skip off to Peru and spend just shy of 3 weeks down there in "Llama Land".
Peru was an amazing adventure. For me, I found the people full of color and the mountains full of wisdom. Scaling Machu Picchu was by far the highlight of this adventure. Travel is and always will be a huge part of my life. The experience of seeking out the far ends of this earth are what keep me going.
What does this have to do with tea?.......nothing. Yes I drank lots of tea while I was in Peru. No matter where we went, whatever hotel or restaurant it was always McCollins tea bags. No frills tea stuff - though admittedly their standard black tea was fairly tasty and had a unique flavor.
And of course to deal with altitude sickness, I was drinking "coca tea", and also chewing the leaves for extra measure. I thought the coca tea tasted like yerba mate, very earthy and leafy. I even took the coca tea bags and added them into my water bottle each day. Here's a picture of me as a coca dealer. Contrary to belief the coca leaves themselves have no psychoactive or alterative affect - but it does keep headaches at bay. I don't think I saw loose tea anywhere....perhaps it's an untapped market.
Slowly but surely my feet are returning to their daily path.
Slowly but surely, my fingers are recalling their dance steps across my keyboard.
I love travel.....but it's good to be home.