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Polaroid of the Week: Broken in Peru

Polaroid of the Week: Broken in Peru

Last Updated on February 14, 2022

polaroid of the week peru broken ankleThe hike to Machu Picchu went off without a hitch and was one of the most exhilarating adventures of all our travels. Two days later, I was brought back down to Earth when I rolled my ankle and heard it snap.

I’d like to say I was chasing down thieves or saving someone from being hit by a car, but in a classically anti-superhero way, I simply stepped down into the hostel, somehow made a misstep and rolled my ankle in such a way that it snapped. What made this so disheartening for us both was that we had only just recovered from that debilitating three-week stomach bug in Bolivia and were really looking forward to getting back into the swing of traveling.

We still had hopes that it was just a twist or sprain, because initially it didn’t swell too dramatically. But the X-Ray came back showing a clear, complete fracture. A few hours later I was getting this cast put on my leg for six weeks.

Now I have entered the Polar Vortex that is Chicago to recover in a safe, easy environment and Dani has returned to Germany to spend some much needed time with her sister and brand new baby nephew.

To be continued…

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Friday 14th of February 2014

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Monday 3rd of February 2014

Welcome to Chiberia. Totally sucks about your ankle. Get well soon.

Zab Scoon

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Hey Jess!

I hope your ankle mends soon and well, so you're back on the road!

Bethaney - Flashpacker Family

Friday 31st of January 2014

Ouch!!! You poor thing!!!!!!!

For 91 Days In The Yucatan

Friday 31st of January 2014

Oh no!

I really hope you feel better soon! This is the biggest fear that something like this happens.

Honestly, it could be something much much worse. Hope you recover soon!