Get stuck in the mountains...
I have just arrived from Oyon, it was a very long journey for me. I called to my boss and he give a free day so now I am free to write a lot. As you can said, I was away from hustle and bustle of the city but I stayed in the midle of hustle and bustle of the mine. I stayed uderground on Saturday and Sunday so I have finish my work fastly. My work consist on input data to a Mining Software. I have to do some tests with rocks to find how much time they can resist without support ( I mean, special stuff to avoid tunnel collapse) and then predict what sort of stuff are more suitable for the the tunnel. All depends on what kind of rock we would find there. Well, But my team worked hard and we had been ready to come back to Lima on Sunday night. There was a four by four car wich it would be empty so we got in and started to travel. It was at midnight when, driver got up us and told us we had been got stuck because there was a "huayco" which means a big piece of mountain had been slipped and blocked the road ( It always happen when it is rainy, special on December, January and February). I could not belived it, we only had to wait until the mornig. but we should find a safe place where we can stay, because if we stayed there, we would cover by another "huayco".
In the Mornig, it was cloudy and foggy. We went to see how we could pass. And we found a large row of cars, in both ways ( to Lima and to Oyon) and of course a crowd waiting pass. Here in Peru most of roads are not asphalted. They are only on ground and when you go to the mountains, the roads are very narrow and beside the narrow road, there is a deep abyss. So when a road is blocked, there is not another way to pass.
We only had to wait until a special machinery came and try to solved the problem. i was spending my free day in a cold and rainy road, inside a car I was very upset, I wanted to cross the big pile of mud and water by foot but it was very dangerous. And of course I was very hungry. at noon, a woman came near my car with a pot, I stood up quikcly and went towards her. She had cooked potatoes, eggs. Suddenly back me there was a big row, perhaps 30 people which were hungry too. I bought ten potatoes, two eggs, a slice of cheese and of course a big portion of Peruvian chili. The women fastly sold out her food but there were people who lived near there, which came toward us with their pots filled with deliocious food.
Well Stephen, It was a very stressful day, I have arrived to Lima today at 8;00 in the morning. My sister made a delicious breakfast, I have got stuck all monday in the mountain away from civilization, but I have a lot of things to tell you. But I want to get a rest so I will sleep for a couple of hours, then I blogging again.
Have a nice day. See you soon
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