As much as we know this, this week really emphasised this point for us. Our van, despite all of our efforts, and a number of mechanics and quick fixes on the road, did not start.
So we got her towed back to Cusco where she is safely in the hands of someone who seems to know what they are doing. Hopefully! So we have been sitting in Cusco for the last few days, catching up with old friends and making new ones and preparing to say goodbye to Cusco, all being well, tomorrow.
Where we head next, we are not sure. Our budget was blown through the window thanks to the work needed to be done but we learnt a long time ago to just work with it. So we are planning our next destination where we can sit down for a few months and catch up on the bills which we seem to have acquired recently.
It's all good though - we are still smiling and grateful for our own health and happiness and above all freedom, which allows us to do what we do.