"HUANCAYO PERU" Huancayo by DennyP

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HUANCAYO PERU

My main reason for visiting here were twofold...firstly ,I wanted catch the train from Lima to Huancayo as (at the time ) this was the highest train journey in the world..secondly was the quite famous and well known local market held there..known for its wonderful alpacca products ie: clothing and ponchos..
I certainly was to find out about the train journey with being badly affected by altitude sickness and found that a few times I did pass out on the train...as then all that was at hand to help was a medical officer with a bag that gave you a good hit of oxygen...far from the operations today..unlike the highest train today being found through the Himalays and that particular Chinese train has oxygen piped throughout the train..a journey that is definately on my list of train journeys to take..

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  • Pros:the highest I have ever been
  • Cons:nothing like getting a breath of oxygen when needed..
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“by leaps and bounds the kangaroo gets to where he is going..”

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