Hostal Madre Tierra
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... all the twinkling city lights below us. In case you're ever in Cusco, the bar is joined with the 'Viewpoint Hostel', perched up high in the San Blas neighbourhood... NOT to be missed. I should start charging commission!
One mission we had to complete whilst here in Cusco was none other than signing up for a trek up to Machu Picchu... And it was not exactly a difficult task given that Cusco is overrun with tour operators hassling you on ...
Having left a very North-Americanised Costa Rica, we both felt like the real Travelling was about to begin. We have learned to use the correct hemisphere as a pre-cursor to the word "American". When someone from the US travels around Central and South America and introduces themselves to a local as "American" it is usually met with laughter followed by a statement along the lines of, "yeah, me too!" So we were about to enter the complete unknown....no more risk ...
... for the night.
It has been a long days, starting at 7am and finishing 4pm, going up 3 passes of increasing elevation in horrendous weather. There isn't much pictures to show due to the conditions but it's a day I will certainly remember..
In the end, we basically did Day 2 + Day 3 of the normal itinerary in 1 day.. The bad weather was unfortunate because these days were supposed to provide the most impressive and close up views of the mountain and we ...
... and getting our briefing for the forthcoming Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, we went for some dinner. I wasn't feeling too great - effects of altitude I thought. My eyes were tired and a little fuzzy. After a small meal, we scuttled back to the hotel for an early night. I awoke on Monday morning unable to see. Unless objects were 6" in front of my face, I could only make out outlines. All was a blur. We spoke to our trek ...
... to pack. Took 2 hours! So stressful, then went to a cute place for dinner where we played jenga and had a good dinner. Then we went to a bar that is sydney siders pretty much thought was world bar cos they had teapot. The night escalated ridiculously quickly. Before I knew it the bartender was pouring shots into my mouth from the bottle (strangely not the first time on this trip) and I was countless mojitos ...