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Polaroid of the Week: Broken in Peru

Polaroid of the Week: Broken in Peru

Last Updated on February 4, 2024

polaroid of the week peru broken ankle

The 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…


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!


Friday 31st of January 2014

Oh no, I thought your bad luck days were over after the cow incident :( Hope you get better soon. Maybe you can make yourself feel better with some deep-dish pizza...or come out and see us in Phoenix!