Hello Everyone! Dr. Banko here. :-)

Hello Everyone! Dr. Banko here. 🙂 I am always getting requests from people/patients to talk about my travels and experiences to Peru and Bolivia So what I am going to do is create little mini-blogs about just that. This will actually be fun for me because I get to revisit some pretty amazing memories and times! That being said, here we go!

The picture above was taken from my last trip to Bolivia and Peru. I am standing on the shore of lake Umayo, near Puno, Peru. It is hard to tell, but I am standing on the edge of the shore that has a few hundred feet drop off right behind me! The lake itself is at an elevation of approximately 12,500 feet above sea level. The air is very thin at this height and definitely takes some time to acclimate to the thin air. They area of the lake where I am is called Sullustani. It is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of this lake. The tombs are actually built above ground shaped like towers. Aside from being a burial ground, sitting on the rocky cliff and contemplating/meditating over the sacred lake feels like you are in a different world. You cant escape the peace and beauty.

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