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Trading Wheelchair for Backpack (Peru 3)

Yesterday I was still able to gaze at the mountain panorama with its snow-covered peaks from inside my warm down jacket. Today, change of scenery: On the second day of our trekking tour we arrive at our accommodation in the middle of dense rainforest. I immerse myself in the endless green, but on day three I realize that I am experiencing a mental downward spiral. For the first time it is getting really tough on me. To my surprise: Hiking through rain forest at a height of 2,700 meters means hiking in the rain for the entire day.

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Adventure with Good Friends (Peru 2)

The starting shot for the realization of my dream has been fired. The adventure can begin. Now, things have to become more concrete. So, let's think carefully how this could work: through the Peruvian jungle, across the Andes, up to a height of 4,600 meters. I may have no arms and no legs, but I have two rather good friends.
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Crazy idea. Typical me! (Peru 1)

Squeezed into a trekking backpack I am travelling through Peru on my friends' backs. Correct: I'm not sitting between two pieces of luggage or even carrying one myself – no, I am the contents that need to be carried. It is freezing cold, foggy and it is raining cats and dogs. 2,000 kilometres away: My wheelchair is relaxing comfortably in the half-...
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