Since we’ve been in Cusco, I’ve learned that the Spanish for duct-tape is duct-tape, that concrete can only be bought in 45 kilo bags, that pisco sours are delicious, and that the hills above Cusco boast an Inka temple of the moon as well as a gigantic floodlit Jesus.
But starting tomorrow, we’ll be going out into the field again. The team is splitting into two groups to put in barrels for the last few PASSCAL sites. Me, Lara, Christine, Astrid, and Jenny will be in the mountains between Cusco and Arequipa, while Kumar, Mike, and Victor will be in the jungle near Manu.
Hopefully, after four days of digging, we can return to Cusco for the arrival of the seismometers. Look out for a new post then with details of our mountain adventures!