If my next vacation will be solo like my trip to Iceland, I think I will visit Peru some time next year. My first view of the Andes from Argentina in 2006 and 2011 have whetted my appetite for more, and where better to go than Peru, home of the Inca Empire?
If, on the other hand, Martine gets better or decides she can travel, I will probably pick a destination in the United States, such as Oregon and Washington. Unfortunately, Martine still can’t lift anything and spends a lot of time resting from back pain.
Since I have been fairly healthy, I will test myself at high altitudes. Will the dread soroche bring me down? If my destination is Peru, I will ascend the Andes slowly, going by way of Arequipa and other intermediate destinations before I reach the heights of Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.