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In Poor Countries, Many COVID-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen
"As corona virus spreads around the world the demand for oxygen in hospitals stores and in some places it's just not available in Guinea for example the lucrative mines have a steady supply but not the hospitals in Europe and the United States hospitals treat oxygen as a fundamental need but in poor countries from Peru to Bangladesh it said to be in lethally short
The global hotspots where coronavirus is still killing thousands
"As we've observed a bunch of times on this show, which seemed to be a pretty good spot in Australia at the moment when it comes to it, but that's certainly not the case elsewhere in the world. More than eight million people have now been infected by covid nineteen, according to Johns Hopkins University. It took nine days for the number of infections to grow from six million to seven. Seven million and less than eight days to get to the latest millions either pandemics, not slowing down. So what's happening elsewhere in the world nominee? Will it still going I mean? The United States tailed off a little bit, but that's largely because of New York state are lots of states in the United States which are now increasing, and there are some states that look as if they actually might be suffering from a second wave like south. Carolina and the league table of cases. Is America Brazil Russia India UK Spain Italy Peru. which gives you a sense of Latin America particularly, South America is a prominent source of new cases, which confirms what people already had a lot of which is Latin. America is a significant hotspot. As indeed is Russia, and Russia has had to revise its. Deaths reporting because it had all these eight, hundred, thousand, nine, hundred thousand cases and I think it was wondering reporting rows of handful of deaths, which made the WHO query their statistics, and they've rapidly revised that we oversee the far more deaths than they're admitting to. So that's the league table at the moment, and it is spreading, and you could argue that in some parts of the world are beginning to see a second wave. China's obviously worried about this outbreak in the. Food Market in Beijing and trying to control that very very quickly. So, what does this mean for us here in Australia where we're sort of? Increased pressure open borders especially to business people well. It says that they're still a huge amount of virus circulating in the world. It's not going away, it's. And it's spreading to countries that have had small epidemics up until now and growing and second waves look as if they may be happening, so you'd be nuts if you open the border to the United States. Russia India UK still far too much. In a lot of European countries still too much virus circulating, there are some countries in the world where there's not very much, and which you could consider that, but very very careful, and in fact, the Chinese think that the source of the cases that they've got in Beijing where Chinese people returning from overseas, so it's a high risk situation when the so much virus around the. The world, so a lot of countries around the world did lockdown, and we've done that here in Australia New Zealand and stuff like that, but if it's still increasing at such a rapid right in so many countries around the world, what were the point of lockdowns? Well for the countries that lockdown early? They've had success. Tens of thousands of people have died the point is that most countries with a bad pandemic. Countries that didn't lockdown early enough, and it already established itself. That's the problem. The problem is not the lockdown lockdown. Social distancing is actually the only thing that works and they have instituted late, and the viruses got away from them. But. It's not benefited their country. Their economies are shattered. They're not able to come back fully. People are frightened to come out the statistics from the United States show that most people are still quite nervous about coming out, even though the trying to open up the economy, because it's still a lot of virus around, whereas if you look at a Sturdier with lockdown and. and. New Zealand people are not so nervous about coming up because they know there's not much virus around, so allows us to return much more strongly. In terms of our economy, the problem those countries face where the still seeing an epidemic upenn significant pandemic is nothing to show for it. They've got an economy that short they've had a field lockdown was not failed. Failed more people would have died. Had they not locked down and the natural immunity in the population that tiny levels maximum, twenty percent, some countries like Sweden, maybe only nine or ten percent, so all these people died for what when they could have actually shut down earlier, and this is just like nineteen eighteen, the cities that in places that shutdown earlier their economies. Economies bounced back better and more fulsomely and places. That waited around
Coronavirus Infections Are On The Rise In 20 U.S. States
"S. twenty condom twenty U. S. states are experiencing rising rates of the new coronavirus infections while the number of infected have crested over the two million mark now so let's check in with Michael right now to find out more about these numbers one of Michael yeah good morning Robert looked into it the fact that like today is supposed to be the beginning in Los Angeles county of a reintroduction to film and TV production and that's coming as Los Angeles county is reporting its highest single day total of new cases of corona virus since the outbreak began and ironically while production allowed to restart the promised protocol from the country's industry task force are nowhere to be seen and health officials are saying that the president we are testing less than one half of what we need to be tested for co infection in this country and that's all scary because that's bringing now a total of almost half of our country twenty U. S. states today are expecting and are experiencing rising rates of new coronavirus infections in there including states like California Texas Florida North Carolina Arizona Tennessee there are so many of them like a rolled through the whole list of the point here is that you're seeing a large number growing in the state of Texas which was among one of the first states to restart the opening process has set new records for covert nineteen hospitalizations on three consecutive days this week with over two thousand patients hospitalized on Wednesday alone and that is because the CDC to remind everybody inputs and dire warnings out there about these infection numbers saying listen here in the United States the numbers for infections are increasing by thirty six percent per day you compare that with other countries in places like the UK Italy and Spain they are declining infection rates only Russia Peru in India's inspection numbers are growing and even that is less than five percent for each of those countries so we're seven times worse than those other countries when it comes to doing our social distancing wearing our masks washing our hands there seems to be this mind frame that if the door is open or would be would be re opening process has begun everybody's things it's a free for all when the reality is this is not a call it had to be got on your ankle in college but you can just not look at it pretend it's not there this is a virus that is continuing to grow it is continuing to
Coronavirus Travel News
"As the world dust start to open itself up to travel again very gradually, we'll hear from Chris Gills shortly. which includes stay towels on May? Call Gospel not so bomb voyage. It's all those stories of win. Trouble doesn't go so well, and it's based on the. Travel News I. CAN'T UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tony about the world opening up once travel ban to the UK lifted soon as possible government, there is working on a new plan, so the British holiday Mike is can travel freely around Europe from July, without the night to quarantine on their return I, think they calling it the European corridor, the covid corridor main Tom Spain has further eased lockdown missions Florida's Disney resort hotels will reopen this month and You Zealand his declared victory over Corona virus after its final covid, nineteen patient was given the all clear night coveted old in the country. Awesome, Las Vegas has reopened for business. Sort of kind of. Fighting in the opening of casinos isn't Simul have handwashing stations with water and towels and soap. Please use them at least twenty seconds and signs will suggest gets waged at mosques, the Renault. No shows nightclubs will sporting events. People from all around Italy can travel to Venice again while the nations are no longer required with mosques outside which Lycos makes failing Nola. Nice we'll have some more news from you as we go and we'll hear from about being stuck Hiroko with her. But right now let's to no attention to jewels and Christine the team behind. Don't forget to move there. fulltime travel bloggers from opposite sides of the world silence kickoff and find out how they may. So, we met when we were both travelling Solos through South America and we both decided to volunteer organization `Pisco Peru helping out after the earthquake down there, and we met while volunteering together and volunteered together for about six months, and then just continue traveling together, and that was back in two thousand twelve, so we've just continued the life of travel as a couple now and into a lot of places around the world. Yeah, this is this is life We made the transition. We started the trouble blog in trouble counting crash everything that's involved with that probably back. In mid two dozen took a few years to get started, but within the last four years. That's what we've been doing full time. Traveling around the world. We have a couple of biases that we like to to. Work out of our Bali in come back to San Francisco Melvin, but other than that way on the right full-time. Working Travel Yeah. It's a pretty pretty good offer now. It's. The travel industry is citing you blah. Don't forget to move. How's IT affected leering, come with a having forgot to move, but we're definitely not moving at the moment. With travel bicycling orbits stopping within a wake over here in the US it really just. Kinda pull the rug out from under old trips. We had for the rest of the planned. Will avail earn travel plans and pretty much just stopped on so all the troops, all the brands in the companies and destinations that we had planned to work with new coming six months old had to postpone those trips over the other hotness ships and stuff like that we had organized as well just as budgets became todor in trouble became a non everything just pigeonholed hold, and it's pretty much where we are at the moment, just whiting in Limburg for the travel industry to kick back up again, Gills thinking of. Other things to do outside. If this travel travel blog, or are you literally just waiting things to stop back up against? They can resume knife. Resumed life as normal. Yeah, we, we've always got. Something was working on something on the side We've been putting a lot more. Trouble podcasts, which has been good, because it's allowed us to continue talking about trouble in staying in trouble spice without having to physically travel, so that's been handy and we've got a couple of other business ideas. It will always floating around, but it's I. Guess Everything in general is a little bit uncertain at the moment. I'm kind of jealous of you podcast. Eighties cold, not so bomb voyage. It's all about the stuff that goes wrong on the rights. Then we've done a couple of episodes. We've shared stories of things that have gone wrong on the right, but as Jill said you. Focus your attention on your on your podcast until those stories. Where do they come from? So we tell stories that we find from France from other travel bloggers from stories from the news, all sorts of stories, books and movies, but all true stories of when things go wrong while traveling which we find to be, they make the best stories right. You don't come home and tell all your friends and family about the time that everything perfectly. When you're out traveling the world, you tell them about the time that your bus broke down or you had your cameras stolen or something crazy happened. Those always make the best stories, and we found that there with social media and instagram and everything. There was this skew trend towards the glamorous side of travel where everything is picture perfect and you're on a gorgeous beach. No one else is there and everything. It just looks wonderful, but everyone who's traveled knows that there's the other side of that where it's. You're hiking down to this beach in your sweaty and there's probably a million people there and somebody's trying to. To sell you, you know like that's just the real side of traveling, so we wanted to bring that the forefront and just chat with people about that and tell stories of when things go wrong in the road, because that's more interesting in our opinion,
Ending Racism with a Loving Heart
"High Spring, welcome back onto the hey. How's meditations podcast High Matteo so happy to be here, yeah. You and I recorded a podcast episode a few months ago. Meditation, Shamanism and Plant Medicine and your work with. Black and communities of Color in Oakland, and also with indigenous healers in Peru, but and we were going to air that episode, but as the world has been completely upended in the last month with the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and now. The unrest in deep manifests suffering in the US. Following the killing of George, Floyd. Unite thought it would be better to record a new podcast episode, so thanks for coming back so spring. I I I want to ask you. How are you doing right now? while. I'm doing really well in the face of all these different things that are happening I think it's a lot for all of us to hold, and you know one thing about me as I'll always continue doing what I. Do you know being a light in the world sharing teachings helping others in on some level that never changes no matter what the circumstances are. Right right how how is your heart? Right now with especially. I mean I know that you were in actually long-term retrieve like a six month retreat when you forced to leave that because of the pandemic and then you come out of that and now were in the last weeks, with unrest. How is your heart doing? Yeah I mean I was in a three month? Retreat so I have done six months retreat I love that I was on a three month course and halfway through, yet like many of us they decided to close the center where we were, and and that was probably the hardest part was sort of leaving and not having any idea of where I was going to go, and you know I had my whole calendar and a lot of that was in South America. So it's been a time of you know re evaluating everything and then discovering what are the opportunities now? Where where where am I called to work? Now you know as I see myself as a author. Yes, a teacher, but also a healer, and so for me, this was just. An opportunity to. figure out how best serve what I needed to do. You know so I went through big stages of grief at the beginning I think many of us did is just the shock and the loss of things, and and now I'm kind of more I have more momentum. Extent that reality and that's the heart is right. It's SORTA houses buoyancy, you know we go down. We go into the the sorrows of fear, and then you know we always rise again so at this moment. I'm kind of on an up. Note with is like okay, here's. This experience here we have all this this race and racism. That's kind of been. Highlighted with George Floyd's death in the other death of Ahmad, Aubrey and others, and now it's like okay. How do I need this? And and how do I help? How do I share how away? How do I bring some compassionate to this situation for myself and the my communities and the communities worldwide? I! I want to be mindful not to have in just full transparency here so I'm a white man, and you identify as an African American woman. Is that how you identify I? Do you know Biracial? My mother's white. My father is African American, but I appear as a woman of color, though and definitely you know how I identify as conventional reality for sure. So I I want to be mindful not to have. As they say not to have you do the emotional labor for me or for white people that that is to say to like so if you want as during our conversation the questioning today. If you want to say hey, Matteo, you need you to educate yourself by reading. These books go watch thirteenth, endear white people I understand. Okay. I'll let you know. For sure,
WHO: coronavirus cases increasing in Central and South America
"The emergence is chief of the World Health Organization says central and South America witnessing the most intense transmission of the corona virus but it's difficult to predict when the pandemic might pique their Michael Ryan says five of the ten countries recording the most new cases are in the Americas the US Brazil Peru Chile and Mexico he says hospitals are starting to strain under the pressure Ryan says in the WHL he's particularly concerned about places like Haiti because of the inherent weaknesses in their health systems he's clarified the outbreaks in South Asia and Africa well the difficult I'm not a stable Charles the last month London
WHO: coronavirus cases increasing in Central and South America
"Michael Ryan says five of the ten countries recording the most new cases are in the Americas the US Brazil Peru Chile and Mexico he says hospitals are starting to strain under the pressure Ryan says in the WHL he's particularly concerned about places like Haiti because of the inherent weaknesses in their health systems he's clarified the outbreaks in South Asia and Africa well the difficult I'm not a stable Charles the last month London
Latin America could be named virus epicenter
"Fares are growing Latin America could become the new at the center of the covert nineteen pandemic in Brazil the death toll is top twenty thousand after nearly twelve hundred deaths were reported Thursday it was the country's deadliest day to date Mexico is also reported over four hundred new codes and deaths and nearly three thousand new coronavirus cases Thursday both new single day records cases are also rapidly rising in Peru and Chile sixty percent of all new covert cases are now in South America Asia and Africa India and Indonesia both reported new daily highs of coronavirus cases Thursday China's reported a new corona virus outbreak in the province of ginning near the border of Russia and North Korea and Singapore reported about four hundred fifty new cases nearly all among migrants to live in crowded dorms quote built for foreign workers meanwhile in the Middle East the number of cases in Gaza doubled Thursday from twenty to forty nine raising fears of a new
Coronavirus disrupts Memorial Day weekend, Eid celebrations at the end of Ramadan
"Foley new coronavirus cases have dropped to zero in China but in Latin America it is a very different story pandemics persistence is hindered efforts to keep people safe and revive economies at the same time disrupting the Memorial Day weekend in the US and celebrations around the Muslim world marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan South America is becoming you at the center for the disease Dr Michael Ryan is director of the world health organization's emergencies program we've seen many south American countries with the increasing numbers of cases Brazil and Mexico have reported record numbers of cases and deaths infections have also risen in Peru Chile and Ecuador where intensive care units have been swamped the all three countries have drawn praise for imposing early business shutdowns and
Against All Odds: Lone Survivor
"Some survival stories hinge on strength of will a person's raw determination to live other times science steps in and saves the day Anna Hogan home worked as a radiologist at the University Hospital of North Norway. She made history there in nineteen ninety nine but on the operating table. Her remarkable incident began with a skiing trip after work with some colleagues. They were all avid skiers who were familiar with the local mountains and the conditions that day were ideal sunny with lots of fresh powder. They were only a few runs in. When Anna tripped losing her skis tumbled and slid toward a frozen stream when she hit the ice broke and her upper half was pulled into the frigid rushing. Water her friends ray able to reach her in grabbed her boots before the current could pull her all the way under. They phoned for help beneath the water. Bogging home struggled upward and managed to reach the airspace under the ice. She could breathe but her clothes were soaked. In near frozen water drowning now had to fight hypothermia to see who would get her first. By the time the Rescue Team arrived hacked a hole in the ice and halt her out. Bogging home had been submerged for nearly an hour and a half. Her skin was pure white. Her pupils were blown. She had no heartbeat. The Medevac helicopter. Ride took another hour during which the rescuers performed. Cpr At more information on the meat. Mak Your brain this piloting left to its own devices. The human body likes to be around ninety eight degrees Fahrenheit or thirty seven degrees Celsius all sorts of complex involuntary automatic. Things happen to keep you as close to that number as possible but the world is a cold place. Sometimes when the body census you getting too cold it begins to protect you from the outside in since air polls heat away from the surface of the body. Blood vessels in the skin begin. Constricting less blood is going to your arms and legs and more is staying in your core to keep your internal organs warm. This leaves -ceptable to frostbite. But you've got bigger problems. If the vessel constriction doesn't stop the temperature drop. The body tries to make more heat by moving the muscles. You'll start to shiver. Usually from the chest muscles outward. This too can be a problem if it goes on too long as it tears through your nutritional reserves and taxes heart increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke if your body temperature drops below ninety five degrees Fahrenheit thirty five Celsius hypothermia sets in your blood pressure drops and your breathing becomes shallow. This means less oxygen is getting to your brain which can bring on slurred speech. Confusion nonsensical action and none of which will be particularly helpful. Arctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott referred to this in his writings on his nineteen eleven expedition as a half thawed brain. And there's a truly bizarre reaction that happens sometimes paradoxical undressing the freezing person suddenly feels like they're burning up and strips off all their clothes so now you're dead and everybody can see your hoo-ha as the cooling continues. The brain and other organs begin to shut down when the helicopter landed at University. Hospital fog and homes core temperature was fifty six degrees Fahrenheit fourteen degrees Celsius about sixty percent of what it should be. She had no signs of life. But the head of the Emergency Department mads Gilbert and his team made a decision. Anna was not dead until she was warm and dead. They rushed log home into an emergency room and hooked up to a heart lung. Bypass machine pumping her blood out of her body to warm it and then pumping it back in hours past. And her temperature's slowly rose. The staff watched her vitals. The ekg machine blipped then flatlined again. Then booked again. Suddenly homes heart jumped back to life coming on its own. The cold had preserved her brain like an organ waiting to be transplanted even while it was starving. Her brain of oxygen on a bag home was alive but she had a long row to Hoe. It took twelve days for her to open her eyes and it would take years for her to walk again but she did hell. She even went skiing again though. I most certainly would not not unless you want to try to her. Record for the lowest body temperature in the living eventually person outdoor recreation while healthy and fun always carries with it inherent dangers analog in home had her friends nearby to help. Aaron Ralston did not to tell you his story. Please welcome Mike Guest one Herrera from the podcast sick Parviz magna now for a story of survival and April. Two thousand three mountaineer Aaron Ralston goes hiking at. Utah's Kenyans National Park. He befriends hikers Christie and making and shows him an underground pool after swimming. Aaron parts ways with hikers and continues through a Slot Canyon in Blue John Canyon climbing he slips and falls knocking over boulder which crushes his right hand and wrist against the wall. He calls for help but realizes soon that he is alone. Ralston begin recording a video diary to maintain morale as chips away parts of the boulder to try and free himself and tries to keep warm at night he rashes food and water to survive the ordeal. No water available. He is forced to drink his era. It is sterile for those that don't up. He sets up a pulley using his climbing rope. In a futile attempt to with the bowed over the next five days Ralston tries using his multi tool to cut himself free but the latest doll to cut the bone in his video. He becomes desperate and depressed. He elucidates about scape relationships and past experiences including a former lover and Krisztian Megan during one hallucination. He realizes his mistake that he did not tell anyone where he was going. And he decides that destiny has trapped him with the bolter on the six day. Ralston has a vision of his future. Son Springs Wilson Survive. He fashions or turnkey from a camel. Tube insulation and uses the Caribbean or to tighten it then using his knowledge of torque he breaks bone in his arm and using the multi tool so amputates it he wraps stump to prevent examination and takes a picture of the boulder repels down a sixty foot rock face using his other arm and drinks rainwater from open. He needs a family on a hike. Who ALERT THE AUTHORITIES AND A UTAH? Highway Patrol helicopter brings him to the hospital. Years Later Ralston starts a family continues climbing and always leaves a note saying where he has gone with that. Being said Aaron Ralston shares. What he has learned that three gifts. Adversity gives you one shows you who are what is important after realizing that we are likely going to die in that Canyon. Allston recorded goodbyes. To his family his last will and testament formulating those thoughts and focusing on his family kept him going and motivated not to give to it. Shows us what we're capable of multiple points throughout his experience said underestimated his ability to survive yet. Kept powering through emails stone. He thought would be his last. I found strength courage and determination and grit that I could never conceived of Ralston sub. Adversity causes us to dig deeper. Now he had ever done before to get in touch with the thing that motives even when we lose our motivation three. It shows what extraordinary about being alive. By the Time Ralston was able to amputate his own hand. He was smiling while he did it because he had come so close to death so many times throughout this ordeal driver freedom his well to see his family again genesis certainty that he had more life left to live in the end overpowered all of the agony and despair. He felt along the way Robinson is one of the few unforgettable survivor stories. That are out there. This has been done from Parvez. Magna giving an podcast. Check out my show as we talk about multiple success stories and how everyone got from their point point B. Thanks look in the show notes for a link to his show which all the appearing onto from that very well known story to one that's lesser known but always fascinates me when I come across it if again on Christmas Eve. Nineteen seventy-one Julianne. Cup was a high school senior living in Peru though she was a German citizen owing to her German researcher parents seventeen year old. Julian and her mother board a flight across the country to join her father at the research station. Her parents had founded. Julian's graduation was the day before and this way she could both attend the ceremony and the family could spend the holidays together
The Logic of People
"Everybody welcome back to the people process. Progress PODCASTS I'm your host Kevin Panel this episode twenty the logic of people in. We'll see why I'm calling that here in a little bit as we talk more with my Matt Schmitt. Ceo OF PEOPLE DOT AI. And thank you again for everyone. That's listen download subscribe. Please give us a rating out. There obviously more stars as good. Help US bump up to the top and share more great stories. Like we're GONNA get today talking with that and so today we'll learn about Matt where he grew up those kind of things Matt. Thank you again for being on the PODCAST. Really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you this evening. No Problem Kevin. Thanks so much for having me cool. So he mentioned. Let's you know the people process progress right so we're learning about you. Cover in the people component obviously a lot of process which is great. I'm excited to have that conversation and share that with other people all the processes you've been through in in in the industries that you've been part of and then of course share with folks As we make progress so kind of jumping into it. Where where are you from? And where did you grow up? Yeah so grew up in eastern North Carolina North Carolina's one of those interesting states. That has this island in the middle between the beaches and the mountains and everything in between is a farm country in in SPLAT and So I grew up in the farming country and was driven to build to get into technology and build a way to escape from the lack of of technology and progress in So came up to to the island here in Raleigh and went to College at NC State. That really kick me off in my My Journey Nice did you were you into technology. Maybe a lot. Were you excited about it or into it when you were younger like did you enjoy like Atari intendo or things like that? Did you have kind of a? You know an attraction to that and I'm GONNA be dated. I'm forty six. I may be older than ordering us. No totally totally had had all those things and you know we had. We had dial up internet. Remember getting my first computer and being intrigued by the potential of that and quickly taught myself how to program and That was really the first you know way to to begin. Escaping on started helping people build websites Back when I was a teenager and so that I've always had that sort of that entrepreneur. Draw ever since I was really young and That seems I've carried well for me did you. Did you get into any particular kind of code you know doing websites begging HMO or or just kind of a little bit everything a little bit of everything early on You know heavily into html and you know even before this was before there was really CSS and early into Java script and then quickly into building programs in basic and And then moving into languages like Java as I taught myself more and more about how to program it was really the I in the early days. It was really driven by You know funny enough as I had a an early computer and we had this. We had the dial up internet and I was really one of the things I was really driven by was. Hey you know. We don't have Microsoft word. I really think I could build something like that. That was foolish of me in the early days while ambitious vision ambition. Never Was Never Short on my in my youth man edge and that with Imagine right now what we're going through with dial up all. I don't understand the true pain that that is a you know when you had to have a separate phone line just so you get kicked off right Yeah that I I think I told some of the other day guys. We head this pandemic during the eighties or even the early nineties How much worse it would be and you didn't get your free Internet. Cd in the mail may trying to figure out how to get into AOL right. You're it'd be along in. Would you know what that's also included that bug of doing that making Got TO NC state and so did you major in computer science or similar a major there. Eso majored in computer engineering and computer and electrical engineering because Foolish me I thought I wanted to actually build the parts of the computer that I wanted to program them until I learned that I hated. Physics hunts so that that really kinda pointedly you know. I still went through with the computer engineering and the electrical engineering but was really focused on programming. And the more computer science aspect of it was doing that all throughout college and That was really where I found a guy connected with my partner. These on Long before it was called We started to build a business together. So were you you met at college. Yeah so he had a business that was had relocated from New York and was in Kerry and he was looking for some people to join his team. And this was in. You know I guess. Mid Dot Com crash Here And so you know. I joined in. You know everything plummeted as know. Our customers lost their customers. And so on and we had this great website called Java lobby and We figured out how to sell ads around and that was really the start of it as we built some interesting technology and learned how to publishers in turn that into a building one of the world's largest developer portals Diese wow I mean that's pioneering stuff right and then there weren't as many tools right to be able to that kind of wrote a lot of scripts for you or helped you along. So did you all have to do a lot of you know just a lot of hours in front of the keyboard. And you know mapping and work like that. Yeah this was you know long before you could really you know there were You had to build everything in those days send so there were know the early days of even things like Google ad sense in go blab words in those types of things. But you know we were. We had to build our own community software And so it was. This was even probably before the May have even been before blogs but certainly before blogs became the place that everybody Trying to put their communities. How did you find Many like minded in in school folks at school they are or were you able to against still pretty. I guess earliest days kind of reach out to other where their user communities than that you all could kind of bounce ideas off each other as well. you know. So that's what we provided primarily and so job lobby had been started by my partner as we scanned it. But in those days you know. The the developing world is much more fragmented job lobby really provided a place for developers have an independent voice in an independent community that was separate from the vendors who were really controlling the messaging Peru tools and development. The is in those days Which is is somewhat different than than what you get. These days and open source was what it was. You know what it is now. It was a big deal if he were open source back so everything is sorta come much further much more quickly than it was in those days.
Prosecutor: Grand jury to weigh charges in Georgia shooting
"Motive I'm not over showing it was up killed on Moscow February twenty very third no often one reflecting has been arrested local or cultures charged in the the case theme Tomasz his family in calls Mexico it murder in logos cell phone also video posted comes to the in internet Argentina he seen jogging man down a characters residential in Brunswick Peru street and colorful when two men swimsuits from a pick up prince truck in confront Colombia him one and with some a shot activists gun the put other masks a handgun for political only statement parts of the encounter one where caught it says on camera it's a way but the to shops express are clearly yourself heard when and the virus Aubrey first is seen hit collapsing pharmacist according quickly to the run police out report of conventional Gregory face Biggs moss Michael now who in is Havana a former Cuba police officer women says work he and there his saying son thought we sheen's Aubrey using was leftover a robbery fabric suspect to make and free that Aubrey masks attacked the neighbors his son I'm Jocelyn to district this month attorneys have already recused themselves over conflicts of interest I'm Julie Walker
Prosecutor: Grand jury to weigh charges in Georgia shooting
"Officials I rarely Georgia have prosecutor used zoomed in in wants Latin on one a grand of America the country's jury largest to outside decide markets if hospitals criminal the fruit charges before vegetables are warranted the corona and in virus the flowers death pandemic of a black the Chennai facemasks man market who was out the not five jogging compulsory hundred shops for and many shot have remained after and open that becoming a chase a colorful through India's by armed part nation white of the wide region's men lockdown daily who life told hundreds police of traders they motives suspected would visit showing regularly he up was on a Moscow burglar until the market very was shut I'm often on not Monday reflecting over it was local killed after cultures February a viral twenty third cluster fifteen no was one detected Tomasz has been arrested in Mexico a senior or charged coordinator logos in the says case also some his seven family comes thousand calls in Argentina it people murder connected in cell phone to man the video market characters posted I'm to in not the Peru internet being traced he and seen and colorful jogging quarantined swimsuits down a residential prince I'm in Brunswick Charles Colombia street the Ledesma when and two men some activists from a pick up put truck masks confront for political him one statement with a shot gun one the where other it a says handgun it's a way only to express parts of the yourself encounter caught when the on virus camera first but the hit shops pharmacist are clearly heard quickly run and out Aubrey of conventional is seen face collapsing moss according now in Havana to the police Cuba report Gregory women Biggs work Michael there who saying is a former she's police using officer leftover fabric says he and his to make son thought free mosques Aubrey was the neighbors a robbery suspect I'm Jocelyn and this that month Aubrey attacked his son to district attorneys have already recused themselves over conflicts of interest I'm Julie Walker
In Latin America, face masks become a form of expression
"Motive showing up on Moscow very often reflecting local cultures the theme Tomasz in Mexico logos also comes in Argentina man characters in Peru and colorful swimsuits prince in Colombia and some activists put masks for political statement one where it says it's a way to express yourself when the virus first hit pharmacist quickly run out of conventional face moss now in Havana Cuba women work there saying we sheen's using leftover fabric to make free masks the neighbors I'm Jocelyn this month
In Latin America, face masks become a form of expression
"Officials rarely have used zoomed in in Latin on one of America the country's largest outside markets hospitals the fruit before vegetables the corona and virus flowers pandemic the Chennai facemasks market the not five compulsory hundred shops for many have remained and open that becoming a colorful through India's part nation of the wide region's lockdown daily life hundreds of traders motives would visit showing regularly up on Moscow until the market very was shut often on Monday reflecting local after cultures a viral cluster fifteen was detected Tomasz in Mexico a senior coordinator logos says also some seven comes thousand in Argentina people connected to man the market characters I'm in not Peru being traced and and colorful quarantined swimsuits prince I'm in Charles Colombia the Ledesma and some activists put masks for political statement one where it says it's a way to express yourself when the virus first hit pharmacist quickly run out of conventional face moss now in Havana Cuba women work there saying she's using leftover fabric to make free mosques the neighbors I'm Jocelyn this month
Japan adds 14 more countries to entry ban list
"Japan's prime minister Shinzo Ave says his country is adding fourteen more countries including Russia Peru and Saudi Arabia to the entry ban list this as China steps up border control against the corona virus with infections continuing to spread in that country Japan has already banned entry for more than seventy
Travel to Senegal and The Gambia
"Welcome the image traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about West Africa. I like to welcome to the show. Brian Asher from the world hiker DOT COM. Who has come to talk to us about Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa? Brian Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I know you were surprised that we had not previously done in episode of Amateur Traveler on this region and as we were talking about before we started recording. We don't get as many pitches but also there aren't as many travelers who tend to go to west Africa East Africa. Southern Africa tend to get a little more tourists in general. Why should someone go to that region before we focus in on Senegal? Gambia I think. West Africa's really vibrance several my friends. Who have been there for years in the Peace Corps? Said it's about the People? It's about the markets it's about the color it's about the way they treat you just the life that's on the streets of West Africa. I think we hear of animals. Safaris maybe eastern Southern Africa West. Africa's is really the beating hearts of the continents with some of the most populous countries in the fascinating region with lots of smaller countries grouped. In that you can visit In the whole region there will. We've chosen to talk about Senegal and the Gambia one. Because you've been there recently and we always try and focus on someplace. That wasn't a ten years ago trip. The you've been to all the countries in Africa. Yes four fifty four nations and Africa hats off to you. Thank you and people may be wondering why we're talking about the two of them. This is one of those very odd places where one country actually completely surrounds. The exactly the Gambia's inside of Senegal. So the Gumby has no other neighbors have Senegal to the North East. The South and the West is the ocean. So it's completely involved excellent. And why should someone go to Senegal Gambia? I think Senegal and the Gambia great introduction to Africa and especially to West Africa. They're safe countries. They're countries that are kind of a soft introduction. They're not quite as hard hitting some the other countries in west Africa. Very safe to visit for me. The the weather was very nice after coming from kind of more tropical and intense heat in the Sahara for example movement way across and the people. The people are very friendly. There's not vowed kind of lively music in the streets that you can listen to all the time and there is a decent number of Europeans between but a large French population. There's quite a few Lebanese. That live there a special indy car in the capital of Senegal. And it's it's very soft welcoming place that would not intimidate so I think most people when they think of Africa that would be a great place to start and by contrast. Then what you're saying is there's some of their neighbors. We're them might be a little more. You think twice about going because of poverty terrorism Civil war or disease. Yeah those those are the only reasons I can think of not to go to some of the areas over the last ten years at least in western Africa and I think the Transportation as well kind of infrastructure with having made my way of public transportation there are a lot of Africa can be extremely slow and the Senegal Gambia. Our little breath of fresh air to be able to get around quite a bit easier than the light of the countries in the region and I'm fascinated to hear about this. I have technically been indycar but really only in the airport. And they didn't let me off the plane so I really knew very little about the area. So what kind of itinerary would you recommend? I think that Senegal be the one that you'd want to spend more time in. The car has quite a bit to see in there quite a few beaches right there. Outside of the city I stayed in a neighborhood called walk. Tom Which is nicely placed next to the African Renaissance Monument which is the largest statue and all of Africa. That kind of looks down on the whole region there and Indycar and you can take a couple of really nice day trip south from the car so if you stayed there for two three or four days I think that would be an ideal amount of time to spend their most people like I went to a place called Goree Island which is very famous for being one of the biggest places that had slaves that were coming out to the Americas and you can learn a lot but the history. They're easy to walk around. There's a ferry that goes every couple hours to get there and place it almost everyone. The cousin Senegal visits during the first couple days sides stay for the car to three days with the city and the surrounding area and then a couple of days up to St Louis which is about four hours for five hours north by bus. Okay and you could spend a day or two. They're known for its famous. Saint Louis Arch known. Not that Saint. Louis Okay the other Saint Louis in Senegal. It takes a good six to eight hours going by bus. You could take a private car if you want. Or if you're on a tour to get down to the Gambia assume that's GONNA take up half or two thirds of a day and then I'd be down in Bonn Jewel and area right below it whether it's nice speeches and a monkey parking things for two to three days so I think you could easily piece together somewhere between eight and ten days which would be kind of a nice length of a visit between Senegal Gambia. Excellent so you started us into car and you mentioned going out to the island whose name I've already forgotten it's gory island heart ee. Eileen with just one of the biggest hubs for the slave trade and they have fairies that go out every couple hours and that's definitely Come a must do if you're in Dakar. I think almost anyone I've talked to has done not visit for half day or two thirds of the day and real easy to walk arounds. Thinks about a kilometre too long. And that's locals there with colorful art kids playing soccer in slave museums. That are there that you can visit as well and so I assume there's a fourth year which is where they keep the slaves locked up. Yes and what else are we going to do the two or three days in the car? How are we gonNA spend that you mentioned the monument and there's a couple of monuments there the country it's about ninety six percent Muslim and so there's several nice mosques to visit as well in the lot of fishermen that go out and I love think West Africa? One of the images of the coastal areas. Are these colorful fishing boats that you can see like dozens of guys sliding off into the water and then sliding back up with their catch from the day and there's a lot of seafood that they bring in so these real colorfully painted. Boats is one of the images that you'll see on the coast there in Indycar and their fishing from the there than rather than from okay and is there a place you would go to see that. There is a mosque called the mosque of the divinity which had a bunch of these colorful boats right next to it and it's right there in the car about five or ten minutes from where I was staying in the neighborhood of calm and I stayed AIRBNB. There's lots of airbnb options there for budget travelers and there's all different ranges of accommodation but there are inexpensive options for those looking for him as well and I stayed with a local man there and enjoyed always like state local people to give you all flavor of what it's like will what I usually find when we're talking about. Travelling in lesser developed areas of Africa is that we're talking about not an inexpensive flight to get in relatively expensive for the distance intra country flights inside of Africa. Compare for instance or a US but then really cheap food and really cheap housing. Is that right? Yeah that's true. And so that's the Pros and cons. I always way between local transport and the flights I think the flights between the Gambian cars forty minutes so in say but I just checked in it's still upwards of one hundred forty to one hundred eighty dollars for a forty minute one slight. It's not too bad for Africa standards. It can be a lot worse a lot worse or west African flights but bus. I WanNa say it was about eighteen dollars that took me there so you just have to pick and choose. What's worth more your your time or your money. Well and that is going to be an individual choice. Yeah another thing. A lot of people like to do is there's a pink lake there several of these in the world. There's one in Mexico unless Jerry I believe and there's one about Sarah outside of Dakar. That is is another kind of one of them. Must do things on the visit. That would take you maybe about a half day and so that is really really pick. Yeah if you look at pictures online. There's one called Rainbow Mountain in Peru or I don't know how much instagram or things put filters on it and this one depending on who's pictured is it's pink. It was quite pink but sometimes the pictures make it. Look even more amazingly think depend on. The season tends to be kind of lighter darker shades of pink. That has the salt miners. That are out there. And kind of local people selling artwork in tourist items. So and so this is Lake Ripa. Yes my GRANDPA Loch rose. I think in French shore the lake what it can go by. I would say gory. Islands and Pink Lake would be to half day trips. That would make sense to have with your day or so exploring around the car so to make it two or three days for the car and it strives. You might say
Understanding Photography Education with Darlene Hildebrandt
"Welcome back to another episode of this week and vote on your host. Frederik van Johnson. Today have the distinct honor and pleasure of having a an longtime friend of mine. Darlene Hildebrandt on the show to discuss a topic. That's near and dear to both of our hearts and that's education and we'll topics education and photography. We're GONNA talk about both of those and it's more specifically what's Kinda the state of the Union in that area. Is it still save your money? Go to a brick and mortar school. Is it by a bunch of workshops? Forget all that and just learned from. Youtube is it by courses online. Darlene is here to demystify all that for us and and sort of dive into it. Yeah Darlene how you doing? It's long time no see Ed. Flynn too long. Frederic. How are you? I'm doing good I'm good. It's going to see your face. You never change smiling faces always exactly the same. I like it so few more as my hairdresser called sparkly sparkley hairs. Ono's I love those. That's good that is good. It means you each one means you're wiser than people that don't have cancer. Barclays sparklys roller Before we dive into the meat of the conversation I want to talk about the Just sort of you know the state of your union. The State of Digital Photo Mentor DOT COM. And all that stuff you know what's new and great. Yeah the world that you build. You've got a storied history. I mean you've worked with amazing companies. You've been in the education space as long as I have at least so what's what's going on. What are you guys working on? What you building. What is the? What's the state of the Union? So about as you mentioned. I've been involved in the education of photographers for awhile. Now I've been teaching locally for eight years already and I was the managing editor of digital photography school. Dps for five years. And I left. Eps A year ago to branch out and expand my own horizons and they wished me well. And you know we're all on good terms and we still talk and that's great And just in the last year we've been building Lor Tara fee tours. I've been to India and Vietnam and Peru in the last twelve months I posted on my facebook awhile ago that in the last few months. I've been on twenty seven actual different airplanes and been to seven different countries. Wow that is so so you know what that means. It means so we're we in the beginning. We decided to focus this interview on education. Clearly there needs to be another one that talks about travel and how to do it without losing all your stuff. Yeah and I think they go hand in hand together as well travel and photography and education because on the tours is a great opportunity for people who aren't usually in sort of immersed in photography as a day to day endeavor. It gives them a chance to. That's all they're focused on is taking pictures and learning about their camera every single day for two weeks or whatever it is and just by most. They're gonNA go home with with some more knowledge in. Just just just the idea of putting yourself out of your comfort zone right. It's like whenever even if it's just like for me even if it's just going to the next town over or into San Francisco and the burbs of San Francisco going into San Francisco proper. You get a different energy and it kinda starts tickling different creative synapses that make you WANNA try stuff. So that's so let. Let's switch gears and talk about education so set the stage here so there's there's the different modalities of learning right. Some people learn better by having their butt in a seat in an instructor in front of the class is some people learn better solo. Some people learn better one on one. Some people you know. Hey Youtube. Give Me Youtube and a topic. I'll figure it out in a deconstruct. My favorite photograph that way. Some people need online courses. That are focused on a particular subject or topic. How do you? What's best you know from from the photo mentor herself? What's the what's the best process to going from people saying? Hey Jane You. You might have chops as a photographer. You should really pursue this too actually being good. How do you get good so I think the key you missed one? Actually one modality of learning that is by doing and I think Like I talked about the semi classes when I teach in person classes and I actually have one last night We talked about the basics of processing last night. And you learn either There's actually studies done on this. You learn by either listening to somebody else speak so that could be a video or in person alive class Or by reading rain so any book or something like that or by doing and I think I think most people learn best with a combination of all three right so in my live classes I try incorporate a little bit of everything right so I have them write their own notes. A have them listen to me for a while and then we actually you know. Get their cameras out. We're actually doing style for computers if we're doing processing By doing like if I go way back in my history right like we're going back thirty years now. I'M GONNA date myself here again. The the sparkly airs Thirty plus years ago I went to college. Did a two year program. Which was you know? Degree program if Star Affi and I've been asked that question is if I was to do it all over again now. Would I do that? You know there's been debates about college programs like you mention and what I do that and I can't honestly say with certainty that I would at in this day and age because there's so many other avenues available that you can learn from like you said Youtube and all of those things what college does give you and what a lot of my students always ask me and my classes win. Am I going to get it? When is there going to be this magic? A Ha moment the light bulbs going to go on and then all of a sudden you know I understand my camera and understand light and all these other things and my answer is always the saying when you put in your ten thousand hours rain and if you're doing a college program course where you're doing it every day and you have homework you're GONNA get your ten thousand hours faster range you you're someone wants told me. I forget who it was. Someone wants us the same sort of ten thousand our analogy but they were saying from a photographer standpoint. Just think of your shutter finger as being filled with one million bad images and the only way to get to the good ones to get the bad ones out. Because it's linear right so it just take you gotTa keep taking pictures to get. Isn't that a cartoon persona quote or something. I duNno I duNno. Maybe there's a famous quarter. Maybe it's Karcher song but it sounds like something that he would have said about. You know your your worst pictures are your first ten million or ten thousand or whatever
"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
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"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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"All the different spirits things that goes on there, and they're gone. So what are they end up doing? Well, first of all they actually found someone else, and they paid someone else extra money to kind of walk them through a little bit of macho peach you, but then they found us, and they're like, hey, Diamant, if we tag along and listened to David, you know, tell us more of Monte peachy because they didn't get the information that they wanted. They didn't get any history or education or like why the Incas built Ma. Each you. Or what these certain things were. They didn't get any of that. So the actually paid someone extra to walk them through some of it. And then they were even they came to us. Hey, do you mind if we tag along and ask David questions like it was just kind of it was unbelievable? But I'm really glad that they were able to experience everything David had offered. This is where we're bragging on our guides again because they're top notch. I mean, they like, they don't leave your side. They don't leave you hanging. They explain everything thoroughly. They know. I mean, David's been doing this for over twenty years. Like, this is his home. He loves it. He loves the Andes, huge passion, you go to our Facebook, our Instagram, you see a picture of David cheese in it. I mean cheese and on the trail because he loves this so much, and that's what you're going to experience. Yeah. I think the big thing here too is like our guys gonna hold your hand the entire way. He's gonna be with us not gonna leave your side. You're going to be with him. He's gonna know where his group is at all times. I mean, if you wanna sleep in you wanna show up that's on you. But the day our guys flexible, he wants you to have a great experience in Peru. Because who knows if you ever gonna come back most people aren't going to be like us. They're not gonna come back. And that's okay. We're not offended by that the point is you're there once make the most of it make that adventure get to the top rainbow mountain. Do what you need to do. I'm looking at you. What that Rameau mountains make it? I'm saying though, you're there once make it happen. Do you do what's best for you? So when you leave and you go back home, you say man, I made the most that trip, and you don't wanna pay you don't wanna pay for something. And be like God. I wish I wish it could have been different. You don't want to regret it like like David said, you're probably gonna go to prove once this is more than likely once in a lifetime trip. So make the most of it make the most of it and get what you know, you're worth joy, it if you wanna learn the history of Monchy peachy and things like that make sure that you are booking with somebody like hachi that has the guys that has the experience if you want to pay less money and go somebody's gonna. Drop you off. That's fine. You can do that. You're you're gonna get what you pay for. That's for damn. We don't recommend. We recommend having somebody walk you through the history. So you come you come away from Peru. And you're just like unbelievably amazed. You don't walk away from Peru with a lot of questions assessment to that though. And the point they that we're talking about is that that Kevin CARA that same group ended up booking a trip with us their last day. So it goes full circle. Right. They booked the trip with us afterwards. And then we've actually got some people that we talked to that had amazing testimony. We're gonna get them on the show that has our goal in the next month. Get people on this show to tell you how awesome our troops are compared to what they heard from other people in give people in the show who did both care and Kevin love to get them onto to explain what it was their first time with a group. And then when it was like, and we're not going to bash any company names, you wanna do the research out there. And do I got I got two things for you right now. K one is you wanna pay less money? Go ahead. And do it. You're not gonna get the best service and number two. Maybe or maybe not they aren't fact pain their guides paying the people that work for the company of locals good enough money to survive. And that's the key thing. They're probably paying just enough to survive and we're doing better than that. Because we care about these people. We want them to grow want them to develop and keep moving forward. Yes. Trust us. We know the numbers, and they're they're paying them less. Yeah. Absolutely. Not great mentioning names said, but it's it's not good. It's just not good. It's not fair. Exactly. It's like if you got a tour here in the United States is twenty dollars, and you're paying, you know, charging twenty three dollars three bucks gonna meet to take this group out. It's horrible anyway. Ridiculous. I digress. We need. It. We need not get into a rant of that. We're sitting at about twenty minutes guys. Thanks so much for hanging out with the set the Pru travel podcasts. Hit us up Kaci life dot com. CA C H I, piss Instagram Kaci life hit us on Facebook. We don't have a lot of Facebook followers, for whatever reason. So hit us about Facebook. Shoot us a DM. If you want. And you got questions yet concerns you've got random talking points. But say, hey, Dave, guess what? I hate your voice message to me. I wanna hear it live and in color. Okay. Tell them. All right. Thanks so much for hanging out of this today. We appreciate you have a good drive into work wherever it is. You're going to see you or hear from new improve varies soon. Take care.
"peru" Discussed on Peru Travel Podcast
"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. So very much for listening in you know, it's been great to get feedback in here. Get emails and get questions and people just kind of reaching out just asking simp-. Things. So don't be afraid to do that. She just Email Addison Instagram his up on Facebook Kaci life Kaci, life dot com and just keep into us, man. We love having awesome viewers. Awesome travelers. We don't wanna stay just improve. Actually, we're going to reach out to the other spectrums of the world. So keep in touch with us as we progress because we definitely don't wanna stay locked into one country wanna keep growing. So and somebody asked me a question before we end this said, how do you spell Kaci? So I just want everybody to know case, you didn't know Kaci is C A C H I, so Kaci life dot com. Hit us up. What if they don't wanna spill wife? Hey, I think you got other problems. Guys. And we'll see you on the next episode to get.
"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.