The lost City Trek ( Ciudad Perdida)
Trip Start Aug 18, 2008
38Trip End Aug 16, 2009
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I think trekking must be a bit like childbirth (but what do I know I am only a man) as Maja said she would never do it again after Nepal, but there we were at the beginning of a six day hike up to the lost city (Ciudad Perdida). It was different this time though as it was a lot lower, hotter and wet .The trek was through rain forest with all sorts of biting insects, and I had made a deal with the devil, so had to carry the rucksack (wish I were better at cardgames).
It was a fantastic hike through dense jungle lots of river crossings up to our waists and up into the mountains to about 1300 meters, we slept in hammocks with mosquito nets and ate food with lots of salt.
The Lost City dates back to pre Colombian times and was rediscovered in 1972 but its only been open to tourist since the nineties. We were two of only twenty people who made it up there that day (proberly as there have been a few kidnappings). It was really nice not be over run with tourist and we would walk for hours on end each day with out seeing anyone .
We made it back in one piece but very smelly and wet with battle scares of about 60 mosquio bits each , All in all it was a marvolous walk up a big hill to see some old ruins, we both loved it.