Sunday, July 30, 2006

We're in the Mountains!!

Yeah!! We're here in the mountains for a month to go to language school! The temperature has been awesome!!! We were actually cold last night :) We're high up - over 6,000 feet!!! It's crazy! I had a little bit of altitude sickness yesterday, but I'm fine now :) We were glad we brought our "backpacker backpacks" instead of luggage because the cars can only go so far up the mountain, and then you have to walk the rest - and it's steep!! hahaha - it was a fun adventure. We took a train & a taxi to get here and it was the best train ride we've ever had here! It was awesome!!

We have leaches here!! (Is that how you spell it??) - you know, those little blood-sucking slug things that usually live in lakes or streams... well, it's so moist and wet up here (because we're above the clouds) that they just hang out on the ground... we found one on our wall last night and everyone says to carry around some salt in your pocket in case they latch onto you :) hahaha I thought that was funny :)

This is the guest house that we're staying in :) Cool hunh? It's like a little cabin inside! It's strange though- all the doorways inside are really small (like 5 feet tall)- I have to totally duck to go through them... I wacked my head really hard two times yesterday and I have some seroious bumps on my head today :) We start language school tomorrow and we're pumped!! Whoo hoo!!

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Kelley said...

Dude you got jipped...the taxis sure can go all the way up the mountain... sounds like a taxi driver didn't want to

SouthAsiaRocks said...

We didn't get jipped! The taxi went all the way up the mountain, but couldn't go up the entrance to our guest house... which is a LONG mountain! and is really narrow (too narrow for a car) :) Thanks for the info though.

Annie said...

Looks like an amazing view- and cold! well that beats the 100 degree temp any day. Hope all is well. Let us know how you are doing.

Kelley said...

I see...he couldn't go up the switchbacks.... those are pretty tough. I would have been in better shape if we had stayed there!