Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Today has been unreal! We woke and walked up to this tram area to take a “gondola” thing—like a ski lift tram thing—up the mountain. It was like a dream! We had to take two different lifts up to the top of this mountain. Yes, there was snow. Yes, it was freezing. Yes, it was absolutely amazing! Take a look at the pictures. We then took a slippery walk/hike for awhile down the mountain to a tiny hut that a man built and dedicated as a church to thank God. There was a cross on the roof, and a few paintings and a little statue in there. It was literally in the crevice of two peaks. After this we walked to a miniature cabin for some fruit tea and a native sandwich…bread with cheese (which was thick and smelly, word around the street is that it was absolutely volatile) or meat (raw bacon. This is what I had, and it was fatty and horrifying). Ha, I don’t know why I’m telling you all this. Then we hiked down! And now we are in this remote city with the afternoon up for grabs. I’m not sure what we’ll do. But I’m off!