Peru – on the train across the High Plains

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This must rate as the best train journey in the world!. The train was all old polished wood and brass.

We’d just got started and this shaman, all dressed in a wollen costume unexpectedly burst out of the back and rampaged up and down the aisle

The shaman, donned a different costume and proceeded to perform shamanic rites at the back of the train. It seemed to consist of prayers to gods in the sky, beseeching and the burning of coca leaves. I’m not sure if it worked but we got there safely.

Then we were regaled to amazing Peruvian musicianship and dancing with the most glorious costumes.

You could look out of the window, or hang off the back of the train (Health and Safety was nonexistent) and see the most amazing scenery.

What an amazing journey!

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