Thursday, July 3, 2008

7.3.2008: weeks 2 and 3

movie of the day: jumanji (in spanish)



tons of pictures and stuff. its been a while.

two weekends ago, we went up in the hills and cooked wattia, a traditional peruvian potato dish cooked by first builidng an oven out of dirt, burning wood to coals inside, tossing in potatos, then collapsing the dirt oven around the potatos. the food was a little dirty, but still the bomb.

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heres some llamas/alpacas, im not sure which.
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while waiting for the wattia to cook, we threw down on a little mud facepaint action. watch out for the ray bans

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heres some of the crew. from left to right: roy the ill chef, zombie micah, aydea, christina and aaron from canada. theyre real cool people for sure.

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theres a ton of wonerful paintings hiding around cusco. heres one of my favorites.
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view on the way up to saccsayhuaman, one of the incan ruins around cusco and venue for inti rayme.
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hikin it
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we tought the chillin´kickball
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the crowd at inti rayme.
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the most hapnin´ dude at inti rayme. my man was definately holdin down the dinosaur sweater.
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INTI RAYME!!
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top of the rock slide at saccsayhuaman. a natually smoothed out rock face thats great for sliding. kind of dangerous, but thats ok.
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photography by romario:
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other volunteers at the orphanage.
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im on a mission try try every candy in cusco. so far, mogul frutales is my favorite. at this point i feel like cusco really shines when it comes to fruity candies. their chocolates could use some work.
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this past weekend i went on a 4 day trek to machu picchu, the most famous of the known incan ruins and one of the 7 wonders of the world. the first day was spent biking from the top of a mountain down into the jungle.
top of the mountain:
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road down:
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into the jungle:
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the homie/guide, edgar. funny funny funny
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i love riding bikes. riding bikes in peru makes me happy. my bike broke halfway down and i had to wait in this peruvian jungle village with michelle for a ride to the next village.
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waiting:
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we finally got a ride as it started to get dark. midnight (not really midnight) ride through a peruvian jungle:
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a monkey drinking juice:
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friends/climbing buddies/housemates in the jungle:
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4:00 am hike up machu picchu to catch sunrise at the top:
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aaaaand machu picchu! beaaauutifull! more beautiful than beautiful.

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sunrise at the top:
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the closet peak you see behind the ruins is wayna picchu. we climbed that joint. it was high.

goin up:

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micah getting ready to backflip off one of the seven wonders of the world = a wonderful backflip:

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this high:

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at the top of the world:

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climbed this one the day before. it had ladders.

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tatted up at machu picchu

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tied to the tracks by jungle bandits. yikes!

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peru shoes. custom work by kid romario:

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with the artist:

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more photography by romario:

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sack of potatoes, not children:

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beefin up. watch out.

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romario

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thats all.

4 comments:

tommy teav [FHSB] said...

ahahaha i was just checking your blog this morning, but there was no updates and i was kinda sad, but ghea you updated it?!?!?! reading the captions to the photos are heckza funny. keep it up guy, i want to see more! hahah

Heather "skatebus driver number one" Stone said...

haha you spin kids around in bags thats orphan torture, those are beautiful pictures, say hi to romario he looks coolio, every kid in peru that i met was my friend right away they are the best kids in the world

we miss you!!!

Roy Flores Gonzalez said...

Hi Micah:

It an amazing blog man!!!!
it made me laugh, so see you at family house, later.

Adieu

jon said...

Amazing stuff dude.
My fave is the pic from the ledge looking down, with just your shoe in the frame = insane.
Glad you're taking in every moment.


oh hey i'm actually not gonna make it up to S dot, Wash this month.
Gonna call and tell your folks the bad news. But that just means we can hang when i do show up.

ciao amigo. keep snappin.