Going to Machu Picchu in March.

@marguicha (100518)
Chile
September 7, 2017 3:50pm CST
Today, Tania, my eldest daughter called. She told me that there was this very inexpensive ticket for Cusco and would I like to buy it. My daughter has been telling me for 15 years that she would take me to Cusco and Machu Picchu. She went there for the first time with her then BF and I was in charge of the kids. She came back elated and told me she would take me. Since then, she has gone many times and I was never invited. Now, she either decided that it was now or never, or she is more comfortable with her youngest boy with his father. I´ll go with her and her BF. I hope I will survive the trip. Over 10 years ago I was younger and in good health. Now I don´t want to make a list of my ailments. But I´d love to see the beatiful churches in Cusco and go to Machu Picchu, Valle de Reyes and some warm springs in the middle of the mountains.
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@TheSojourner (17306)
• United States
8 Sep 17
Oh, goodness. sounds beautiful.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
11 Sep 17
I hope I will survive it all. Ten years ago, I would run to it. Now I can only cross my fingers.
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• United States
12 Sep 17
@marguicha and a year or two ago you may not have ever believed you'd be going again! I am looking forward to hearing of your adventure!
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
12 Sep 17
@CoralLevang I have never gone to Cusco and Machu Picchu. I know that it is much too high. And my body is not what it used to be. I´m aware of its problems.
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@amadeo (70857)
• United States
7 Sep 17
I hope so that you will survive the trip there.How wonderful if you able to make i. What a wonderful experience for you.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
7 Sep 17
I only wish I had gone when younger. But I didn´t.
@amadeo (70857)
• United States
9 Sep 17
@marguicha I know the feeling.Same here but then did not have any money to do so like today
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
11 Sep 17
@amadeo We did not have much extra money when the daughters were growing.
@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
7 Sep 17
Sounds like a wonderful place. I am sure that you will have a wonderful time.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
7 Sep 17
I hope the high altitude doesn´t kill me.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
7 Sep 17
@marguicha that may be hard on you. I hope it doesn't give you trouble.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
7 Sep 17
@Happy2BeMe I will have to chew coca That´s what the aymaras do.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Sep 17
You definitely should go. It's gonna be an adventure of a life time. :) Good luck and enjoy
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
11 Sep 17
I hope I will not ruin my daughter´s trip.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Sep 17
@marguicha don't worry about that. have fun
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
13 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha I hope I won´t.
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@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
12 Sep 17
that is just months away. Age would not be a deterrent I guess. I hope you have fun.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
12 Sep 17
Years ago it was before I had cancer. The side effects of chemo exist. They are not things I imagine.
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@Yadah04 (3003)
• Philippines
12 Sep 17
@marguicha oh, i did not see that coming. never knew you had cancer, i am sorry. What type of cancer do you have?
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
12 Sep 17
@Yadah04 A lymphoma. It is on remission now, but in the last years I got some side effects that are product of the lifesaving chemotherapy.
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@KristenH (24764)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
7 Sep 17
That sounds like a fun trip. Hope you can go this time around.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
7 Sep 17
I hope I don´t have trouble with the altitude.
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@KristenH (24764)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
8 Sep 17
@marguicha I hope not. Is there something you can take for that?
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
11 Sep 17
@KristenH The ancient way to do it is to chew coca leaves
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