Perú '99: Pachucos on Tour

August 1999

  • "Chimu" Chemo
  • Chris
  • Erwin
  • Jeff
  • Luis
  • Rav

Expedition Teams

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (Pachucos Reuters Wanabes/PRW). August 1999, the Pachucos deployed three exploration teams in the Republic of Peru. In an effort to find the answers for their particular research goals, the exploration teams dispersed through the country, creating independent adventures which intertwined at times. While the specific activities of the aforementioned expeditions still remain in the domain of leyends, and some of the recorded information was destroyed on the Red-wine Battle, experts have been able to document the trip with the remaining information. The results of the experts' effort are presented here classified by exploration teams.


Pachucos I

  • Chemo

  • Erwin

  • Luis

  • Rav

Pachucos II

  • Jeff

Pachucos III

  • Chris


Trip Commentary

You can't visit all Peru in only 11 days. However I liked what I did in that amount of time over there. Not that I had no regrets (I still would like to hike the Inca Trail), but we spent a great time over there. There was something for everything:

Thinking retrospectively about the trip, I think my favorite place would be Cuzco (the ancient capital of the Inca empire) and it's surroundings. If you're planning to go to Peru for the first time, make enough time to visit Cuzco, which the UNESCO declared a World Heritage in 1983. Even if you're racing, it will take you three days to complete the city tour, the Sacred Valley tour, and the must-see Machu-Pichu visit. But remember that Cuzco is 3,471 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level. Therefore some time is required to adapt to the high altitude. However time at Cuzco es well-spent. I particularly enjoyed our "relax-day" at Cuzco strolling through the city, reading a book in the Plaza de Armas while drinking a Mate de Coca, and enjoying the city and its atmosphere.

Also notorious at Cuzco is the nightlife. There is something for every taste. Although it might be adapted to the local customs. We went ot a Bar/Disco/Peña called Kamikaze, a very fun place, where we listen to some music adaptations of the Beatles using modern and Andean instruments concurrently. And it sounded quite good! Hey, even the local Hari-Krishnas use Charangos!


Gallery
In construction... I'm still scanning. Most of the pictures are avilable, but I still need to scan a few more. At the moment I'm organizing all the pictures and writing the history behind it.

For the Expedition Team I you can check the trip events and pictures here.

Also, you can check Rav's Pictures of the trip

For Pictures of the Expedtion Team II you can check Jeff's Pictures of the trip


Links

Peru Explorer
Lonely Planet: Destination Perú
Perú Map
Lonely Planet: Pic's of Perú