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Jr. Simon Bolivar 589, Huaraz, 043, Peru | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Huaraz

The world cup and (non bowel) movements

A travel blog entry by jonnyanddonna on Jun 15, 2014

... mountaineering career in Europe.

It’s now onwards to Ecuador with two weeks in Quito before we fly to the Galapagos. I’m spending a week marking A-level maths exams online to earn some crust while Donna takes some Spanish lessons. The second week in Quito will most likely see us both taking Spanish lessons. We’re both very excited about the Galapagos. After a gargantuan research programme I was finally able to settle on a ...

Paramount Pictures presents... A bed in a shed.

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde on Jun 10, 2014

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... the hike but were carrying all of their gear. They too, could not locate either campsite, so we ambled on together. The path steepened and we'd come so close to the peaks. Stopping every couple of minutes to catch our breath at these dizzying heights, the sun had disappeared and there was nowhere to sleep. David's positivity pulled the group forward and I found a semi level place we could put our tents. Setting up camp in the bleak dark, we were so high yet it ...


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie on Feb 21, 2014

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... beat the crowds to the museum.

The museum was pretty good but then it has most of the stuff from the site, though there are a couple of replicas of the few items left on site – photos are not permitted unfortunately.

Was 7.30 and dark by the time we’d eventually retraced our steps over the rapidly disintegrating slopes and rubble covered road, even more perilous now after the heavy ...

Trying to touch the void!

A travel blog entry by nloon on Dec 04, 2013

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... in a tent in the rain to walk for just an hour or so on the 4th day wasn't so appealing!! Not to make it sound like we didn't enjoy it, despite the not so super weather we had a great time. Our group were great craic and consisted of a Canadian guy, a Czech girl, an American guy and a Danish couple (1/2 of whom was officially Icelandic). All really sound and up for a laugh and all with perfect English which made things very easy! ...

Sock eating cows and a Paramount mountain

A travel blog entry by gretchenwolf on Nov 28, 2013

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“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can still know. ”--Rene Daumal The rains were arriving in Huaraz, ...


This hostel, located on Jr. Simon Bolivar 589, Huaraz, is near Parque Nacional Huascaran, Archaeological Site of Chavin, Plaza de Armas, and Monumento Nacional Wilcahuain Ruin.
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