Hostal La Casa Blanca
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Ok, I still don't understand the word brevity yet, but this blog is for me as well, not your short attention spans.
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... in little apartments, each of which had a servant. Along with novice nuns who lived in their own private room. As a novice, the families had to pay a dauwry (sp?) for their daughter to live there and as such, at the time the nuns came from rich families. It was such a great experience to go at night as it was quieter and you felt like you could get a feel of what life would have been like there, under the glow of candlelight with the smell of smouldering coals in ...
... to all people.
Our next stop was at the stone quarry on the edge of the shanty town. Stone workers typically make 10 soles ($2.50) a day for back breaking labour that is very dangerous. You will see in one of my photos a picture of the oldest stone worker in the quarry. He is 79 years old and has been working in the quarry every day since he was 9 years old. Most of his peers have long died from diseases resulting from breathing in the fine volcanic ...
... The main plaza was big and absolutely rammed with people and pigeons. It was the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cream in the sunshine.
Marlon's House also organises treks into the Colca Canyon, so we booked onto a tour leaving on the Friday morning. We set off at 3am (no, that's not a typo!) and journeyed by minibus for several hours before reaching our breakfast stop at 7am. From there we had another hour's drive to 'Cruz del Condor', where the ...
Arrived early morning after a very comfortable bus journey with delicious bus-food (not two words normally associated together) to our new home for a couple of days- Amazing Home Hostel. Greeted by the most Japanese looking and sounding non-Japanese woman i´ve ever seen/heard in my life, so friendly and laughed at everything I said so I loved her! We chose this hostel based on a recommendation from Max, Josh and Jim the Oxford boys ...
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Really enjoyed this place for the design, staff and location. Stay here and you will not be disappointed.
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