*The Inca Trail, Peru
December 06, 2004:
*DAY 1 - BREAK 1*
World travellers Steve and Cathy from Liverpool are taught how to prepare coca leaves for consumption from Omar, our SAS guide. Coca leaves, the base for cocaine, are legal in Peru and in fact are a good cure for altitude sickness. Apparently, if you hold a wad of these leaves in your gums and slowly chew/suck on them, they will energize you. However, all it gave me was a mouth full of leaf pulp. I'll just stick with the coca tea, thankyouverymuch...