Hostal Real San Felipe
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Real San Felipe Arequipa
nice, clean but no windows in room and you cant be large to fit in the bathroom
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After a nice
breakfast at the hostel we walked down to the main plaza for our city
orientation tour. There were about 4 different bus companies of differing
colours all doing the same route sometimes in a conga line. This was a 4 hour
tour which mainly highlighted the outlying areas of the city. We stopped at a
nearby lookout for great views of the town and the surrounding snow-capped
mountain peaks. The ...
... water. Don't think I've ever had anything so delicious in my entire life. I decided to be a little adventurous and included Alpaca in my meal and I loved it. After dinner, many of the group stayed out and went to a local bar for a drink, but I went back to the hotel and bed. Tomorrow we have a long drive to Chivay and the Colca Canyon, home to the Andean Condor (the bird with the worlds biggest wingspan). It should be a fun ...
... and drink triple tea (a mixture of coca, andean mint and something else I can't remember). Chivay is probably the smallest town we've been to so far in Peru, its freezing! To warm ourselves up, the hot springs nearby were in order. Jumping from hot pool to cold pool whilst the air is freezing, doesn't seem like the most relaxing thing, yet it is! On the streets are local markets with foods I have never seen before, countless types of potato ...
... back tipped to the left for the other side passengers. That's when I started to panic! I didn't think to bring a sick bag so started looking for anything that I could be sick in. First option, Adams backpack, as harsh as this sounds, it is waterproof so no leakage. Option 2 my handbag, the faux leather would have also stopped leaks, but means I have to carry the contents of my handbag... I decided Adam never would forgive me for the first option so started preparing my hand bag ...
... to paddle to on the shore, I am unsure, however I commend his enthusiasm. Entering the water into the dismal beginner waves where passing the ¨the break¨ is an underestimated challenge. Each wall of white slaps you in the face as the longboard gives one strong buck beneath you and freezing water immerses you. Guaranteed a to stand up and have fun, we take turns getting positioned and pushed onto miniature waves by Alejandro who yells ¨ARRIBA!¨, as we clumsily stumble to ...