The Intrepid Traveler: My Trip to Machu Pichu, Peru

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Gina Travels to PeruFrom the travel journal of Gina Barbaro
Entry #2: My Trip to Machu Pichu, Peru

My blog posted on this site April 30, 2013, describes my preparation for a Peruvian excursion to the capital city of Lima, and the Andes Mountains, including Machu Picchu. It mentions that my review of the research literature furnished by the Hydrocephalus Association, and my consultation with a neurologist revealed that people with shunts traveling to high altitudes are at no greater risk of altitude sickness or complications related to their shunt’s performance. This blog reports my experiences during my trip to Peru in May and my adjustment to its high altitudes. (more…)