A night spent under a million stars including the southern cross constellation on Amantani Island was a humbling experience.
We stayed with Almondo and Rebekah, their three children Lise, Judith and Ryan… and 92 year old grandma who lived in a small house right next door.
The three kids were so affectionate and the family very hospitable.
The walk from the port to their house took about 40 minutes as it was so steep and with altitude thrown in… exhausting.
The room was comfortable although I made sure Gordon slept with me as it was very cold… frost on the ground in the morning and the loo a good 20 metres from our upstairs room. There was no electricity but candlelight dinners are so romantic anyway.
In the evening it was dress ups again and grooving to the pan pipe band in the communal hall.
Each host family provided a simple lunch of beautiful qunioa soup followed by grilled cheese, rice and home grown potatoes all cooked … from scratch using simple utensils… on a fire in the corner of the kitchen. Dinner was similarly delicious and for breakfast we ate yummy pancakes.
We have just so much to be grateful for…