Loreto Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... market, we were given an introduction to the local produce that Peru has to offer, including 3000 different varieties of potato - a staple food here in the Andes. We saw chicken feet being boiled up, leathery guinea pig being roasted over hot coals, fish being marinaded for ceviche, frogs leaping over one another in large tanks of water - the gastronomic variety was vast. Our guide stopped at different stalls, each time explaining the medicinal and traditional uses for each ...
This morning, we both had headaches due to the high altitude and thin oxygen. I drank some coca tea and chewed on a coca leaf. Within 30 minutes, my headache was gone. After a nice breakfast, we boarded the bus and travelled to a town called Ollantaytambo. The drive through the mountains was breathtaking. As we were trying to enter the town, a vehicle broke down in front of us. We were on a narrow switchback. The driver tried to drive the bus around the ...
... and we played around outside. Nicol insisted on doing my hair, because "A proper woman braids her hair" haha. So I sat in "Nicol's Hair Salon" and she did a beautiful braid that looked like her mother did it for me instead of a 9 year old. I helped serve all of the kids a snack, and everyone was running around outside. I made the mistake of giving one tiny boy a piggy back ride, when I finished with him I had a ring of screaming kids around me ...
... to wash up. After a huge breakfast we started our hike to the summit at 15,850 ft. This took us 3 hours as it was straight uphill.
Arriving at the summit was a huge accomplishment because the altitude made it so difficult to breath. At this altitude, we had to move at a pretty slow pace in order to catch our breath. At the top, the porters had hot coca leaf tea ...
... Chris and I then attempted to go out for a wander but Teodocio came dashing after us with hats and his name and the community he lives in on a piece of paper in case we got lost. Apparently it isn't unusual. Or at least that is what we were told rather than us looking hopeless.... I then had my second viewing of Chris playing football with some of the other tourists and guides before we walked up Pacha Mama, one of the two mountains on the island to watch the sunrise and to put ...