After torential rains caused the death of two tourists last month, they have shut down the world wonder ¨Machu Picchu,¨ or Old Peak. Heavy rains have caused landslides cutting off both the hiking trail, and train rail access.
Closing this tourist atraction has put a stop to the flow of tourists pouring into the country, and is creating hard times for those counting on tourists to pay our bills.
Because of the loss of national revenue the government has decided to step in and help with repair costs to get things up and running again. Reports suggest that things should return to normal by the end of march or early april.
Thats great, but what does a travelling salesmen do until then? Things here are painfully slow, leaving me stuck without sufficient money to bus out. And I´ve had zero success thumbing it. From everyone i´ve talked to, I hear its virtually imposible to hitch free rides in either Peru or Bolivia.
So I´m plotting with the my fellow gypsies to come up with some options. Till then wish me a ride or a tourist with deep pockets who loves my work!