about him that shocked locals. I mean there's great musicians in peru for sure. So what was it about librado. That made him stand out. Well its first surprising to catch on. Because when i was growing up catcher was really around me in school. Remember catcher being mentioned in our history class when we were talking about the inca empire our glory days but those days are long gone and many people would not associate catcher with innovation or success.
Riding with Farm Animals in Columbia, Taxi Accident in Rome, and Traveling in a Converted Van
"I'm bob neat. And taraji and today's drivers are jewels and christine professional travelers content creators and podcasters. They've been on the road for over ten years exploring all the world has to offer and met while traveling impro- back in two thousand twelve working at a disaster relief nonprofit. They have been traveling together. Twenty four seven ever since along the way they started a travel blog called. Don't forget to move which over the years has become their fulltime job and now focuses on adventure travel and responsible tourism helping their audience. Experience the world in a more sustainable way. They also hosts a podcast nonstop bon voyage which is a comedic travel. Podcast where they talk about all things that can go wrong while on the road and today this shared with us some of those few things that went wrong while they were on the road such as having survived with farm animals in columbia and their adventures in their converted ban. Welcome deals and christine. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you so much for happiness having us so. I know you guys are big travelers. And i'm super excited to hear all your stories because i'm sure you have a really crazy ones from all the places you've been. Let's start with which one you think. Is the craziest driving story of them all. Oh we have definitely had a little crazy driving stories a lot of the time. It's not driving as self And the one that definitely comes to mind at the start would be al time. In northern colombia. Traveling at will play kabale. Bella which is pretty much a middle of norway pursuing. It's almost the northernmost point of south america and it's not a allowed to travelers go. They say it's kind of like the wild west of columbia so it's pretty far off the beaten track and even just to get it takes a bit of emission. He goes had couple of buses in a couple of different small mini vans. And then you finally get to a little place called arabia where you take you jump into a full and this is not your standard full by full. This is a four by four that has been so personally modified to have sate. Elise a dozen people in the back. Try like a pickup truck and the journey. There is four hours of bumping around in sloshing around in the mud depending on the season being crammed with about a dozen people into a full person seda and picking up a lot of livestock along the way like chickens and guards in all kinds of crazy things. So you are basically crammed in the back of this four by four with at least a dozen other people of course all locals. We were the only other travelers who went that far. I guess and then random animals start coming in so we had piglets on the floor. We had baby goats on the floor at a chicken on my lap at one stage. I think i had a baby on my lab. I wonder if we had a little baby. Sir whose baby was but there was a lot of south coming in and on our way back out was the same thing tons of livestock tons of animals just like feathers everywhere and we were leaving very early in the morning. It was maybe four. Am before it was even light out. And we were stopping at all of these farms in little houses along the way and we had some unexpected visitors strapped to the roof. We had three shoes. Desert tortoises will probably about six foot wide Honestly the biggest ever seen in my life and about five or six men were putting it on top of the roof. I don't know where it was going. The poll seeing but Yeah it was quite a wild ride. Yeah it was literally wild. Ride just filled with animals animal. The funny experience is that common for them to like four turtles or tortoise on the roof that he's definitely how i told us on the roof experienced but it is quite common for them to travel with livestock especially when you're traveling in rural areas in indigenous communities. Quite common for them to you. Know they got the coming from the local markets so they've got a chicken and it's tied up. They've got a guard or luke pig. Hug todd their fate name jumping the boss jump jumping the car and go back home. And that's fairly common. We they call it. Chicken buses in central america raisin. There's a lotta chickens on him. Where the animals with you for most of your trip or like how long were you with. The animals offset hotan. So this place. Here is is pretty oscillated. So this is a few rule. Sort of villages Affiliates little so to commune areas along the way but most of the people going from sort of point either point bay and they traveling with all that livestock eight a two they were bringing it back so yeah pretty much the whole four hours. We will sloshing around in the back of these full by four pickup truck with a whole bunch of animals and people just like one guy with a chicken. Walk it off but then one guy with tj can gets on so it's always balancing let made you choose to go there out of all the places since it's not a very typical worse destination executives and at that point we had spent probably Maybe a year in latin america. And we were just ready to get like pushed the boundaries. And get even far off the beaten track and just really wanted to go where we're not going to be surrounded by backpackers cause of knives and colombia and peru in those countries you kind of end up on the tourist trail and you just get stuck with me. No and it's great. You make a lot of friends that way. But you're kind of sick of just being surrounded by backpackers all the time. So we wanted to go somewhere where it's just all locals. We could really get to know the culture and just push boundaries basically and that seemed like the best option and it was an interesting experience. We're definitely the only travelers we saw their ended up sleeping in hammocks outside of this cabin thing in the wind and the rain and we just wayne in this hammocks is pretty intense but it was beautiful just super rugged pristine landscape out there right on the coast but still very desert and dry and yeah is really gorgeous and we'd heard that the junior was half the adventure and definitely was probably one of fiber journey stories that we tell because destination was out there. But you know we've been traveling for eight years ten years
Perus procession of presidents
"Even by the extraordinary standards of peruvian presidential turnover. It has been quite a week. The government palace in lima rotated through three tenants. In a matter of days president martin vs kara was removed via impeachment. His replacement manuel marino resigned following violent protests. He was succeeded. By francisco's sagacity. Who appears to remain incumbent. This recording serving as peru's head of state seems not to bring out the best in people of peru's six presidents prior to martin viscaya four are in prison and awaiting trial and one shot himself while being presented with an arrest warrant. This circus would be dysfunctional enough. Were it not for the fact that peru's presidential intrigue is presently teetering with problems other than those caused by the people supposed to be running the place. The country has one of the world's worst covid nineteen outbreaks and its economy has been accordingly battered. Is it possible that francisco's augusta represents an end to peruse lousy luck with its leaders. How has the country's politics becomes so chronically chaotic. And where does anyone even start cleaning up a mess like this. This is the foreign desk. The massive demonstrations that we have seen in the past few days in response to the latest political turmoil exposed deep discontent with the political class falling in several years of institutional clashes of corruption scandals. So reese an anger are much higher now. Five of the law six presidents not including the skara that post pregnancies have been dominated by corruption. Accusations one is in jail setting a twenty five year sentence. Another shot himself dead last year. I think most peruvians. They understand that the corruption just fades the state. The real moment of change has come now when the youths in the street and the people all over round peru have began to say we want to change the structure of the state that for humanity left us it will really be the end of human. He's more if that constitution is brought down. New one is put forward.
Trump To Order Thousands Of U.S. Troops Withdrawn From Afghanistan
"Pentagon made a big announcement today. Thousands of us troops are coming home. Here's acting defense secretary. Chris miller by january fifteenth twenty twenty one our forces their size and afghanistan will be two thousand five hundred troops. The same number of troops will remain in iraq miller said the decision is consistent with the trump administration's plans and does not mean a change in. Us
Peru's Interim President Resigns After A Tumultuous Week Of Protests
"Peru's new president has stepped down after five days in office. Manuel Marino assumed the office after the Peruvian Congress removed Martin Vizcarra Monday night after accusing him of accepting bribes. His removal set off a week of protests across the country that peak Saturday night when two protesters were killed by police. Most of Marinos Cabinet resigned Sunday, prompting him to step down as
Peru's Interim President Manuel Merino Resigns Amid Protests
"Peru's interim president announced his resignation today is the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress as to the nation's popular later in a short televised address, Manuel Marino said he'd acted within the law when he was sworn into office as chief of state Tuesday despite protesters allegations that Congress had staged a parliamentary coup. Decision came after a night of unrest in which dozens of protesters were injured from blunt force tear gas or projectiles that rights groups say came predominantly from police using
"peru" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Peru's most of the three hundred children who are being held at a remote border station in texas have now been moved into the custody of the u._s. department of health and human services the decision followed reports that there was not enough food and water at the station and that older children were caring for babies correspondent nick valencia is in el paso this morning shortly after news the condition surface the children were abruptly moved and here's what health and human services has to say about that in a statement they said last week the office of refugee resettlement identified shelter space in its network for two hundred and forty nine unaccompanied children who were located at the c. v. p. clint station facility these children should now be in h._h._s. care as of tuesday june twenty fifth some of the children were being held in what was described as squalid and appalling conditions of bill would provide four and a half billion dollars to improve the conditions in which migrants are being held maybe approved today by the house but the white house says president trump may veto it because it doesn't provide money for border security insulting words from iran today says correspondent jerry bowed lender iran isn't mincing words in response to the sanctions which targeted supreme leader and other top officials and came after the downing of a u._s. drone winning they mean quote permanent closure of the doors of diplomacy iranian president hassan ruhani called the sanctions against the supreme leader outrageous and idiot eric and said the white house is quote afflicted by mental retardation meanwhile national security adviser john bolton says the door for talks is open iran just has to walk through jerry bowed lender washington president trump says the woman accusing him of raping her in the dressing room of a department store in new york city in the mid nineteen ninety s quote.
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"Know, you are on your way to this is where your money's going truthful hands down like there's not like this is where it's going. It's going back to help people. It's going to again, I can't stress that enough. How important that is to our foundation. That's one of our pillars of our company. And we're pushing it help people help grow communities help educate. I mean, the future were were opened up a lot of different things hopefully for female guides. And just I remember when we were leaving when we were leaving Ryan commu that first time just coming down and just being super Taj. And and until then. Like, it was just we were just running a company. I remember looking at David insane. I don't wanna let these guys down real. Like, let's let's make this thing work. So we can we can do something for these people. It's incredible. It's an incredible feeling. And I think that when you if you ever do travel with us, and you're able to do the Ryan community, obviously, I highly recommend it because to gateway drug because you're basically we're doing we're gonna try to get a trip here. That's basically voluntarism, but this is the gateway drug into you being able to see how you can make such an impact it's not necessarily about giving money as much as it is interacting with these people. And so you're able to go to Ryan community, and you're able to see these kids we have photos of Lindsay braiding someone's hair a little girl's hair like it is impactful. I mean is and these little girls had never like they don't get to hang out with with you know, tourists and travelers like it's not. Really thing. And so you're able to bridge that gap all of a sudden and see something that's real people to connect with the community that you otherwise could never ever dreamed to connect with now granny you don't speak their language 'cause you won't even speak Spanish, they don't speak Spanish speaker schwa-, but you have the ability to be a part of something that you realize men like I'll make an impact. A touch touch the lives. The reason I say that as you know, we met some girls that were like sixth grade, and she's like, I want to be too good and instantly. It opens up an idea or concept of being able to internships and allow them to learn better English with David guides, and there's a lot that can be developed from this and every time that you're booking through a company. That's like Kaci that is really trying to set up these good morals, not going to say, we're the only ones out there that do this. But the second able to open up that dialog of hey, how can we make life better? That's when things get real things get really, emotional and really beautiful. And that's I'm talking about my feelings of it's all its feelings. Too much. I gotta tone it down. But I mean, it becomes a beautiful beautiful experience. And I really hope that everyone listening does to experience that. And if you haven't do it somewhere else, it's amazing. I'm gonna I'm gonna digress here and move onto the next part? But the other the other thing that I want to touch on besides like helping these local communities, I don't benefit from tourism in and outside of. Helping David and his family and making sure that our guides and reporters toss keys, if you will are paid properly are cooks, etc. Which men that part makes me happy to just wanna touch. Our cooks like we've gone review gotten reviews. People will have had the best meal in Peru. Lima's one of the coronary capitals of the world their best meal has been with us from our our cooks like that is so crazy. So you got three of the top fifty. Yes. In the world. Yeah. That's craziness meal is on the trail. It's nuts. And then let's let's go in and take a cab of that too. Like, so we talk about like what we're providing right, obviously, it's amazing food boom. But this idea of like, we started also not to help people, but David was so fire wanting to generate the best experience ever, he knew everyone he had in network. He wanted to build it. And it's like we wanna step above what you typically. So you're paying what you pay for right? And at times, it may seem like we didn't even touch on this Inca trail cost one. But that should be released or. Soon to be released. But the point is that we give you like a Papa toilet. We give you like peace. Go sours before we give you hot cocoa in the morning. You get a thermal rest for free. You can get a sleeping bag for us. You get like this private experience. This ability to be able to get connected with people that are outside of your normal scope, it's just it makes me frustrated that this is an offer by everybody at the price that it is. But it is what it is. And yeah. In the future things are gonna change. Anyway, as we got some really big news coming out soon, but you're going to be even more flattered as to what we're what we're able to offer. But I I'll keep going here. So outside of that, the next thing is sustainable tourism, which we kind of touched on that a little bit with the proper pay. But it's really it comes down to like making sure that places stay clean, stay functional and respecting the environment that we go to David every time. He takes a drink of anything water Coca-Cola Inca Kola was he do put out for Putnam. That's right. Yeah. He loves the earth. He loves where he is. He loves you wanted to last forever. And I think that's what makes David really the key ingredient here as to what we're doing. Because it all of a sudden we as backpackers have always add and Kevin way, more backer than I am have always had as mentality that you pack, it out you, Pat me pack, it in pack, it out don't leave no trace left behind right. David wants that as well for his community, which that's a beautiful thing. Because believe it or not. There are a lot of places in Koos go outside of the the main square where there's a lot of trash everywhere. And you got to think about a lot of developing countries. There's not a lot of places to put trash and I'm making flak for saying that, but it's true. You I've been to Sierra Leone garbage everywhere in the reason there's garbage arose because there's not garbage. And I mean, I've seen pictures of you know. I've seen some pictures of cell KC trick or this garbage on the side. And whenever I see stuff like that. I mean consistently when I'm talking to David. I'm always asking him too. Big too. Big questions for one are being treated, right? Are they you know, is is everything okay there because we want to treat them really well to make sure we're not trashing places. It's right. Make sure every all the garbage is going up because you want to maintain these places. Exactly now, it's very very valid point. And then and with that comes the responsibility that the more that we get cloud, the more that we get developed into the proving culture and get more established than we also have this responsibility being able to communicate and step up to say, hey, we got a shutdown Remo mountain for at least a week or we go, do volunteer work to clean it up to make better. I don't care if we got build better trails at whatever we need to do we need to find time to do that. And that takes capital that takes volunteers that takes the local Peruvian workers that we can pay to be able to help us to do it to give them a job for the week or two. To me. That's the most important and that is the goal and the big picture scope of like, how can we find a way to make these places work for because not everyone's always gonna jump on board. Hey, we gotta fix us up. That's going to relate. Sometimes we don't have government who's very slow. Well, since we're a tight small business able to get our feet wet right away a note, we're making a change right now. So yeah, I think that kind of sums up really the whole reason why we started Kaci codgy life. And it's exciting stuff. It's an exciting time for us. We've been doing really really good things. We're gonna continue to keep pushing those really good things. We've got a trip coming up here if you're interested. We don't have a said day, we're assuming an August potentially to be able to do a voluntarism trail. We're gonna go to Ryan community spent a couple of days there. There's actually it's it's it's a community outside of right communion little bit further down the road. And the idea is to help picks up a school. We're gonna be able to replace on their toilets that are kind of busted paint the rooms possibly going to spend the night over there in the community and then wake up and keep working and then head out the next day. So it's only today's community, then we're also gonna take you out to do some fun stuff. Like, obviously Dumont you nature so much issue. Yeah. Absolutely. Well, they they see so much for listening. We appreciate it. Again. I'm David because Las he woman Kevin grow the bearded genius. And we hope to hear from you guys soon and see you on the website, his muscles for media, etc. Travels. Take.
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"Or change. Dave is Dave is a very happy happy, man. It was more like men not only is he kinda getting paid poorly. But then all of a sudden the porters are getting paid poorly and they're getting treated not so much the best. And so we did is we set out to basically try to fix that. And it was it was started with that. And then my vision had sort of develop into like helping communities and things like that's where my heart really originally lied. Kevin kept me true in on on a narrow path of like, we need to make sure that we take care of David I first and foremost goal. And so when we started Kaci live, we basically bridge the gap if you will between like, hey, you're working with us to be able to help them, and so David sort of formulated like an idea of what he dreamed or what he dreamt up. He had tried to sort of business before and kept failing because other businesses were shutting him out because he didn't oughta do marketing. And and these these companies I mean, they're they're from Canada from the US similar to us. Yeah. There's similar to us. And there's nothing wrong with that. I think there's big bad taste mouth about. I need a book local. Well, here's my challenge. The whole book local concept is that if you're if you're booking through us, you're still booking locally. And I know that's weird here. But hear me out. If I go down to Peru, and I'm able to book a trip to Monchy chew, you really don't know what you're getting. So at least Aren it's regulated or somebody who cares, and I can't stress that enough because the the idea here was that David wanted to be able to have something that was sustainable offer a product that was beautiful and great and continue being offered continuously time and time again, David doesn't wanna go on hikes. Right. Like he wants to be. He's getting older he's got two daughters. He wants to be at home with his wife. He wants to be at home with hikes are kind of like the younger people, aka his brother, Frank. So I mean when we think about that though, the goal here was to be able to offer him something that was a little bit longer of stability in a little bit paid better than proper pay is what they call it. Right. And a lot of the a lot of the competition when you go down there. It's like if I'm if I'm at a stand in a farmer's market, and I'm selling apples and Kevin is next to me selling apples as well. And there's an ability to purchase online. I wanna buy locally directly from the farmer. Great. So you go Kevin's got the same apple Zayed you and you come to mean, you're like I tell you my apple is ten dollars. That's what I'm simplifying. And I'm not preaching here. Promise you guys. This is gonna make sense. But I basically say it's ten bucks Kevin say it's five and meanwhile, he's diminishing his product because he needs to make money he needs to be able to support his family. And so we're in this battle all of a sudden more than I combat back and forth. And we bartered bordering may seem like it's this great adventure. And it's this idea that like, hey, I'm gonna find the cheapest bang for my buck now. Are not going to get the quality that you spec to get on top of that. You're also taking advantage of somebody in the local economy that really interior could be taking better. And and that's the problem that I have I guess is is the yes, you can go down there, and you can book these trips by yourself. That's totally. That's the game. You wanna do? Go ahead and do it. And I'm not going to judge you for it. Not like my judgment, Amy matters. But like you can go do that at the end of the day, though, the comes a point in terms of responsibility. And that's why we started Kaci because we wanted to be responsible for making sure that people like David we're taking care of we've had Lindsey Carver on the show, she she was on one of our trips, and she had said that you try to tip our guide, and they refused the tip which is like no don't do that still take the Ted, you know, like instill try to are still tip. But the idea that that she's being paid well enough now where she's not frightened for money. You know, she's not freaking out about where x paychecks want the tip because she's like paid so well good, and that's great. And they still like they're still so much growth opportunities. So. We go ahead with you have something. Yeah. So like, basically what David subscribing is? You know, if you think about the coffee industry for a long time, it was free trade coffee. But then, you know, Fairtrade started get more popular. And that's what you know. Because people wanted to be paid. Well, the the workers in the area. There's a lot of work that goes into a Cup of coffee. That's what we're trying to do. Just make sure that you know, basically free or semi fair fair trade tourism, making sure the the sees the porters guides. Everyone is being paid fairly on top of that. You know, when when David said that we're you know, you're going to be supporting the local Konomi there. I mean, we're we're not outsourcing anything from from for example. All of our gear if you when you're going on that trail with us, it's it's bought straight from overly. Ru there's no there's this concept to that. We have that is very much like even we give back and we'll get into that in a minute. It's always purchase locally. It's all there's never. I think we sent a jacket one time to David. That's the only thing we sent one jacket, and I think it was a hat, and that's about it. And the only reason we did is to make sure that the writing in the low going embedded was was done proper embroidery excuse me was, but as time has gone on we've found out that we do at their job. Exactly so point being is that like we're trying to do it the right way. We're still learning as we go still progressing in a lot of that comes from our travelers being able to tell us about their experience, and what they've got going on what they see. So David obviously was initial part of why we started at David and his family. Then we grew love his family, his wife and his kids and it became this bigger bigger mission. So the first time we went there. We came up the plan. We're starting this business. We're in started with David we're going to partner with him. He's gonna start a company and Cousteau. We're gonna start a company here, and we're gonna partner together. Great. All right. So second part comes into play. My vision was to be able to originally help communities that didn't benefit from tourism. Because one of Sierra Leone got to have a great experience. And it was like how can we find a way to impact communities, and then there's a second part to that that is about sustainable tourism. And we talked about ramo mountain and keeping places clean keeping them long-lasting for the next generation and really how that's our responsibility. Again, everything we're talking. Not really drills down to us to try to be responsible. Right. It's taking care of people. It's making sure that they are getting the pay that they need to get. It's making sure that we're keeping places clean packing impact out mentality. And it's also making sure that there's other places that are blessed fortunate can get the benefits in the income from that entity right out of our business. So yes, we're for profit, but we very much operate as a nonprofit. And here's my here's how I can say that. Over christmas. Actually will ris Ryan action explains when I was going to prove the second time. I ended up telling David said, hey, I need you to do me a favor. I need you to go into a village. And I need you to tell them that we're going to buy them a goat. And he was like what it was like find a community. That's less fortunate. Embalm ago. He's was the weirdest thing ever. And I was like just trust me on this. Like, I promise you. I want them to my offer is that we're in by them. Go buy them pro team. And they're gonna cook a meal for us today. All right, fine. He finds its community Ryan community. And he's like thinks I'm crazy as all get out. We get there and not only just like a an amazing hike. That's so beautiful in is a height that people do take. We didn't see anyone. But I mean, still we know it's a it's a hike that can be taken get up there. They cooked meal for almost killed a sheep in front of me, which about made me cry. It wasn't a go. Actually, they actually got lamb. I was like they tied it up. And I was like no don't do. It. Don't kill it. I don't wanna see this happen. But yeah. So I mean, we ended up. Going through we met with the locals v. Dell was our guy donkey v del had said to us. I can't believe that they made it up there in cash while he didn't speak any English about pretty couple. I think that we're gonna show. Didn't he thought that like he was like, yeah. Of course, they wanna give back Warnaco, but they're not gonna make the hike up. And I was like now we're making hike like we're going to get up there. And so we hike up this beautiful hypes video on Facebook. And check it out. It's right community. You kind of see some of the shots at the hiking. Amazing. It is. We get up there. And we get to eat a lunch with the locals which minds you if you ever do the right community where we bring an alternate launch. Because it is very very very raw very raw experience, and it's not necessarily for everybody. There's sometimes there could be things in your food. You know, obviously, they don't have water that's running to clean a lot of their vegetables. So just keep this in mind, brains, Pepco, tablets and kill anything that goes in your stomach right away. So we get up there. We get to meet the locals we get to see their children, and we get to see how they're interacting in a living. And they're like confuses all get out. Like, why are these guys here? Why are they wanna eat her food? What are they doing right now? And we tell them that. Hey, you know, we're not in the business of telling you what you need in the business of like asking, you what you believe you need and seeing if we can help and the conversation ended up developing David we ended up bringing school supplies up there for the kids originally. And so there was about forty kids ended up getting school supplies and lo and behold, all of a sudden, the next conversation was well, we really would love the Christmas gifts and. And that was something was torn with for a long time lake didn't really like help. But at the same time it definitely boosts morale and keeps people happy keeps kids happy. And so we did is we kind of went fifty fifty right? Like, we really we're going to give them Christmas gifts here in two thousand eighteen and then we're also more school supplies, and we're gonna bring clothes, and so this this Latin this time the fact that it was actually four kids like fifteen to twenty the first the first time. Now. So they then we have this video on Facebook. Check it out. It's beautiful. It is. So well done our friends Toronto. I mean, he killed it from Lima for us and Daniela, obviously came enjoying. But so we we had them come out and film and their spirits what they told us. It was just incredible these kids it's like it's so romantically beautiful because like you watch the video and you're like, wow. Like, we're doing it. We're making a difference. He's kids got close over seventy children showed up and that wasn't everybody. Because again, they still didn't believe we're gonna make it. Now, we have donkeys we've got Cianci's coming with us. We've got like all these these are excuse me, these these balls these these ball dolls like Barbie's, all these toys trucks, cetera t shirt school supplies. You name. It we got it on. It's all coming up on pack meal. Right. Yeah. I mean, when we the first time we went up there as David saying, they didn't they didn't think we're gonna show up. The second time that they would believe right. And like, I remember them saying that usually what happens is they just dropped the Christmas Casaus rather like drop by the base of the hike. Everybody kind of fend for themselves and go down there and grab them which is not gonna that's not her style. So we're guessing their community. We want to be able to be totally. Yeah. So point being is is that they were able to film this amazing video again, please just watch it because it is. It's so heartwarming to know that you're you're making a difference in your able to anyone that's traveled with us. They still listen to podcast in or if you're thinking about traveling with us or you have you know,
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm your host day because loss alongside today. Kevin grow into day. We talking about why we started Kaci. News updates that. We're gonna talk about things that we've got going on outside of the normal business. Talk of Peru, kind of do some explanations. As to why we believe what we believe. And. Yeah, just kind of help educate message. We can. Yeah. Sounds good. So before we get started something that recently just happened. You recently just a blog post for new new proven dot com. So there's a guy on there by the name of Tony Donal. He's got a website. A lot of different things about Peru. Got some good guides on. Let's say, you know, you're going to to Lima lake Titicaca akitas. So he's got some guys on there. But he actually did a guest blog post on there about what's going on at rainbow mountain with, you know, the sustainability of the area, and whether it can be maintained with the monitor. That's that's coming into ramo mountain destroying the area. Right. Yeah. There's a lot of degradation erosion things like that that that's happening around rain bemoaned because of the the massive numbers of people. I mean, it's now the second most to replace in improve buying much chew. Yeah. It's pretty rough like his it's there we saw a lot of problems, and then we had one of our guides. We went out there. We ask them take some photos because we knew that there would be waves of people insurance there is and it's unfortunate because as stuff can happen as spots. Get more popular there's not a lot of control happening, right? There's not a lot of the. Garments narrowly always technically stepping in and make sure that these paths could taken care of. And it's really up to kind of like us type of people people who were these two companies people kind of bring out the the known of like, hey, this is this is going to be a problem soon. And we need to be able to kinda step up and figure out a game plan to maybe. I mean, my thoughts, obviously like shut down for a little while or at least like a week out of the year month out of the year just to be able to kind of clean, it up fix it up, and or just have constant maintaining. I mean, you could kind of do something similar what happens within Cottrell. I mean includes down in February year, just for maintenance to make sure it's maintained for people in the future to be able to enjoy it and see it, right? Yeah. That's the big thing. Right. It's all about long lasting and enjoying it for everybody. And that's kind of the big the big kick. I feel like a lot of people don't really think about is. Well, I just wanna go. See I take my Instagram photo. Yeah. Let's this great go do that. But we also think about the future of like the other people that want to take those cool sell fees. Yeah. No. Of course. Of course. I wanna take myself, but you might not be able to all right? And. Yeah, no seriously. It's I mean, it's rim balance beautiful place. But it's got to be maintained. And I suppose as long as you're on the topic of you know, some other websites that's out there. You know, we all like podcasts. And we all you know, obviously, this is approve is specifically a pro-trump with them. Yes. But all about travel here. You know, I've been listening to some podcast doing some research on the internet, and there's actually a website and podcasts I came around that came across pretty cool. It's called a global gas dot com. Started by this guy named Rick Gazarian. And basically what he's is. He's trying to travel all hundred ninety three countries, man. That's that's a feet right there. He's got quite a few down. He's currently at one hundred thirty out of one hundred thirty Peru. He has. Talked him. Sometimes. Yeah. Get him on the podcast a podcast. He has he has a podcast is podcast is called counting countries. Okay. And pretty cool. There's it's a pretty select group of people that have actually accomplish the feat about one hundred people or so, but he gets all the lot of those people on the podcast and talks about their adventures, and what they experienced, and you know, there's there's guys that one guy. His mission was a postcard from each country. And then another guy that trying to go to every country without actually taking a plane, you know, like by boaters. And so yeah. It's pretty cool. So that's what he does. He basically gets people on the podcast that have been all the countries or in the progress got it. Well in my in the process of six is running. Running. I feel like I'm moving. Six ten hourly. How many countries I've been to actually it's a handful? Okay. But still count them on my hands and feet. Sweet man. We'll obviously great article on new Peruvian and this podcast. Check it out. I'm actually interested to see how many people I wish we knew more that done that. So it's pretty incredible. Actually, he according to his his conscious little over hundred people. Wow, they're alive or. That we start getting. Yeah. Go sweet. Well in case, you guys in know, if you are listening podcast, we are a company called Kaci life and Kaci life is a prude travel company, and I'm gonna plug this right out the gate. We have a book coming out that is about Monchy chew, and it's all about much peachy. So a lot of a lot of companies that can do Peru as a whole we felt we couldn't do that in Justice. If you will we wanted to be able to provide you with a guides on each topic. So the tours that we offer and one of them is obviously much Jew. And when we took this feat on we knew going into it that it would potentially be quite difficult because there's a lot of questions I get asked. Right. And we've tried to impact or input all those questions into blog content on our website. But be able to condense that into a book and put some pro tips in there that you might not get on the blog and vice versa. And yeah, really excited about the book hopefully, coming out in the next couple of months, it takes a lot of time believe it or not and under. Zainur? So I we're gonna parts very difficult and then restructuring all the blog content to be a to be put new book is really hard. We're not. I mean, maybe someday we'll be we'll be author some sort. But so yeah, definitely be on the lookout for its book she'd compass everything it's gonna be free. That's the best part right there. So like free ninety nine you don't gotta pay dime. There's nothing for ninety nine does not mean ninety nine cents at means legitimately free super site about it makes you check it out a couple months here. I'm sure we'll blasted all over social media follows on Instagram or Facebook. It is up there. Check out the website get in touch with us Kaci life dot com. We've had some comments people asking us like what's gonna company I wanna book, and it's Kaci life C A C H I L. I F E dot com. Had to think about that in my head. I can't I can't spell or do math. Very well. Well, here we go guys. Let's see we talked about. We're talking today about why we started Kaci life, and why we? Why it's big deal to us. And I think the first there's a little bit back story that comes into play here. So one day I woke up, and I was like, you know, what I just wanna go somewhere that gives me this this idea of an adventure. And I don't think Peru is on that list. I think it kinda like came to fruition after talking with Kevin. And I was I was dating somebody at the time. And she was like, yeah, let's go to Ecuador, and let's go to this place. And then all of a sudden it was like Peru's got cheap lights when we go to Peru. And then have we wanna Kevin come with us? And and like, so basically she would be the third wheel because you know, there's a bromance going on between. So we end up going, and we're going go to prove in candidates said he's like the Inca trail is like one of the most well-known trails in the world. I never heard of it. Hell, I didn't even know. I don't think when Macci peachy was. I mean like it was brought to me by Kayla the time anyway. So we ended up going to Peru, booking the Inca trail and. As we're on the hike of the Cottrell with another company, which will remain nameless. We ended up meeting David, and he is our main guide. He's he's our manager. If you will he's the guy with the with the plan of what when you get through. He's sort of handles everything the best part about David is that his his empathy his ability to care so much for the locals so much to care for his own people the history, the Niger everything I mean, this guy, and he's just a he's just a genuine person that wants to make sure your experience amazing when we caught that we saw that. He was that way. We italy. Just connected. We vibe there was a conversation. That was had. It was like, hey, this is a really great guy. We want to be friends with him. We want to get to know him. And I'm pretty blunt person if you can believe it or not we were talking earlier today about this Kevin pulls the reins on me, like a horse sometimes kinda like Giles back quite a bit for me, which is good. But in this situation. You know, I sort of adding up the numbers of like of like how much we all paid. And I'm thinking man, hopefully, David's like do really well financially, and we asked him not so much like Indra like directly like how much do you make? But it was kinda like conversation, basically proceeded to that through through dialogue, and he ended up telling us, and we're just like baffled and really honestly sad for him. Because here's this guy who's got two daughters. He's got a wife. He lives in a home. That has definitely below standard of living where we live and. Honestly, a lot of people in Lima to really I mean, his his living conditions weren't that. Great. And here's this great guy speaks English. And it wasn't that. We we looked to like fix or
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"I really do like I was killing at days. Like, it's I first of all I love sleeping. They're like. Oh, man. If you're a person who was white noise, the hotel, we stay in that river flowing man is just amazing. Did you did you experience that I couldn't hear there? We're I was sleeping could just snuggle up. Sees it was amazing. Hello and welcome to through travel podcast. I'm your host because law ski alongside of me is Kevin grow. Kevin. Been chilling on the G males. I just started without even paying attention. I see that. It's nice to be actually in studio for once. Yeah. Studio, which is you can see is an office because we're filming for the first time. Thank you guys for joining us. If you're watching on YouTube. We have dogs around us. We have. Beautiful pictures of printer that, you know, for whatever reason just wants to make noises throughout the the show camera gear you name it. This is my office. I figured since we're doing the video for the first time actually how to throw something. Nice because they used to say, you know, you face for face radio. But now, we're actually filming in look like garbage anyways. But whatever. So today, we're going to be talking about fifty facts about Peru, and Kevin you actually spend a lot of time writing this up and said, I so we could believe that we found fifty facts it was actually quite difficult. You think that it was pretty easy? But it wasn't. Yeah. It took me. I did. I did a lot of digging just the old to find to fill out fifty actual fifty facts. Yeah. I think I got about forty one or forty two and I was struggling guest. But there's some pretty good stuff here. There's definitely some facts that are obviously like most well known. But then there's some facts. That are freaking bizarre. And he's got fifty items we probably should get into it. Somebody may not know but much peach, you is astronomy observatory. So that's pretty pretty neat here. Bigham also brought the site world. Attention so much peachy was it's kind of weird story too. Because here in Bingham, it gets a lot of credit for like showing discovery much peach you, but really he didn't discover it like, you're right. I mean, like there's reformers already there a time when he got in there, isn't that kind of what you've found pretty crazy. So when I was doing a little bit of research in everyone gives so much credit to hear them. But it's it's it's pretty interesting that there's there's actually quite a few other explorers that could be given credit for discovering much feature. There is one guy in the eighteen hundreds from Italy that actually come across the side and didn't really, you know, think much of it. And then another group of Germans in the eighteen hundreds also. Could could have taken credit for discovering? But you know, just didn't really bring to attention. But it was actually here who was at the time was looking for what was kind of the lost city of the Incas just another city and any thought he had discovered when he came to much beach you, but it wasn't the actual city that he was looking for and just didn't really know what he had had found of a few years later, but he was the one that actually got the credit because he took all the all the all the artifacts that e they s his team excavated and brought them back to Yale. And just just kind of you know, ran with that. Yeah. It's crazy. It's funny. How you you something I will give credit where it is do. I mean, if people did discover it he's definitely a guy who thought it was special, and, you know, brought it to its ballet, which it is pretty cool place. So so there are three farmers there. We talked about that Peru's much peachy was constructed between fourteen fifty and fourteen sixty Macci. Teach you the meaning means old peak Earl mountain this one. I always thought was interesting too is David talked about this when we were actually on the income trail the first time, they were hanging out with them Spanish kakissis has actually never made it too much pitching, the number conquered it, but there are like theories that it's possible that they brought disease to sort of wipe them out and water bio- biological warfare. Would you say at it's finest? If you will back in the day as awful as that sounds. Yeah. I mean just to piggyback off that a little bit. I mean, so they they know for sure that the Spanish didn't find it just for a number reasons when they went back through various Spanish tax. They never found any mention of of the macho beaches site in various diaries, and various tucks, the the Spanish had ran up and on top of that the the the Spanish had when they had come in. In kind of conquered the the Inkens they had previously at other in concise, just face them and destroyed them. And there is absolutely no evidence of any facing that happened at mantra beach, you what's interesting scraping little little tip outside of the the fifty facts. Let's see what else we got. Here is a long long list. So we're trying to we're gonna try to simplify some of these. But the ink and empire was much more widespread than Peru's. Let's kind of a common thing, but they actually made it to Argentina and Bolivia Ecuador and Chile by the way, those said, chilly, chilly, and the reason I did as some mean rude person length the bad review, stating that I don't pronounce Spanish words. Well, we'll have you know, I don't speak Spanish, I do the best that I can do that you very much. I appreciate your criticism. But I will try harder. Yeah. I'm always like Davy gotta gotta announcer ridiculous. I mean, I mean it maybe I don't know. Maybe it's not. If you got something nice to say, I'd appreciate that too. Right. Like great. I there's there's a couple of times wrong listening to some podcast that would be going going back through it. And I'm just like like he didn't even say that. Right. He's saying he's saying Paci, mama instead of you know. Yeah. That's all right, though. We're not we're not all perfect the general consensus is right. So they areas use me we ain't gonna empire was more widespread at the peak of the Incan empire minium fil world events hadn't taken place. It's coming interesting one. Because when they were at the top performance if you will the biggest they ever were Columbus come to America at the Mona Lisa. It wasn't painted. So it's kind of interesting. Yeah. Even even you know, the famous Saint Peter's church in Rome is cornerstone had been laid yet. So it wasn't even built yet. That's no. It's the official purpose of the site is unknown. They're like many theories as to what it was. But the Incas didn't actually have a written language. So there's no way of really knowing what it was for the famous Inca trail was a religious path to Monchy peach. You wish something we talked about. I think in the past. About what the Inca trail is. But it was a religious path spiritual. If you will I should say, actually, probably right because we're religious is more of their spiritual. Right. Right. The much impeach you cannot fall. Yeah. That's the that's that's one. That's I find pretty crazy. Crazy earthquakes. Yeah. I mean it it's right onto different fault lines sale. There's gonna be tons of earthquakes there. In fact, Kuske O N Lima both been completely let me. Just remained untouched. It's interesting. How that how that plays out? And it's it's we it's I read about how it's the way the stones are placed, but there's no more. So there's like, no constriction. And so there's a. A phrase. It's like the stones dance when an earthquake happens or something like that. Like, they like, jiggle, and you could see them move and looks like their dancing in really it's because there's no more around that they're able to move and kind of slide around and still land perfectly in place. Right. Yeah. I mean, the the only thing I really know about that is that the technique was called Ashfield Ashor moms that's the name of the techniques that they use. But basically, it's it is just has to do with how they place the stones. And they just how big do you think they'll stones were each stone? Yeah. Just curious because I got I want I'm gonna layup TV up here for the next. I mean, it it totally depends on the phone. So the each sauna that they actually brought into much mutual was at least fifty pounds. But a lot of the the rock that they that they use much chew it was unmovable rock. So all they did was carve the granite or the granite rock around made statues out of the rock. They couldn't move and just left it there. It's crazy. Yeah. Because at the time the wheel had been invented at least for Peru for real for for rank askew. Yeah. So they moved it. There's a lot of different theories David had kinda given a given us one or two. But no one really knows again. So very very interesting. It's kind of one of those weird phenomenons. The so the fish purpose of the site is unknown the famous control was religious. We went through that the wheel and have been invented. Okay. So there's an extensive network of water channels and KANU it's within the grounds. That one is actually kinda surprising to me because when you are walking through much peachy didn't actually dawn on me until I was reading this and going through it how there are like these little trails. I got my orange. You're my apple juice up on the little bit of whiskey. There's like these like lines of like concrete, but it's stone in water is trickling right through. And that was something we saw by Ryan community where there's water flowing from the mountain through, and I I can't comprehend it because I don't know much about like how to build that. But it is fascinating to see. No. I'm like, where's the water coming from? I remember specifically being reichmueller. Where's this coming from is others a spring in the mountain? And I'm like what who does that? I know, you know, I I remember that too. When we were in much beach just going around the side and just seeing these little channels like running under where we were walking through the, you know, under the stone that we're walking on and going to a different part of the city much show. It was crazy. Yeah. It is nuts. There are more than one hundred and fifty buildings within the complex most much peachy is made up of granite the rest is held together by limestone, most of would seen Egmont UP today's original. That's that's pretty cool. See supercenter of construction is low key. Underneath the surface. Do you have any more info on that? So basically, all the info that I was able to find about that was a lot of it has to do with the irrigation. So when we're talking about the channels to it's basically what they did was they crushed a lot of Rog. And and put it underneath the surface on top of that. I mean, there's caves that are that are underneath much chew which contain some some temples. So I mean, there's there's there's places that they had some rooms. So for example, the temple of the sun, which is when the main tempos much, I mean, there's a there's a caves and under it with with altars there, and they're not really sure whether would it was used for. But I mean is there we can't go to as far as I'm aware. Visitors. Can't can't go to it. But there, you know, there's there's scientists echo there and try to figure out what it was for. So crazy. Can you imagine what all what jurors? I guess album. So curious me sitting over there. Next time, we go back, and I'm going to be knocking on the stone. Like, I know what's here. And I want to go into Batman cave. You know? So much is split or was split into two different sections. And that means that the there was a south southern part was used for farming. While the northern side was used for billions sort of like where people would hang out, and and live etcetera, much peachy was only thirteen square kilometers making it a fairly small city. Why new peach chew mountain house the pie priests in the local virgins? So yeah, I guess just to piggyback off that. So what's the deal with the local virgins? I'm not sure about the the local version situation. We don't have that right now. There's not like an Arura home. We're local virgins. There's challenge there. That's so weird. So I mean, the only people that are allowed to live in much Bijou as the the noble, I mean, he was the high priests. It was the local virgins, and then there was some other people that live there. But if you're a virgin you rely noble. Yes. She had sex. So you're you're at the top of the food chain you right? That is so messed whatever. Whatever dude at school thing. But so with the agriculture center of the those the part where you know, we were talking about where it split up in between the city, and the and the culture there's a lot of people or I guess more or less peasants. I guess what you would say that the people that were into nobles that they would actually come every day hike up Macchia shoe to be. And I wasn't there to Chomsky's in my saying this, right? Okay. Right. So John skis. I was reading something to that. They would go in there will get fresh fish from the ocean. I'm thinking how the heck did they do that every day is this? There's no way right? Like, I mean, how is that possible that I mean, maybe they they must have multiple, right? I mean, there were like going just doesn't make sense. I'm not sure I mean, if you if you think about how why'd spread the the proven empire was. I mean, you get right. Yeah. The are in impro-, you know, taking up Argentina. And and Sheila. I mean, you're gonna is it's massive yet twenty million people that. Yeah. You know, there's there's you know, you you're gonna have resources from the ocean coming in like, oh, you're gonna you're gonna be able to get it there. You know? So I don't know if this is from the ocean. If that's maybe it was from like obvious, potentially like a lake or river. But I mean, it is bizarre to me that. Chomsky's job was like to bring fresh fish. You turn that phone beeping in while. We're while we're doing a podcast here being rude. It's baffling to me, the ink and empires. Sees me emperors if you will we're just or emperor. It's very crazy task because there's not many fish up in Monte chew. When the Spanish invaded, the Inca or excuse me, when the Spanish invaded invaded the Incas destroyed nearly all the roads and leading to macho peach order protected, including a lot of the Inca trail. So there is there is various roads or trails that had had led to much chew. And when the Spanish had invaded for some reason in other, they you know, the opposite wanted to protect much because as we talked about before is some sort of religious or spiritual site. Sure. So as you know, when you're when you're getting concord, and and you know, all your people are dying. You're going to do what you can do to to protect your most sacred sites. So what they did was they went around, and and basically ripped up all the stone that they had plays on on the roads too much. I mean, for example, if if you've actually hiked the Inca trail, you know, the first is all just it's is is all dirt. And they did that to hide the to hide much peachy. Chew. It's not until the second day on the in control that you're actually walking on still in that they have placed it's crazy. It's kind of sad to think about because there's nuts. Much elevation is lower than Cousteau think. We've talked about that, you know, obviously, getting acclimating coups Kamei's much pitch allowed easier, a grass bridge provided a secret entrance into much peachy for the army, and that is still something that you can walk today not necessarily around much peachy, but there is a grass bridge. So the bridge is no longer there. But you can see the trail that had led to the grass bridge a duplicate or something or a replica it used to be but in nine hundred ninety six there was a fire at much Jew, and the grass bridge actually burned down that they had. There's another one it's it's it's in it's near Moscow because not actually in macho chew. So there's like a similar type of shirt type of reg that you can actually walk across. And you know, if you think about walking across the grasp fridge, that's that's pretty scary to do. And when I was doing the research, the main reason that they had to use a grass bridge because if you think about where much is at it's, you know, it's sitting in the middle of three mountains, and there's not there's really not much trees up there. So what I found out is if if you're going to make a bridge, or they even did this for the houses in in in modulus choose so they had houses that were two stories, but you didn't really have would to you know, if you've been there you've seen the the houses are Allstone. So you didn't have would to build a ladder or build stairs to the second level. So what they did was they took the grass, and they made basically a rope. Rope a ladder going into the second floor. So they did the same exact same thing for the bridge for the army going across this huge. You know across the Bomba river has so nuts. Yeah. For great. After the days. Like, yeah. Grasp grasping warned customer say. I don't know. Like if I want to do that. I'm not walking across the bridge, talented talented. I'm bigger than a lot of those Peruvian do so any times there are only two ways in and out of peachy, which is kinda cool because it's still how it is today. Two ways in and out there and that actually provided a defense mechanism. Sure. If you're if you have done thinking trail, you're coming in through the Sunday, which is way up it's it's a Fairmont aways from from the actual macho teachers, so those two ways end the the other way in via the grass bridge, you know, there may have actually been one more bridge that had entered into much music. But so the reason that they had these entrances so far away is if someone was invading it was very easy to destroy the entrance to to get. Too much peach you because you could see them come in. And it it it would be very easy to block block the entrance. Like, you're not going to get in. There are big on defense. Exactly. Yeah. Less on tax. That's cool. There are wet and dry seasons. Which we kind of we've actually have a blog about that telling you what the the best time of year to go. If you will. So yeah, that has actually been an I'm gonna plug that right now, we have a very intuitive blog. That's about the best time of year to go to mosh peachy three different options. It kind of goes on scale in terms of what it is. You're looking for it talks about the season, it talks about the cost and it talks about crowd control. So just check that out. It's on the webpage, and then also I'm gonna plug. Another thing is our Pru. Tips for travelers Facebook group supportive group, a lot of people that have traveled with us before are on the group and just kind of a small community, you kind of helping each other. If you have questions about Peru. So if you want to check it out, go check it out that'd beats L, let's move on. So because of the thick cloud for this one is stupid to me. Like, I believe it. But it's just like alley. So because of the thick cloud for us, which is all the clouds around Monchy, peach you, there is still much of Macchia peach you to be discovered when I first heard that no way then I found out and to. Thousand eleven we discovered more terraces around Modu, peach you. Yeah. I mean, it's pretty crazy that there's you know, you can the there's there's you could probably walk off and a part of much meat you, you know, off trail, and you you who knows he may find some other terrorists or some some other house or what I mean this crazy. It is crazy especially today. Now, I'm no we're not sending like drones Overmach peaches no fly zone. I know that we're not probably picking out satellites, but in my head, I'm thinking, how do people not see this stuff? Whatever. I I mean, it's just it's just the the clouds are so dense especially in the morning that it's it makes visibility. I show pretty difficult. What I should say is. I get it. Right. Like, I understand. I just I'm surprised that. I mean. Yeah. No, I'm which tech. I'm just it's crazy to me think that maybe I just think we're too awesome. And we're not we're not just that great. Much peachy was extremely important in Incas spiritual site, much peaches, located in the see this is where it gets difficult. And I'm no someone's going to just hate mail me right now, I'm going to do my best Bill connote day. You know, I'm with you. I'm not totally sure. But I believe it's villa Nova villa connotes a mountain range Monchy peaches. So that's where it's located much beach. You is located on two fault faultlines, which is what we talked about earlier and much peach you, actually flooded in two thousand ten yeah. So in two thousand ten there is there is super super heavy rains and actually about two thousand two thousand tourists in two thousand citizens or people that live in Aguascalientes is they got trapped because although the railroads basic destroyed and so they had to send helicopters into killing two days. As much peach itself. So so so it was I mean, you know, much beaches, August Collins is at the base much issues. It wasn't much chewed just itself Clinton was involved as well, as you know, you down down by the railroad is gonna flood. But yeah, a lot of people had to be rescued by helicopter because you know, four thousand it's crazy. They're Monte peachy is not the only article logical site and in Peru. And that's there is Peru is not like a massive country. There's so much stuff to do. We haven't even tapped Peru. We have not there's so many things when I say we haven't that we have in like done a lot of what Peru has off. There's a rainforest there's an oasis there's like ticky taka or did. He ask ask why there's there's so much to do improve. It's absolutely insane. So yes, there are a lot of sites in excuse me like that a little cough. Got a, and I mean, even if you think about, you know, all the there's there's a lot of archaeological sites that people aren't even seen. I mean, you know, we have Ryan community, and you hike up the you know to to. There's this Incan ruin up to that. Exactly. That is crazy actually how when you think about it right community. Yeah. There there was no one there. No one showed up there. And it's a site that we we are so blessed to be able to see but at the same time. No. Yeah. People there it was. It was unreal. We're able to film it. There are only two ways too much beat you today. We talked about that. There are two hikes. In addition to viewing Macci peachy, those are one UP chew in macho peachy mountain on average one point three million people visit much peachy yearly only two thousand five hundred tourists are allowed into much peach. You a day. None of this does this change. Or is that the new rule so the twenty five hundred people per day is the new realize of July first 2017 got it. So the one point eight million was potentially like an old stat. That was obviously pulled in. Yep. So that was that was old with that being said that also takes into account so the twenty five hundred people per day as people that are just coming coming to show for much when there's going to be additional people there because people come in and through in Cottrell. Yeah. That it's something that we got hit up to about is like, hey, you know, I went too much without a guide. Sure. Honestly that stuff is so hard to regulate right? I mean, there might be more people than two thousand five hundred tourists. A way to get into macho peach you, you know, it's it's right? So the official regulation says that you gotta have an official tour guide. Right. But like you're saying there's so many people there, and when we were even there this year in April. I mean, we had a guide. But no one was really checking absolutely ends on top of that. You know, D deny did I not hear see though that there possibly making toward you. How to follow a path? Yes. So that that's also part of the new regulation of you know, of July twenty seventeen. So it's supposed to be a path that you that you follow. So people go in the same direction. Basically, this just a lot of techniques other trying to use to conserve much peachy because they're so worried about it being destroyed if with all the traffic, which is the next one coming up here. Actually, not quite yet. But you can get a stamp of Monchy you at the entrance of macho peach you for your passport, we didn't have we've never done that. Times that we were there. We we laughed and we were like Dink at the stamp gosh, you could follow here in Bingham's original path from nine hundred eleven lean-to's discovery much PJ's from our was coming to you know, or is so yeah. So if if you're not taking the bus because you. I know. Yeah. It's a it's a it's a hell of a hike. So if something's I just don't wanna do I know back, and that's one of I'd rather. Yeah. I'd rather take the bus. So you can you can either take a bus from Atlantis up to the March meet entrance. You know, it's it's like twenty bucks, which is the path that I'm going to take much to you. But you know, if you're cheap and and make. You're talking. This is a very very very steep hike. And you're looking at a minimum of ninety minutes deal. If you're gonna do that hike, and you just decided to opt out of the Inca trail or Cy Kante trailer or something like that. Go home. I would rather do the Inca trail than that damn hike. That's that's how looks maybe. I'm wrong. I've never done it. So I mean, we could be wrong. But it looks like it looks like a lot of sense. But yeah, it is the original path that hear them did take too much too. Yeah. For all you people who have very what he's saying bathroom a lot going the rest early into restaurant and the bathroom. Well, guess what? There are no bathrooms beyond the entrance. A macho peach you, so just know that inside of macho peach you excuse me that is there. No bathrooms just had much beach. You. The sentence. There are two times lots enter much peachy morning and afternoon which times are hidden or six AM and eleven AM if I'm not mistaken, right? So yeah. So like even though it's this afternoon. It's eleven AM. But you if you want to be there with their learn there's people morning is your best shot the temple of the sun is one of the three most important temples visitors are able to see. Much UP CHU is one of the seven new wonders of the world. It's a UNESCO world heritage site. There's a no fly zone over much peachy, which we talked about. And you cannot bring your drones precis about that is actually in two thousand six there was a company that actually got permission to do helicopter tours over over macho issue, but a lot of environmentalists protested it and a week later the proven government took the their certificate or their their permission, reverse it. And it's crazy. The I kind of like I feel at times when I go places that involve like natural beauty when I'm hiking. We do them onto in Hawaii. I have a feeling that when I see helicopters kind of ruins it, totally. I mean, it it's it's it's a place that I mean once again, if you've been there, it's a place that the Peru has really actually done really well to preserve the original intent of of macho I mean, if you're walking around the site, and this is why we recommend having a tour guide because there are no signs when you're going around. Explain what things are kept it to the original the original intent of much beach. Oh, so I mean, you know, I I agree with you. If you're having helicopters flying overhead, and it really takes away the beauty of mantra chew. And and and maybe someday we can come up with an app or a tour guide photo type thing. That will explain where you are as you're walking. If you want that and you're listening as you just his we'll find some developers. You gotta Email us though, tell us that you wanted. That's how bad you should want. It really though guys a guy is super cheap. And you're actually help the local economy. So I would highly recommended in general, but this was funny. I love this one actually because I really have German friends. And I I just I I so you cannot visit wearing your country's folk Laurich attire. That's awesome. So if you're German coming from Germany, you cannot wear lead or hose in sorry. I got a lead that crap at home men. Butchered, the German, I say if you're Scottish can't wear a kill if you're Irish can't wear kill for Japanese can't wear KOMO. No. Yeah. If you're American you can't wear overalls flag. If you're American you can't wear shotgun. Can't walk up and they wanna shotgun. But I'll tell you what wouldn't have been able to wear his yes is swim trunks from trunks since. Right. Crazy so much of peach. You is on the world Amani monuments watchlist of the one hundred most dangerous sites, and this one's actually pretty cool because Finland kinda jumped in on this one, right? Like, they agreed to trade twenty. I e dude you're the economics. Why don't you take this, basically? So there let's see here. So they're on the the world monument, watch less of the hundred most data sites, and the main reason for that is because of all the traffic that is as much as you know, they just want to the want to preserve the site. And but the what's the what's the situation with the dead. Right. So because you know, I'm not honestly, I'm not sure why Finland agreed to do it. But they transfer just so you're listening. So they agree to trade twenty five percent of Peru's outstanding national debt that's nearly six million dollars US, by the way in exchange for conservation programs. What does that mean? Even like, why would you? Do that as a country in terms of economics team? Honestly, I'm not really sure it could be that. Maybe Finland has you know, they they care about. Ramon much beaches, natural Bill, beauty or that or the earth or nature or what what have you? So they're like, you know, what if you do conservation efforts to maintain much issue? We will take away twenty five percent of the debt that you owe us. So what does that mean? Basically, they give you money now, they just they just basically wiped clean. They took it on or. Oh, so Peru Owens Peru. Peru owned Finland. Oh, excuse me. Oh in Finland money as part of their debt and Finland was just like, you know, if you if you make a lot of, you know, a lot of policies to preserve much shoe. We will forgive you know, six. Exude the friend. This is a good friend. It's like, hey, man and actually. No money. But at one point they much shoe had been taken off the endangered lists because they did such a good job of conservative actually back on. Now. Why is the tourist to resits is getting more popular? Yeah. We were always we're always, you know, only prove travel company. We're always curious as to like, how this impact us and impact David in the families that we work with ourselves. I mean, this is this is our job and a lot of people. There's like this conflicting support the locals. Well, that's essentially what we're doing the differences is that we're doing an organized way were are our people are being paid, well, inadequately adequately. We're we're helping with English speaking courses like things like that sort of just in helping communities, but besides the point of us bragging, I think the the thing that is difficult is knowing you know, what's going to happen in the next twenty years. Right. Right. So there's there's I mean, you know, it is you know. There is the trying to strike the balance of you know, tourism Macchia is, you know, their their job is their livelihood in in Bruin. And if you think about that. So you think it's going to take a big parts? He's my interruption, but it's gonna take a big part of their income. Oh, yeah. I mean, if you if you're reducing the amount of people that can go too, much beach, you you're reducing the the amount of people that are employed because tourists to go there. So. Yeah. So UNESCO actually had wanted to reduce the amount of people entered per day to nine hundred people per day. Impro- was like, you know, no way, you know. This is this is a big source of income for people, and and and the country, and so they kind of came to the compromise of the twenty five hundred people today, I wonder I don't know much about we should look into something. Like that. Like, I mean, just to understand more of like why it's endangered. What's the what's the look people do to help? Right. Because like there is this. I feel like anything historically an example. Right. We go hiking and packaging, it it out. Rightly. Yeah. And I a pissing me off more than anything in the world when I was in like havi soup by fall when I see trash, dude. Clean your crap. Blake stop. I. Yeah. It is what it is. It's it's a very very sensitive topic. It really becomes difficult when you're in a place. Like, I know there's punk kids in March beach. Trump rates stones or like do something. You know what I mean? Which which we're going to get to one example, actually right now is very frustrating in a just pisses me off. No, I'm going to be honest, but you want to pronounce that that we're right there because the the the. I I'm probably butchering a little bit too. But the India how Tanha Tanha. Yeah, we're not. We're not saying right at all. But that's stone. Which is basically it's able to tell you or excuse me. It was something used for the solstices summer right summer solstice winter the sun is eventually over at one point throat here. I don't care we mentioned this at one point throughout the u the sun is directly over the stone. And they cast no shadow, which is pretty crazy, and it's a specific time of year every single year. Anyways, that's stone was damaged permanently in two thousand one after approving beer companies need equipment onto the site to a TV ad, Mike. How crappy is that? Can you imagine? They the camera crane operator was sentenced to six years in jail in my honest opinion. I feel like the entire beer company should have been big big trouble. Yeah. I mean, if you think about right there. I mean, that's totally violation of the the leave. No trace. Motto that you try to follow when he goes somewhere. Something that was designed and made by someone that can never be repaired. Never again. And it can't be replaced in general like you. That's freaky. Dude. I would feel like a horrible human like that'd be gut wrenching for me. So this it's bizarre that like they were that careless here team excavated more than forty thousand artifacts during his exploration store them. You know, you mercy. It's kinda makes me lab. It's because it's kinda crappy. But it's like I mean that back then I guess it's kind of what happened. I don't know. Yes. So there's there's actually a big argument between overtime over though since since nineteen eleven when he discovered it big argument between Peru and yell who actually owned the artifacts. And then finally in two thousand eleven to Mark the the centennial of the discovery of much issue yell actually returned all the items to frou, so they're no longer there. So the no longer in Yale. They're they're back with with through. This is brand new. Jacci does eleven okay. That's crazy. We might need to note that actually then that's a has a really good fact. So there is a yearly marathon foot race along the Inca trail too much beach. You yet about that? It's yeah, that's Ziada every year. There's a marathon. And you know, if you think about the elevations that you're at going up and down. I mean, I mean, I don't think can Americans do it. You can do it. He really you can sign up to do it. I believe it's somewhere around three thousand dollars for the event. Sean skis. Did that though they do free is there's no way not sure if the the Chomsky's must get it for free because the guy that's the record holder is. If you set the record ninety seven he did the the Inca trail marathon in a CI believe it was three hours and twenty seven minutes, which is blazing fast. When you think about could you have done it, no way. There's no way. I mean, your peak performance in no way, and I want you wanna risk because I remember I mean think about where you'll almost fell over the ledge and you write your peak right in little known story. I mean, what point you were training for the marathon for the Olympic trials? So I not for the trials, but I had ran a two to forty eight two hours and forty minutes. You don't think you'd have been able to do that not on that? Because you got when he got your elevation. You're pretty high up. You're not this guy. This guy. Would it came here? You kicked your ass. Oh, yeah. Sure. Definitely. Definitely he would he would smoke me. I mean, so you know, you're going over all that cobblestone. Yeah. You're going up and down elevations. I mean, the highest point you're going up like fourteen thousand feet, so you're going to be winded because you know, higher elevation. And then I mean, the a fit person they're probably going to do it in between six and eight hours. And this guy this guy Ninety-seven a Chomsky did it in like three hours eighty seven nine hundred ninety seven. Oh, yeah. Bro had a heart attack. He ninety seven. I'm like what is going on? Yup. This sounds crazy. Three hours and twenty seven minutes says crazy there is a hidden temple that can be explored for those hiking up. So yeah, that's that's the temple of the moon. And a lot of people actually don't really go to to discover it basically go up to wanna peach you and take a photo of much mutual below, and you know, kind of look around, but this so the temple of the moon is it is kind of off trail, and there's various levels that you can go you. But it's just it's just situated sin in the cave. I mean, I it's a cave, but it's temple. It's pretty cold cave. Yeah. We've never done one of June the reason for that is because every time we've gotten a damn Monchy beach. We'd been exhausted. Yeah. Just right dead. Give me a mini van to take me up to some fried. Maybe next time instead of doing for day hikes, take the train or you just like, maybe we can just like convinced David you just hang out of this. And I was killing just for like three days. I'll that town. I really do. Like, I was coming into is like it's first of all I love sleeping there. Oh, man. If you're a person who loves white noise, the hotel, we stay in that river flowing man is just amazing. Did you did you experience that I couldn't hear there? We're I was sleeping just snuggle up out it. It was amazing. Yeah. So now, we're onto our last fact that's fifty of them. It's fifty one. I don't even know how long it's not like super long. But this one is really interesting. I think at some point we should do a big research mini bring it back for the podcast dog. Whether it's because this is freaking nuts as go in. Maybe at some point if it's possible, we can we need to find this person. I mean. Yeah. Well, we have the name. Yeah. We we could find her in an contactor in like, you're on the show. That would be incredible. We've got some contacts. Write the local Peruvian Nashville Peruvian cultural event that happened here is if he has an over base on Nashville, but yeah, this one is is frigging so crazy, and I keep talking about, but it is absolutely bonkers. So a local family claims that they currently. We continue to own much UP chew. And that they may have proof what the hell Kevin has this down. So this this this really blew my mind. So we're we were talking about before where you know, hear him really did not discover much of each you. Right. So when is the way here, I'm discover much beach. You really was a local Peruvian took him a lead him to you. So when they got up there there is actually three different farmers that were living on Macci chew farm in land. And one of the descendants of of one of the guys that was not living much chew farming the land she has actually tried to. She has brought multiple lawsuits against the country of Peru, claiming over a hundred million dollars in trying to get future profits. And I mean based on what I read I mean who knows if it's true. But basically, I read she actually has the deed, and it does show that her grand her grandfather bought the land in nineteen ten the year before here um discovered. It is not blown your minds right now. There's some. Human at probably owns much each and every time that she goes to court, I'm assuming they just throw it out. I'm sure the day. I mean, if you think about how big much issue is. I mean. Yeah. Either. Of course, they're going to tonight. How do you feel just moral compass? I'm just curious. How does that make you feel? What do you think is right? And that's honestly, I have no idea because I mean, it's this. Mass of world cultural site. What do you think happen when here in Bigham showed up? Do you think he just kicked all the farmers off? Now, that's the that's the question. I don't know. Why would if they if she had the D to this place? Like, wow, this somebody agree. No idea. That's. Yeah. That's interesting thing. It's kind of like what who would. I mean, I got a pretty cool house front of Okino underneath and you'll start doing tourism. Yes. Are paying me some money. Yeah. Like, I got a dinosaur underneath Ma basement. You know what I mean when a fair amount? That is weird. I don't understand how that how that plays out. But whatever it's crazy. It's good stuff. Fifty facts on Mont UP chew guys. We're gonna plug a couple of things real quick. Just keep this short. And sweet we got a cool blog that we've been doing lately we've got things on elevations. We've got things on best time to go to Mont UPS, you how to get your much to take. If you don't want to book through a company, we gave you we're kind of giving you the house education as best we can because it did they want you to go. If you don't book through us. Hey, you know, book through us, but we're going to give you all the information available to have you make an educated guess because and then they we really agree your believe and more educated customers, a better customer anyways. So if you do all your research, and you realize, hey, you know, what I want to go these you guys because they they gave me everything and they're really. Good dudes. And they're helping locals out the best that we can. You know, definitely help us grow and help support us check out his travelers on Facebook. It's a Facebook group again, like we said earlier helping people get together and kind of ask questions. Maybe there's something that you have a question about that. We aren't going to answer like Iowa ska. I'm not going to answer that. No, no. Maybe there was a question that you have Kevin's like, I hate you. There's a there's a question about, you know, the NASDAQ aligns we don't do tours there. But there is a community that will probably help you answer those. And if we can't find the answer, we're always good about looking into it for you at the end of the day. We just want you to enjoy Bruin. Yeah. Because it's it's it's an amazing place. We're seeing and and we just want you to to enjoy it. And if you have anything in particular that you wanted just reach out to us do a video call we've got a lot of different times. And we set up with people just to have a conversation. You know, set up an hour of our time after you know, whatever is that we're doing throughout the day three four PM cinema. Call with you talk about Peru. And kind of what ideas if y'all laid out, and if you're try if you've traveled appro- already she was her photos, we love seeing the cool. So that people who together there's there's so many cool things that people see that we haven't seen in. We're always like, oh, we want to go check that out, and we go, but you know, something side. No, there's a guy who's been listening to our podcast who's booking his trip. And I was thinking about possibly getting him to talk about like questions that he has just to get them on your asked all his questions, and maybe they're not thinking about it. And then he goes comes back and gives us a status update. Like how? That's the like how what he was true. What was wrong? What's changed? What's not because things change, and we can't keep up. But anyways, I'm rambling. Thank you so much for listening again because the Lasky and I'm coming grow. That's right. And we hope to see you soon or take care.
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"On the streets proof and dressed up as royalty or traditional clothing from the areas that came from and proven facebook show there was a yama around moscow though went viral well it was a man wearing a yama costume only to be clips by another man dressed as a giant que ak a guinea pig approving delicacy antra medani a days in moscow before we had to travel for the first game against denmark i had an extra special surprise for my dad it took him to meet approve ian soccer legend but number of years proven player at the local es he was part of the seventies dream team he thought f l i ira polio but cheaper copper you know the team that took peru to three world cups and someone my dad and myers when it comes to prove in soccer the offi low is still wanna peru's leading scores we met him at his hotel in moscow he was there with them we know that this as an analyst for the matches being and you're the network but appear over the moon boy that will hoped for he left this world he would be able to see the proven national team play in a world cup again any finally got that opportunity as for my dad hit the chance to tell one of the players how happy the team made him back when he was living in peru in the seventies he kept cool kind of he asked for an autograph before we left us debbie who are tim missing er lethem symptom affiliates the book on us your personal non on our contrats have even happier because i've met you personally my dad tells the fellow no on the contrary says the law watching them talk i felt like i was living a little piece of the golden era in real time anyway it's time for the games peru's first game against denmark was taking place in a city cult set on the first game was crucial if peru denmark we could possibly advance the next round in the first half we had a clear chance of scoring our first world cup goal in almost four decades the referee coal dependency improves favor in cuevas stepped up to the ball kicks and completely missed.
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"Scorer and so with a few games left our world cup dream almost seemed possible and soon the team found themselves facing twotime world cup champions argentina cassandra solid arcade kato pedal and they tied meanwhile in the latino usa office the only thing i know about soccer is something about peru is a big deal basically because of you i feel like maybe maybe i'm wrong but i feel like once a week you wear your jersey that's producers maggie freeling anthonio said a hito they and everyone else in the office witnessed me being completely obsessed with peru in the world cup qualifiers like i would bring the proof lack to the office and hang it up on a wall on game days totally normal by tober peru was on a roll they hadn't lost a game in five matches but they had one game left against colombia dick dick which thanks to a beautiful free kick from our captain bolo ended up in a tie after all fun math and all the points were added we were fifth place so close the way it works is at the first four south american teams go straight to the world cup in the fifth place team only goes to the world cup if they play at two game playoff series against the top team in oceania and this case new zealand but we before the first game against zealand news breaks out a foul and deal three guerrero the bad way player described earlier and proves team captain he was suspended by fief for thirty days for failing a doping test chemicals associated with cocaine were found in his system so before the argentina game i had drank a matter coca i know i know it sounds shady but bono claimed he accidentally drank martha that gocha or coca tea which is the traditional t from andy nations like peru and bolivia it's used to help with high altitudes and since cocaine is derived from coca leaves the tea has chemicals in it that can trigger doping tests either way baldo was going to miss the playoffs he helped the team get there and it was up to the rest of the team to get to the world cup the first game nobody scored which put all the pressure on the second game this was the game that decided all i even felt the pressure so i did something a little extreme on a whim i flew across the country back home to my own little peru to watch the game with my family in l a if we won we were going to the world cup my family pack the living room all in red and white my dad was an air horn duty the game was tied zero zero then in the twenty th minute when christian cueva held a goal passage fan the country just went.
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"And that's where it ended in the years that followed the country suffered economically and violence within the country began to rise because of armed insurgent groups like the shining path this is around the time my parents left peru and headed to the us in search of a better life is little moan and they could do you mind embiid over of name those news that says the hardest part about leaving peru was leaving his mom my grandmother behind ben in nineteen eighty seven move your dollar in the midst of the chaos a plane carrying one of peru's beloved club teams crashed into the pacific ocean killing an entire team of promising young players it was as if the dreams of the nation crashed into the pacific as well the country was heartbroken it continued to suffer economically and political chaos continued for the people it felt like an every single aspect peru's just not good enough the us my parents settled in san gabriel valley east of los angeles living in apartments stuff with family and friends who also made the track from peru there they began to form their own little community and they kept their cultural live through music food and of course cheering for the proven national team but the seventy soccer golden age mark the last time my whole family was together in peru and every time they share their stories i'm instantly transported to the frozen errand time before families were apart before loved one started dying and for.
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"Love and loyalty for the peruvian national soccer team was practically a religion i was born into and though it pains me to say for my entire life peru has sucked at soccer see suckers lifestyle in latin america and letting americans pride themselves on playing it well countries like argentina brazil columbia they're not famous just for playing soccer but playing it with their own signature style and every four years they go to the world cup to show the world what they can do peru had never even qualified for a world cup in my lifetime but for my dad it was different he was there during a golden age of proven soccer in the nineteen seventies when peru made it back to the world cup for the first time since nineteen thirty my dad was sixteen when it happened my your his electorate is carolina's he he remembers people of all ages came together on the streets to cheer and run there were parties everywhere keep in toll united i mean my dad says it was exciting and i know you can't tell from his voice but it was exciting and he says he remembers it like yesterday because soccer is his life was causing komo's a year year the country went on to qualify for three world cups in those years and they even had special songs to motivate the team on the way to each cup there's who come on prove the champion for the nineteen seventy world cup oh come on with you peru for the nineteen seventy eight world cup yes and biddle spaniard john titus per to spain eighty two which you guessed it was composed for the nineteen eighty two world cup in spain.
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"The first time i watched the peruvian soccer team in person was in los angeles in two thousand nine when they played a friendly game against salvador i was twenty one the report on us as we watched our team lose i was there with my dad and a couple of other family members and we were some of the only peruvians soaking in a sea of blue and white cheered as loud as we could my dad and i stood in the stands until the very end hoping for a goal but that moment never came he stayed quiet you probably saw it coming losing was nothing new the other day asked my dad remember that game we lost zero the one we watched in the rain he told me i was being dramatic into google it it was actually just one zero but the loss seemed so much bigger and much more drastic and my head we were the kind of team that would lose seven zero you're after that rainy game we ended up dead last in the south american qualifiers for the two thousand ten world cup i guess that pretty much sums up my memories of the peruvian national team losing one game after another until last year when everything finally changed from npr and media it's like you know usa i'm mighty anal horsa and today bid goes to russia to fulfill its world cup dreams and sodas our producer genesee moga.
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"But. But. Quickly. I mean nowadays there there's put water resistant down into into sleeping bags into into jacket. So you know, you could still get what? And keep it warm. Sure. That sounds good now. All right. So we got the first two what is the third and before you answer this. I'm sure this is transverse boy if you will. So like what we bring on the Inca trail. You could also bring them so Kante trek as well. Oh, absolutely. It's it's going to be very similar scenarios. I mean, you're going to be hiking. You know, multi day multi night tracks it's gonna be it's gonna be. And I want to remind people to like, even though you're going to South America. And Peru parts of proves really close to the equator, you're hiking fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen thousand feet, so it gets cold up there. Whether it's middle of the summer or not LA how he called it the equator they quarter he really emphasized that the quieter ride the medal for Vegas Vegas. What does it? It's up bag is various or something like that. Yeah. E cueyer. All right third. What do you got? Heard thing is is you know, you know, you gotta get to know the night use the bathroom. You know? You gotta have some see where you're gone. You. Don't wanna stop and stuff wrong. Roll your ankle. And you know, you got to your own. So headlamp is definitely behind the list. You bring a flashlight, but I mean many year, you gotta you gotta throw it on head. And and yeah, both him to use them at the church. So with Abby said on the headland part. I gotta do quick plug because we talk about the bathrooms, and we know what happens on that third night. Give here you're hiking to see me. What was the second night? He's a second night the little location where the things are underneath the bathroom. They say they give you this haunted story about people potentially going to be pointing leg in the middle of the night. We were all terrified to go in the bathroom. She actually went into another can't companies bathroom that they? Brought a porta bathroom when we started Kaci. We had said we are making sure that our guests have a porta potty bathroom that has given brought with us every hiking trip. So if you are on tour with us or on travels with excuse me, one of our travelers you will get at bathroom that has popped up. A pop-up tent if you will for your nice, comfortable nece in the wilderness to go the bathroom, which is actually really nice sound silly. But when you're out hiking for four or five days, it definitely is a blessing to have a nice John to sit on. Prevent us. Bring any goes home with you. That's right. Goes are bad. You don't want goes. So the headlamp important at the top list get any some batteries to. So with that. Kevin. What is the fourth thing that you would bring on the Inca trail, you're gonna want some hiking poles. I mean, a lot of con- tons and tons of elevation gain going down elevated on on the I mean, you're looking at twenty six miles. In addition to hear your pack. I mean with over with with over at a cut he you know, where you're still gonna have carry some of your own personal items. But once again, hit his plug your Kaci, but we you know, we're gonna we're gonna give you a half quarter to carry a lot of weight off your shoulders. But either way, you know, you're gonna be usually putting a lot of of weight and pressure and on. Knees and hiking poles takes about forty percent off the way, the weight off your knees. So that now let's as the over the long run over those four days. Yeah. Definitely I'm curious curious. I know we still saw we went and visited again that people continually still by the wooden poles off your research cat. I I know we've talked about this, and I'm not an expert on this. But it sounds like those polls are typically from the rainforest, and it definitely is part of the deforestation process. Would you agree or disagree? Definitely. I mean, if you're buying wouldn't close from impro-, you're probably buying something. That was what they can from the rainforest. Also, in addition thing for those of you out there that it is your very first backpack or hike ever, you're absolutely gonna want the hiking my first ever backpack. I I mean, I made it a quarter quarter mile way in and eight mile hike up about you know, about a mile up elevations game. And I didn't think it would make it. And if I didn't have the pole absolutely, I would have made it. That's crazy. That's funny. I feel like my I I had polls still miserable. But as on. My first hike. I had to borrow Kevin's bowls. I. Yeah. I got on a horse. Look I made it over half way. We talked about. Guide. Take polls. Now, you about a horse borrow Kevin's port. I did borrow Kevin's polls until I got a horse. That's awesome. Last one.
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"Then. Yeah. And it was it was a lot of fun. And it's I've never been to a desert. So I've never seen any type of rain like that before. But it was absolutely gorgeous. Sure, it's different type of beauty that that's on my bucket list. See a desert like that. So knowing we talked about your top three. We've talked a little bit about Ryan community tour. We talked a little bit much chew. So as a whole, you know, your experience, you did you do any other tours in Cousteau with any other companies just curious. Did the walking Cina last by yet this island? It was all one day, and that the band boarding, and then we went to it's caused the little little Galapagos islands than islands of by at that. And we did all of that with Peru hop, which I think is awesome run or started by American. Talk talking about that. So if you were to break down your experience, and this is this is the plug of the show, everyone listening, so just be ready to break down your experience. And we did not plan. This is not something that we called Lindsey time. We literally knew that she had great trip. She wrote a review on Tripadvisor and on Facebook. And so we just kinda wanna get her in to see what earth thoughts are about about our guides about the people. She got to meet in kind of the whole experience with Kaci in really be relentless. There's something negative. We want to hear it, and is let it all out as to how you felt what the trip was like, the people you were like, the employee's, the community, etc. I'm gonna let you to slate. And we're just gonna listen listen, the story about tell. Well, obviously, I don't even think it compares because he got to neat is. But even if we and letting your seriously, I mean, I think that you're available. I remember listening to this podcast near thing and should have Email. And so we did we communicated via Email before we even that you. And so just create a sense of, you know, connection I guess to the company and what we are paying money for. But then on the other tour that we did without you guys. It was a huge group of people. But with the both of the towards that we buck is it was privates worse. It was just me, and my friend, and we really connected with the tour guides. We spent the whole day, then we could ask them questions. If we wanted more free time, they would give it to us. It was just more individualized, and I felt like that was a greater Theriot's out of into being loaded onto a buzz and Hagan somewhere. You know, we picked up in a private taxi with the tour guide and taxes that you guys had hired and the taxi driver ended up coming along with us the whole day it Ryan, which I thought was really cool. So he was saying not too. He was out there like digging potatoes with us and doing things to get back to the community. And you could just tell that it was emerging for him as well this crazy how we we experienced that someone of that with our I don't know if you guys took a vein or car, but we experience something very similar where our driver came out with us. And I think what's beautiful about ride the Ryan community tour is you really get a sense of how proud these people are about the Peruvian culture. And how everyone really is looking to help everyone in that specific region of the country and Lima it's a city like New York, right? I mean, it's a city dislike anywhere else in the United States, very hustle and bustle, it's moving. It's got great economic growth right now, they're blown away everybody in South America. But then just outside Lima. You've got you've got cities they're still trying to develop they're still trying to grow and people. See that people who live there see it in especially guys like David who did David and I'm going on the Ryan community or with you. Guys. Yeah. He did. Awesome. In in David is somebody who really is a huge here on my mind because he is somebody who lives there. He has a great job. Right. He has a great job in terms of that he works with us, and he gets paid very well for doing. So but his passion for the locals is absolutely phenomenal. I mean, you can't help a love them because the second that they showed up. He looks at him. And he's like from what we were told he Kurt me from wrong. Lindsey. He's like all right. You guys are gonna work in the fields and like pushing as the work. It was like start learning. Yeah. It's awesome. Learning like you need to learn the. We did really love that. And Dave mentioned a great thing. Like David in. Peru of EA GRA is his name. He loves the the people so much because in party grew up that way like David grew up. Catch wa like that's his that's his native. That's what runs through his bloods. And he cares so much, and I think that shows through his work and through the connection that he makes with people. That's that's what showed to us. And that's what it sounds like he showed to you guys too. Yeah. So I'm curious. I'm curious you speak. Really good Spanish, we experienced that. When you're there, did, you know, if you caught what she was saying some Spanish words earlier when she was talking about going to some islands and stuff like that. They were really really well spoken. Not John expert at Spanish clearly. So I mean when you when you were there, I Ryan were you able to communicate at all with the locals or was it kind of broken? Avai broken because they speak the customer on. And I don't speak that at all thing. You would be very similar Spanish. But usually those people are the catch on people, speak Spanish, they may delay quit. That's cruzi. David new Davis. David speaking catch while you just kinda got lost. Exactly. Yeah. That's funny. So we we heard a little bit about your trip to much you. I'm gonna start wrapping this out. But I gotta I gotta ask one thing. Because it I got an Email from Joe who Joe is the gentleman that you were going with and I wanna get Joe on the show to tell this story. But I need to know of this is true. And I need to know if if this is it it just seems crazy to me that this actually happened. I don't know how this played out how to end because they get to communicate with anybody. But he told me that you guys were Mont UP to your guide was who. It was a female you guys put us. It was going to be someone that it was. I think we're okay. Yeah. I thought it was me Frank. So my question is supposedly has went to tip Gloria and she refused. That's true. So I mean, she didn't almost job. And you know, we wanted to rewarded for that desert it, and so we went to the money, and she she kinda put her hands. She said, I get paid well the company, and we were so surprised that you know, she was doing this because she enjoyed doing it. And you guys are paying are well enough to where she feels the need to accept the tip. If I was if I ever saw her I'd be like you need to take tips. Still take the carrying go get it. Go give it to like. To be rude. But yeah, yeah. Yeah. That's crazy. I still would've told her please take the tip. But I mean. Yeah, that's I think hearing that on our end that was really special, and it really made my heart warm to know that we are making sure that people are getting taken care of and hearing that sort of allocated at the same time like we don't wanna put a persona that people shouldn't tip because they I mean, it's still as good that good to tip. And obviously if she doesn't take it there's nothing you can do about that. I think that's probably the most humbling story that, you know, being Kaci can here because that David said that truly, you know, makes it makes it all worth it, really. Like, that's what makes it worth it in the end. And what makes us so passionate about what we're doing? Yeah. That's great. That's super cool. Well, if you were to let's see give one or two or three tips to people listening right now, the final final thing that we're going to get out of you. What would they be? You're gonna Peru. What are the tips? I mean, let's say somebody ROY. Just a ham thing going to Peru Spanish, I don't know anything about Peru. What do you get them? All they can be super simple. You don't need a converter to convert thinking.
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"And what's going on everyone? Welcome back to the Peru travel podcast. I'm your host because Laskey as always next to me. My side kick Charlie Thompson today, we got some really cool. We're actually going to be reaching out to one of our travelers almost at first. But she wasn't. She was kinda down list. But one of our travelers really said to have on the show. She's she's charisma attic. She's funny. She's entertaining. And she has a really good story about why she went to Peru, and she's witty she's a nurse. She is witty and they were just looking to kind of get some insight from her somebody who traveled with sure, but at the same time, it's going to give you guys on our sideline view of of Prue. And really she did some things that we don't offer it. So we we kind of want to hear about that that ourselves and get an idea as to what she did what she thought of it and see what if everything was she also this was one of our travelers that we met while we were down in Peru. A couple of weeks ago or a month ago. I guess over a month ago. Now just seem it seems like yesterday, but still seems like a long time ago. I miss it already. Yeah. Well that being said, let's let's not waste any time. Let's get right into calling our friend Lindsay. In recalling right now, this should be. She isn't even though. Hello Lindsey Carver what's going on. Hey, are you? I'm good. This is David obviously Charlie's on with me as well. Lindsey has going. So what's special about Lindsay is that we actually got to meet? She is the first customer travelers that we got to meet in person, which was huge for us. That was actually really exciting really cool when we were down there. We didn't even know if it was going to happen until like the day before. So it was it was really exciting and really cool to meet somebody who booked with us and took a trip with us. Yeah. It was awesome. And obviously she was there with a friend Joe. And they were awesome to hang out with. And we had a good time. She's a she likes to is it salsa days. Yes. She loves us. Also, right Lindsay bring that up. We did it goes off game thing we were there for. So what we do Kaci does the night before you have an orientation. We kind of tell you what what to expect the next day. What time the guy is going to be there to pick you up and take you on your travels, the food and all that stuff. So the orientation last anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour, David or one of our guys will be there for you. So we went to this station. And you know, we couldn't even get out. What we wanted to say. In Lindsay was like, hey, guys wanna go salsa Hanson? It's pretty awesome Lindsey, we're gonna kinda just ask you a couple of simple questions release going. The first one is really about you. And kind of who you are what your story is. You know, where I think he just got out of college on mistaken. We know your fulltime job kinda give us a slate of who you are as a person who is Lindsay. Okay. So. Yeah. Graduated in may from Madison university in Virginia and then moved to Richmond. And I work as a nurse full-time though. My schedule's pretty flexible. So I like to pack my shifts like three in a row, and then take a few days off and then the following week. I'll take three in a row, so I'm able to travel a lot and Joe was a mutual friend. That was looking for someone to travel within to prove so jumped on board in we landed in Peru. And then I came across you guys listening to actually this podcast on badeah fi. I was just trying to get like packing list tips and try to figure out the best way for us to see much peach you, and I came across guys pretty awesome. When we found out that you were actually improve at the same time that we were that was that was really cool guys. And really see the mission and passion you guys have for this company. Yeah. I mean, so why Pru? What was the what was your reasoning? What made you think Peru before we late before we get to that question? I got cut you off David. I really want to highlight what she said about her job and being able to travel like she's a nurse. And she plans it out you said like he worked three days, so you and then you have like a couple days off. And then you work another three days right in a row. So you have like a long stretch off in your able to travel all over the place. Like, this is something that you've kind of built your life around. Right. Like next week. I'm going to San Diego. So I work three days ago. Oh. Okay. Excuse me, take three days and then take grease off. And then the following like two weeks later when I have to work again, I work three days end of the week. So I only take three days off. But I have fifteen days stretch liking go somewhere. It's awesome. Yeah. Jealous. I wish that we could travel for that much. That'd be amazing. Though, don't get me wrong. But it's worth it on the end. I sure and so what made you think of Peru. What was your like moment? You're like are really wanted to go here. And here's why. That don't really think it was that way. I think it was just why not know that it was a why not special. Everyone wants to see some of those bucket list things that you have to do. And so would you say that? Would you say that when going to Peru, your favorite thing was that? You did just I mean, and it doesn't need to be necessarily anything to do with Kaci. We're just curious to know kind of what it is that you did. And what was your most memorable moment? Maybe we had a couple of talk about what's here. Top three absolutely top through great, pay obviously, much to awesome. It was more than I expected. It was just gorgeous. Down roof with was gorgeous an amazing about. So I think you're about ready to say like pictures, never do anything Justice. And this is definitely one. Like, it's not even close. Not even know, and I did Avista them. There. You guys, I didn't even hike the trail. I can't even imagine the M series. Like the sense of competent that you have being it after hiking for a few days. You know, I just was comfortable writing train. But that was close. So I would say that the day with you guys for Ryan the Ryan community. I don't know if you've touched on your podcast, but that could be its whole own. Yeah. Yeah. We we've got four of these telling us how to market right now is on look here guys. This was a great to talk about this on every guest. Now. It's in the plans. I mean, yeah, we we're gonna probably put this out before possibly really we. We know we need to do one on Ryan. It was just more. We're kind of waiting because we want to get some more people out there to kind of get their feedback. And you were our very first Ryan community to or what what made that great just curiosity. Okay. So there's some of that. I think you know, I spent a week in Lima. And that shows you the will like very this a city way of living, and it's only one third of the population. But I feel like the day tour with Ryan. So this the way the rest of the country, and the majority of the country truly live, and I don't know. It's just such insight and. To me that was cool that much peach you, just because the views were probably just as great. There are ruins Incan road that there as well. And then we also got to meet local people and help them and see how they live and share a meal offend. So that was that was this more, richer and value. I think. Break her Mellon melts, your heart rather. Yeah. And Dave's right. We're going to do an episode on this because this is honestly this toward change my life when I went on. And what you said, I think having a meal with the people in everything that you highlighted like, that's what makes Ryan so special. So that's two out of three. What was the third one? At third one was something that I don't think you know, you did do it. Right. The sand boarding. We want to we want to go Sam already this definitely Sam. That was a fun day. So we went like sand buggy writing. There was someone who Jove us around. And he was reckless suggests don't getting this, man. I don't remember his name now. But it was crazy. I had bruises the next day. But it was so fun. Like, it was worth it, though, you right around the us. And then we watch the sex that on the top of June. And then you could if you're really good you can get like snowboarding boards, and then actually stand up on them. But I just did all my belly wasn't that? Then.
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"At me like to 'Grande. Yeah. It's funny. How that actually worked out and towards the end we ended up getting to the top the summit if you will. Will of this particular mound. Overlook the ramo mountain. I didn't want to he didn't want to literally at one point. It was two steps break to St.. Can you imagine in your day daylight lighting what yourself right now? I get up walk two steps. Pause and wait for about fifteen seconds. And then take two more steps if you're trying to get a burger or cookie bar or something like that other fridge. And it takes you that long to get there may have to think about life for a second. Right. Like, I mean, exactly. But hey, I mean you could attest not even it's not easy for people who are in great shape. That's right. It wasn't. It was very very difficult. I wouldn't sit at amazing shape. I work out on the regular. But it was definitely very difficult for me. So that being said before we get to the next one, Charlie. Did you find the hotel that serves the lists pizza? I found that hotel. It is the Palladio which is palace. I'm not sure from pronouncing that correctly del Inca in Kuske. That's right, go. Yeah. Man. Check it out. We actually David our main guide or our owner if you. Will impro- his brother works there? And we actually went there to go see him. And that's how we found out the headache. Great pizza. It's a five star hotel in the room rates. I see here are three hundred eleven dollars a night s if you're big spender feeling fancy, yeah. Go throw some dough on the table and get some get some nice rooms nice pizzas. Could eat pizza every day. All right next on the list, which is potentially another reason why we hated rainbow mountain is the tip is acclimating is very important. So liberate does down the date that we did ramo mount we flew in from Peru the day before. So we have this advice. That's on our site. Basically says if you're going to do anything strenuous spend at least two days and Kuske OBE getting acclimated before you go on this hike. We didn't take her own advice. We got there were like, man, we're goods gravy. Nobody deals today hike. Not it was the worst experience ever in terms of breathing. Now granted I got done fell fantastic. And I don't know how that is. Or why that happened on those the meds? I was taking but Charlie took the Mets. He didn't feel good. In fact, he was delirious as all get out. Kevin was miserable. Didn't take any meds. But he's used to climbing and backpacking and things of that nature, and he was awful shape. All out of the three of us. I mean, Kevin was the. Runner. And he's the guy that's done the most amount of mountain climbing. So you would think he would be the one least affected and actually I think he was probably one of the worst. I was probably really close behind him. If not worse it really didn't take. It's all meat till the next day 'cause I had the altitude medicine, which does reduce swelling. But there's actually like scientific dangers to this. You can look it up. So we we're here to tell you don't do what we did. Weekly. Yeah. It was awful. I mean Kevin was in rough rough shape, and as you say like Devia funny. I mean, I'm not a runner by any means. But he takes me last night. And he said, yeah. My three miles down to fifteen minutes, isn't that or twenty minutes? My my my vibe ks down to twenty minutes, isn't that horrible? And I'm like thinking to my head like man, that's Bashar and ten minute miles still professed. For me. That's bad. I mean, okay. Yeah. No. I mean, so that's really achieving Hewson rough rough shape. He was forcing food down because one of the side effects of elevations sicknesses, you're not gonna be hungry, but you have to eat to make it feel better. So he was literally shoving food now. Mad amount of calories after the after coming down from the ramo mount I might wanna plug in there to the I said that we were different right? We we offer something a little different rainbow mountain. So Rame amount is now offered on our our form sheet. It's not something that we're advertising on the website. But when you go to book now, you're gonna see it as an option our new all carte menu. That were so happy to roll out because we see everyone's got a trip that they wanna have, you know, their own experience, you're gonna get a customer service rep if you will we call them, a tourist experts, they're basically to reach out to you. They're going to help coordinate with your trip, but along that you're able to slide into options well, rainbow mountain, no matter what you do with us, you instantly, get a horse. There's no way around right horse because it's so hard. We're like there's no way we want to enjoy this. You're on -cation. I mean, unless you just absolutely want to hike. Go ahead, but it still included. Like, no matter what you get a horse, and you're not winning the prize here. This isn't a race as we said at once we've set at a million times, you are on vacation. So we want to do these things for you to include a horse or donkey on any of our trips. Whatever we do to make sure that you're taking care of. And you can really really enjoy your experience. Definitely. Yeah. We that's the biggest we push right? We love taking care of people in Peru. Love taking care of the people that work with us and work for us. And at the end of day, we love taking care of our travelers, which are you guys are listening super pumped. We actually got to meet I don't wanna go on her tangent to meats and travelers which was so cool. I people who actually book through us when we're in Peru. They happen to be there. We had to go to orientation, meet them Lindsey and Joe, yes. Awesome. Awesome. People are gonna get him on the show like they're so much fun. They that they were literally looking at them and talking with them just made me smile because they loved everything that we had offer that allow the patch. They've got great stories going spoil. We're gonna let them tell their stories on their experience with Kaci. But having said we can move onto the next one before I before I keep talking about how great they are way. Let me finish rainbow. Mom with one quick thing. We may not be best salesman. But we're honest. That's right. We're very honest. Very honest. So true. Yeah. We don't want to sell you something that you're gonna hate right? And I don't know if you're going to hate ramo mountain, but it might not be the best experience. And so if you have a limited time couse, go do not make that your top priority. Skip it fine. We have plenty of other tours awesome Ryan community. We're gonna do episode on that we're going to break that down some orbiting. That is literally are golden nugget. We love the community tour. Let everything about it that being said I wanna brag when I got him amount. And Kevin was dead. The guy who runs a five K twenty minutes, and that's slow. I was doing squats just wanna brag a little bit about you were. I was like is the trip over yet doesn't what is wrong with you understand stand. We hiked another forty miles. After that day. We need to do episode coming up soon about what it's like being a smoker and somebody who's out of shape, and then going to Peru in doing these trails and how you can accomplish it, right? Yes. And we can now say former smoker. That's right. Former he. Quit smoking in. Peru. Another episode we'll touch down to we do. We have time to get to. All right. So next on the list is use Uber in Lima and Kuske Cousteau, and we're gonna talk about the taxi costs like what they are. So Uber is great, right? It's a it's a great app in an actually people told us to use Uber black. We used Uber black. We do regular just to let you guys know what that experience was like, and really I didn't really know the difference to be honest. There was a much different. And really the black cars were little bit nicer. But not much like you're getting a Hyundai lawn tra-. Yeah. As your black car, so to to go far places, maybe would cost you eighteen maybe like ten Zola's, even it wasn't much is really low. Well, okay. Let's talk about Lima. So we went from our Airbnb in Lima to the hotel ended up costing fifteen dollars. That was for you mean, Airbnb those you mean the airport to the Airbnb, that's right? That's costing. Fifteen dollars and thirty cents which is forty five fifty Soule's banal. Let's make the mistake that we made and how much that cost us because we so it'd been a long time. So I've been to Peru. And literally the first thing, you know, I was comfortable, but at the same time, I got into this guy was trying to screw us over ninety Soule's. What does that well so paint the picture, though, paint the picture for them when you arrive in Lima, and you go out the exit doors, you have a least one hundred people screaming at you, like taxi taxi, taxi taxi, I wanna take you on a date you and finally like how much for you? And he was like ninety Soule's as and we're like, okay, let's get in. Yeah. So so that being said with the ninety Soule's, so that's way, overpriced paying double. Baid forty soy's Forty-five delays from the airport to Mira Florez. Keep that in mind, I want to state that for the record do not get hustled. If somebody says ninety always laugh and say forty five or forty and then they say fifty. Yeah. You can take your helping somebody out, but do not sit there and say, oh, yeah. Ninety so is gonna pay for it. It's not a better cat writes the same damn car that you take anywhere else that being said the second that you're getting to the car be looking in either aid to the backseats the back of the seats the to front seats or in the front on the dashboard for a picture or photo of the driver, and some sort of certification that says that it's taxi cab driver. This is the only time that I would say you don't need to take or that you'd probably shouldn't take an Uber because finding new from the airport is very difficult. I would go the route of getting a taxicab pain forty five Soule's and getting to their get into your hotel Emil Florez unless you're not Samuel fours. If you're not saying there, I don't know where the heck he would be staying. That's like a nice place. I say that and I've never been anywhere else. Really? But meal floor is like the big touristy place. Most people stay when you're Kuske. Oh, same thing, though will travel with us more than likely we're gonna pick you up in general. But if you're taking a cab eight SOLAS five SOLAS four SOLAS literally like, very minimal amounts Soule's in San with the Newburgh sometimes like a dollar solely higher. So if you want to take a cab, my recommendation to you would be to pull up Uber type in where you are type in the location that you're going, and if you can't get that Uber within a certain amount of time with Cavs around just grab a cab and say, hey, this zombie. So as I'm gonna pay you, and they're gonna try to ask for more just laugh off because they're hustling, just like, you are and to say, no, I'm gonna pay you this and because of the safety aspect like David mentioned and really the hassle like when you walk out of the airport. It's one of the reasons why we've added the airport pickup to the website to make it easy for you guys. Because trust me when you get there. I experienced this for the first time. It was unbelievable. You walk out the doors, and you have so many people that are just it's it's really it's madness. And you especially as a brainy tourists visiting Peru for the first time, you're just like overwhelmed in a little bit of executives said saying, you're like, okay. Whatever charge me, whatever I'll go anywhere. And you have to be careful those types of things, it's one of the reasons why we why we added the airport pickup this, right? Yeah. He's talking about Lima is I see insane Cousteau has got a some aggression as well. In terms of there's a lot of cab drivers, we don't pick up Lima. But we do pick up in Cousteau. Correct. And once you guys are there and Kuske opionion airport pickup. We can definitely do it. And yeah, you know, you'll get picked up by an awesome guide in awesome. Nice clean vans. Gonna take your right to your hotel. You gotta worry about any issues. That being said the next on our loose. It's our last one on Liz odd. So sad. We're going to say goodbye. But it is central restaurant is it's like, it was really cool. The first time I didn't I told her the food is weird. So we decided to go again, and it may be ranked the fifth best restaurant in the world right now. But the food is not I I'm not gonna lie. I can't stand. The Drake's warning that good this time. So last year was the fourth best restaurant this year, the fifth best restaurant. I will say probably one of the coolest restaurant experiences of ever had. But the food they were two dishes. I couldn't even eat like it was absolutely atrocious. I think that that's the fancy food. Kevin may have a different story. He he seemed to really like it. He he. Oh my gosh. So delicious into my head. I kept thinking is he saying this because he's at like a really fancy restaurant, and he's like super to be here it as he genuinely like, it's the second. I was like, and I'm I'm a foodie to obviously, I'm the guy that's the least amount of shape, you can tell them food. And it was a second dish where I was like. Yeah. That's potato sucks. It's just really sucks. I couldn't even it was this little tiny potato you could probably one by and I took half a by. And I couldn't even finish it. I put it back on the rocks that it came on. And I was like no not for me as the experience was really cool. I mean, the way they explained everything I think we're going to do a couple of promos with some of this some of the stuff we took a little bit of video cell phone video and stuff we might put it off for you, just so you can kind of experience of it. So the experience is really cool in. It's like one hundred. And twenty two dollars was the tasting menu. So little steep. But for the experience it's kinda worth it to go say, hey, I've into the fifth best restaurant in the world. I mean, we had IPE piranha. That was pretty cool. It tastes like hell outta beating Taco Bell. With like, I don't know worms in or something like that. It was it was it was pretty it was I mean, it's a weird weird weird deal. I will say there was one fantastic dish. It was the third from the last. I wish I could remember what the name of it was that had to pull out the menu. But it was it was octopus and squid and something else, and it was a warm hot meal dish. And it was unbelievable. That was the best thing on the menu. I wish I could a hell play to that has those those restaurants like that that are super fancy than give you a whole play. Like, there's a guy was in Italy. He is like Horta Leany usually three toward leaning. It's like fifty bucks to the plate three. Like, this is lake your pinkie finger, anyways, that'd be saving on all day about food and how crazy expensive is for what it is. But we are done with this episode. We are finished completed. Thank you guys. 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"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"What's going on? Welcome back to the fruit travel podcast. I'm your host because last longtime you Charlie Thompson. We just got back from Peru. And today, we're gonna break down our top six tips on things that we learned from Peru. And if you've been listening to the show for any length of time, you know, that this was my first trip to Peru. So it was absolutely unbelievably incredible. But you've gotta listen to these six tips Dave kick us off here. So before we get started. There are six things. There's a ton of things that we learned in Peru. There's not enough time in the episodes. So we might come back this in the future. But right out the gate. We're gonna go ahead and hit a couple of things that that we think are notable facts that maybe you should maybe consider when you're going to the first one on my list is pretty silly. But the pizza sucks to pizza absolutely atrocious. Thinking like, why would that matter why? Because when you actually you're thinking, how does someone screw pizza like how how do you literally screw? Isa because I don't think anybody in their right mind could actually do that. But there's actually a reason why that the pizza does suck. Why is that? Well, most most places don't typically have real mozzarella. That's traditionally county issue that run into there. But that being said like it is I think it's weird like I'm not gonna go to pretty pizza, and I get there's so many people out there like I would never go to pretty pizza. Trust me, ten days approving food. You wanna eat American food and pizza is one of those days taste like garbage. Even the burgers, though. Most American foods, only, tastes great anyways. But the pizza was was got awful. And so we were there, and I remember like, well, we like eight days in and I was like, I literally just want like a taste of home. Just a little taste of home on my guys. Let's go get some pizza. I mean, you see the pictures down there. They all look amazing all the pieces. They look great and David and Kevin were both like, dude. Now, the pizza sucks. I'm like. Yeah. Right. Like look at it. It looks amazing and law. And behold there like, well, let's go try it. And it was terrible. Yeah. Definitely doesn't make your stomach feel good. After me, really, the tastes salty texture to it almost like the cheese. Dislike it's just not that good. I don't really know. How to describe it try? I guess right. Go give to shop. But definitely don't expect. It to do wonders for you that try to prove this wrong. You won't be able to. Yeah. There is one place that you can go that we had pizza though, that is good in Kuske o- only in Cousteau. Did we have pizza that was good? And it's a Starwood preferred guest hotel like three hundred bucks a night. Yeah. What is the name? Do you? Remember knew that. I don't remember. But it was a former like conquistador castle. That's right. Why don't you take a look that up while we transition the next one, and then you can jump in and tell everybody what awesome hotel. It was actually cooks legitimate pizza with mozzarella cheese. But that's we'll get back down the hotel. The next one on the list is again interesting one eight is rainbow mountain is overrated. I know all you Instagram followers out. They're gonna hate me saying this you're gonna absolutely despise. The fact that I'm I'm preaching it. Ramo mountain is not as cool as what everyone thinks it is. And it blows my mind how many people are like posting photos on Instagram. Like, oh, my God be thing ever. You know, it's kind of cool because the rocks are different colors. But really at the end of the day. It's a mountain. It's highly touristy tons of people. Are there the hike in is God awful? I don't recommend it to anybody. And it just for what it is is not that great. You're at high elevation you're sucking down wind to get up there. And I guess I'll have Charlie kind of explain a little bit his experience because he was struggling in mind. You another mistake we made which will definitely talk about coming out next. But Raymond definitely over rated and give the reasons as why you think it's over rated, Charlie. Well, first of all, it's it's kind of it's a little bit of a boring hike. It's you know, you start first of all you start at fourteen thousand five hundred feet somewhere around there, which like you mentioned. Engined you're sucking air. And then you're climbing up over sixteen thousand five hundred feet. The second reason I would say is it's not it's not really that spectacular. Like, it's a mountain that has a little bit of color to it. But honestly, the photos you're seeing online are very photo shopped I mean, they are putting the color in there. And it's just it's it's cool to see. But it doesn't blow your mind. Like, you think it should? Yeah. I think that's a true. Jasmine, what you say. I mean, that's kind of what we see in life in general as we see like all these famous people in their their life is very glamorous. That's something that even you said before we started the show, you're like, oh, this person's life looks amazing. And I was like yelich kids lives, look amazing and really add in a day. I think this is one of those moments where people wanna go for the Instagram photo or they wanna go with that. Then I sell fee and really at the end of the day. This is not something that I would say, hey, we sell this trip. If you wanna do it. We're gonna make sure you have the best time going to Rameau mountain there. Couple things that we incorporate in it to make it a better experience online. The rest of the companies out there. You'll have a good time. But I think you might be wasting your day going to see it because there's so many other cool kick ass things to see I could a hundred percent agree with that. And the other point is it's a very hard hike. It doesn't look like it. But it is extremely tough. And especially for those people that are out of shape. I mean, not everybody is in immaculate shape when they're when they go on hiking trips. And I'm one of those people that was not in great shape this rock right here. Sit on this rock right here. I literally like if I could just go ten steps I can rest again. And then I finally, so I'm a giant all you guys who've listened to this show. No that I'm a giant. And so it took me a long time to find a horse that they would let me right on because a lot of the horses. Brew you're on really tiny. And everybody kept looking at
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"Hey, guys. Welcome back to the Pru travel podcasts on your host, David loss alongside of me is Charlie tops today were talking about what is in our bag on the way to Peru. Charlie said about this episode. I am excited about this episode because I had the same question. What do you put in the bag? That's right. Well, hopefully, we can answer that. And today we're actually sharing a Mike. There might be some slight pauses back and forth because Charlie seems to have forgotten his mic, which is kind of a bummer because that'd be really close to him. But other than that. I mean, I guess it's okay. Let me clear this up. I didn't forget my mic. I forgot the the cable necessary to transport your voice from a Mike to a computer. That's what I forgot. What is shameful display anyways? What we're gonna do is break down a couple of things things that are in my bag on the way to Peru. As always, you know, we're actually heading to Peru and a couple of days. So hopefully, we get this out before we go Peru. But this Wednesday coming up we're gonna take off to Peru and lame obvious first stop following that we're gonna be head to Kuske go. So. Things I like to pack that I recommend everyone brings on their trip to Peru. This is my list right here. So the first thing that I like to pack to Peru just like anywhere else in the world is seriously baby powder. And I know that's like a very weird thing for some people in some people member to the like it. I personally Medicaid version gives me a nice little cool feeling downstairs if you know what? I mean, the reason for this is really because I got thick that is okay. There's a song. I heard back in the day. It was like the hips too thick for the sidewalk while my thoughts or too thick for the sidewalk so pack baby powder that when my legs aren't crunching together and appreciate speed sticking. Whereas well in between your thighs, let them go back and forth, Matt Daska cross country runner for that. But that's what I'm going to be bringing. And I highly recommend you bring it as well. So David you got any good stories where you haven't brought baby powder. And and what happened? I don't wanna get into that conversation and ends up really bad and your legs having nice beautiful rash on them. So bay. Powder on the list as the first one take it from David don't have the same experience that he has it. He doesn't even want to share on the air. So take it from him bring baby powder. Yeah. On top of that the second one as we move past the baby powder topic is facial wipes. And I know that's kind of another one. That's like well. Yeah. I was my face. Sure. But there might be times in Peru where one you might not have access to clean water right away. That's a possibility not always if you're in the city, but another one is because the smog in Lima is actually pretty dramatic compared to anywhere else in the United States. And I hear like we'll talk about L A, and like the smog there have been LA been Phoenix, Arizona, their smog in these places. However, Lima religion have a control on that yet at least in my experience. And so when I woke up in the morning, I realize Toma fog, and after conversing with a couple of friends, I realized that smog is just like a really big deal. So are there rather? So Aubrey face face w-. Wife's I mean, I found myself kind of clean my face once or twice a day, actually, even without my morning tonight ritual, and it's not so much that I'm cleaning into scrub it. It's more just you know to feel fresh. I guess if you will. So as not like, I mean, you're not gonna feel like smog is Kate on your face. Right. But it's more. So that, you know, you're breathing the stuff in it is getting on your skin to feel fresh. That's kinda while you're while. You're advocating that right? Yeah. I mean, that's one reason I think on top of that though. Really? I mean, I'm pulling a film off once in a while really throughout the day. I'll have like black suit on my face and just want clean and really when you're you're hiking as well. If you're gonna Kuske go and you rainbow mount if you go see a small village, or what are the cases like, you're hiking. Your dirty? You're gonna wanna clean it everywhere. I've been that. I'm not I'm working kind of innocence. Like, I'm moving to get somewhere physically always gonna kinda wanna wash my face roughly here and there so face wipes. Don't forget those what is up next in your bag, Dave. So the next one on my bag. It goes without any explanation. Money. I feel like a lot of people tend to travel and they don't bring cash or currency. I think that's the dumbest thing you can do. And I know people bring the currency of bring American U S D the reason I do that is because when I get to the airport the location ongoing, I'll do the currency exchange there. Now, I'm not saying that you have to currency exchange at the airport. There is sometimes are better rates, obviously elsewhere, but that's just my recommendation brings some cash you when you arrive at a place USD's, primarily taken everywhere, but Lima in particular, I know that Suzanne there I can usually say, hey, I'll give you like ten bucks twenty bucks to take me in this specific place or the hotel that I'm going to so cash is definitely a must bring cash, and you can use international travel guards to know, some people are like, oh, I've got cash on me. I, you know, people could steal it things like that. We're not talking like bring a suitcase of money here. Right. This is bring some cash you never know when you could possibly need. It led David said pretty much everywhere takes the United States dollar or if. You're from Europe the euro transfers pretty easily as well. So bring some cash you can use those credit cards to make sure you check their several credit cards out there with no foreign transaction fees. If you're gonna bring one bring one of those definitely I think credit cards. I was good choice. I will say that. If you have a Bank, a checking account checking banks gives me that doesn't do a foreign transaction fee. That's probably the best way to go. I do know that some people we ran in this issue. And I was in Peru, actually. And it was only here, my friend had a credit card that was MasterCard or visa, excuse me. And I had a MasterCard. And for whatever reason I was getting way worse rate in exchange. Rates gives me than he was. And so he would buy something that was, you know, say ten dollars, and I be charged twelve dollars and really like really frustrating. If you can imagine looking at his credit card similar to mine on like, how come I paid way more than you? And it really came down to MasterCard had worst deal than visa did at the time that we went. There. So I knows rates fluctuate, obviously. But that's something to be weary of at the beginning is like if you have a way of playing out money front with no foreign transaction fee. That definitely is a is a good way of going the next one on my list is not really something that you packing your bag. Rather you pack it on your phone and that is Google translate. Unless you're like, some beautiful a Spanish speaker in that is not me, I know pokey poco s baniel seriously very little, but I can still get around because I use the Google translation app. I basically download the book on my phone and any time that I have a question in Spanish, all basically type in English and all butcher it to tell them the way that I perceive it to be worse case narrow just show them my app and say, hey, this is what I'm asking your this is what I'm looking for because not everyone, speak Spanish or soon. Not everyone speaks English in Peru. And you have to be okay with that. I know a lot of Americans when the travel that want places that's beginning glitch, a promise you don't be scared. Still an amazing place and people are willing. To help U N B patient to help you get the app, though, it'll make things a lot bassin trying to decipher what people are trying to say or one of one. If did you see that that new earpiece came out that allows like it translates in like real time. I can't remember what the name of the devices. But if you could get one of those I mean, how bad ass would that be? But if you're not using one of those than Google translate is a great idea. I mean, I've even had to use it in the US before if you go to places like Miami and things like that there's several people there that don't speak English. So it's just a great tool to have that helps you communicate to get where you need to go. Maybe even if you're if you need help or you need to order, some type of food or whatever it is the the internet's and amazing thing. Yeah. I mean, you can definitely get earpiece. If you've got the capital, I go with the free version takes two seconds type something up that is option. I've heard about it. I never seen it. I don't know how much it costs. I know that there were ever rate of things about it. The last one on my list seamy second to last one on my list is Petco biz metabolites, and I think this is kind of a weird one of doctor, and I won't tell you what to do and what not to do. But my travel physician actually has told me that are let me break this down street food is awesome. Okay. And everybody's scared to try street food. I apologize. But you should totally try street food just as soon as you're done eating, and consuming the food makes you take to Pepco biz multi blitz because supposedly in theory that kills everything. And I said this before on another podcast episode. But that is something that I can't stress enough that probably saved my butt in Peru multiple times because I wanted to try cow heart. I wanted to try Guinea pig. And and I guess I would assume that they cook it perfectly, right? But in the off chance that doesn't say, well, my stomach Pepco biz mull eradicates any problems that I could potentially have. And we don't need to get into the nitty gritty details of what Kim. Nickels and Pepco business because no one really cares about that. But just know that there is a chemical in there that does if you eat it within thirty minutes of eating of eating something that you think might not settle well on your stomach. You pop that pet Pepco biz mall, and it will kill everything. That's in there. This is not, you know, medical advice. We're not doctors here so consult with your physician, but take it from experience. Again, try all the street food, you can possibly imagine Papa Pepco first of all I think that's going to be the new slogan for Pepco Bismillah Papa Pepco. It's. The other thing I was gonna point out is that when you had your like we don't need to go into details. As to what happens. I was like oh God. He's talking about diarrhea on the show goes is the time. So my last one on here is very quickens in easy is bring a good attitude. We've said in a blog post podcast spring it attitude be ready for an adventure. Because when you get off that airplane the Lima, it's gonna seem crazy. It's gonna seem nuts in unless you speak Spanish, which again, I don't it. It's going to seem it's gonna be kind of like a new world to you little bit. And that's part of the excitement of travel. I I've so many friends, and we'll do a podcast about this. But they're like a wish I could do you do and I'm going to blown away by that response. Like, what do you mean? Well, you know, we just don't speak the language urban new foreign country. We've never done X Y Z. And I'm like, dude, it's not that hard. It's really easy. Actually, it's gonna make the leap you make the jump. So have a positive attitude be ready for an adventure? And just. Keep your head on because a promise year man for real treat, especially when you get to get out that airplanes are seen all the commotion the hustle and bustle Lima, if you get over to Kuske, oh, it's obviously a lot of history history there, and I definitely think you'll have a great time. Obviously, you know, I might go on a little bit of rain here. But you bring up a very good point Dave to the people that respond to that way. Like all like, we've never been outside the country. We don't speak the language, you know, seemed things like that. Like, that's what holds most people back from traveling or doing anything. They wanna really do in life. Is that fear that risk factor that you're not willing to dive in? So take this advice. This is, you know, a different take on what's in the bag from aside from your typical socks and underwear and things like that. You you already know to bring those things these are the outside the box if you will experience from David Lasky himself to put in the bag for Peru. Awesome. Awol glad we're able to do that. And hopefully help you guys out. I gave. Looking at book your trip for Peru. Hit us up on Kaci life dot com. We can help you guys out. If you have any questions, Email us Kaci life dot com. Info Kaci dot com. Just head on the side. There's a lot of great stuff. Audrey information. His blog post, there's you can choose an Email like I had said if you have any questions if you're filling out the form, and you're still like confused about you know, I wanna do this possibly or you wanna custom trip. Guess what we cover we can cut some trips as well shoes. Neil, and we'll hopefully can take care of you. All right. If not we'll put you in the right direction. Okay. They much guys take care.