Today we woke up at 6:00 AM in preparation for our 20k walk to Cruz del Condor so that we could try and see some more condors (we’ve already seen loads during our hardcore work sessions down in the trenches).
During our walk we embarked on many different terrains putting our skills to the test at the 3,600 meters altitude we are currently being acclimatised to. During the walk our Peruvian guide showed us where to find wild kiwi’s and he even went on to peel and chop the kiwi for us to try (not the best thing I’ve ever eaten I must say).
Once back from the trek we had lunch and then played football against the locals. We played 7 a-side against the children and then the adults, it has to be said that my football skills could not be tamed as I grabbed the first goal in the first game which we won 1-0. Later in the tournament my world class skills started to show even more as I played various Messi like passes to my strike partner Rico who managed to comfortably slot the ball into the back of the onion bag. Despite this, we did manage to lose 2 games out of 4.
We’re now about to attend a bonfire as a group to celebrate our hard work within Pinchollo before we embark on our next big adventure to lake Titicaca.
– Mark Gibson (aka Lionel Messi).