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  • Day274

    Roet in het eten!

    February 2, 2010 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    De berichten zijn niet zo goed voor Peru!

    We horen en lezen over extreme regenval, afgesloten wegen, toeristen die vast zitten en niet verder kunnen reizen, evacuaties van toeristen, en veel afgesloten sites en hikes!

    Met name Machu Picchu is er slecht aan toe.....hieronder een nieuwsbericht:

    Heavy rainfall in Peru has triggered landslides that have blockaded the
    railway to Machu Picchu, leaving over 1,500 tourists stranded in the ancient
    Inca village. According to Peruvian officials, the railroad will likely not be
    restored until mid-next week.
    At this time, over 1,000 tourists have been evacuated by helicopter, but
    problems are still arising. As many as 250 hikers are still arriving each day to
    Machu Picchu via the Inca trail and choppers are only capable of airlifting 120
    people per hour.
    Evacuees are being flown to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where reports of scarce
    resources is creating a steep price for food, water, and accommodations.
    According to Ruben Baldeon, spokesman for Machu Picchu Pueblo, bottled water is
    selling for five times its usual price and electricity to the town has been cut
    off.
    Roughly 1,500 to 1,600 tourists still remain in Machu Picchu and weather
    forecasts predict heavy rain to continue throughout the week.

    Onze planning was om daar de komende week...of de week daarna die kant op te gaan.....
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