Subject: Sangay Touring and high altitude medication
Ziners, First of all, thanks for the recommendation for Sangay Touring Company. I will explore their web site for Ecuador.

I took diamox in 1998 when I was at Lake Titicaca and Cuzco. The explanation that I was given was that it helps to oxygenate your blood so that there is actually more oxygen in your system. I also utilized Mata de Cocoa which is a hot tea made with the cocoa leaves. All the hotels we stayed at had it available in the lobby. I really do think it helped also.

Joan, my journal from Bolivia, Peru and the Amazon can be found, along with a lot of other material on Peru, at http://jackmaryetc.com which is the travel website of our friends in Florida. You might find worthwhile information there. You will love Peru!

Ciao, Ruth Marie Colorado