October 5, 2012
Before embarking on this trip we'd been a little concerned about the elevation of some of the places we were planning to go. We've fared pretty well on that score, with none of us suffering particularly from altitude sickness (other than getting a bit puffed out walking up the path to the school). Curious to see how the elevations of places we've been in Peru compare to other places around the world, I put together the following (I probably have too much time on my hands just now). The different shades of blue represent non-high altitudes (pale blue), high altitudes (light blue), very high altitudes (medium blue), and extreme altitudes (dark blue).