Hostal Don Sebastian
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... we went over 6,000 metres. Until you acclimatise to the oxygen levels, all you can do is chew coco leaves, stay hydrated and wait for your headache to pass. We all suffered from altitude sickness and it can be quite incapacitating. One of our group was really bad on the first day and Lucy felt the effects for the two days. End sidebar!
Salt and vinegar
Our final night was relative luxury, we stayed in one of the hotel de salar's (salt ...
... will doubtless be the source of this energy.) Now that the locals have greatly reduced or even ceased raising crops and animals the way they used to, thus becoming - unlike their ancestors - a generation dependent on someone else for food and a livelihood to boot, the quality of both meat and produce has since not only declined overall but also increased in price due to the rapid growth of tourism in and around San Pedro de ...
... they shorten every name and add an 'I' to the end). Our driver was Matti. Anti took us through a very dark cave. Little bit claustrophobic but manageable. Then we climbed up to a high ridge. The slope was pretty steep and the footing was dark, loose sand and, with the very thin air up here, we were actually amazed that some of the older visitors make it to the top. In addition, the wind ...
... the favor, I think it'll be returned some day somehow.
On Sunday I could not be bothered to get out of bed. It was literally the worst bed I have slept in, but I slept for 10 hours. Here is an assembly guide I found for the bed:
1: Unpack Aiquía™ headboards and footboards and bedframes.
2: Throw away bedframes and acquire grids of metal bars.
3: Place a thin layer of cardboard over the metal grid. Be sure to leave random gaps.
... pastel de choclo, a pie made of beef, chicken, olives and mashed up corn, as well as sugar. It was rather bizarre, and far too sweet. I had salmon ceviche with quinoa. It was suddenly much more expensive than we have been used to - the whole lunch cost almost £25! And it was quite average.
We spent the afternoon getting sorted and doing our laundry, and then went for pisco sour ice cream, which was lovely. For dinner we ordered a Mexican platter. This consisted of ...