We made it to Cusco, elevation 11,000 ft. Barely? Finally? After one cancelled flight, one missed connection, 5 hours of standing in lines, two brief airline hotel voucher sleeps, and 45 hours we arrived in Cusco WITH all our luggage. (Which, by the way, has been reduced to 3 suitcases & 4 carry-ons – but we’re still calling the site 4 Suitcases.)
Not the most auspicious start, to say the least. Now we have to keep telling the girls it is going to be better, I promise.
We haven’t had too much trouble with altitude sickness. It seemed to hit Olivia and I the hardest and the first day I felt like total crap. Of course the journey here didn’t help. We seem to have adjusted pretty well and just have to stop a bit to catch our breath every so often when walking through town.