Hotel Chincana Wasi - La Casa Escondida

Calle Pumacuro 635, Cusco, Peru | Hostel
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Cusco, Peru

A travel blog entry by trishandleanne on Aug 06, 2014

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... Church. We also visited the Cusco Cathedral where much of the elaborate carving and frames are solid gold! The cathedral was built on the foundations of the largest and most important Inca temple. The churches in Cusco are the only Catholic churches in the world to have mirrors in them - usually mirrors are banned, but in Cusco they were used to try to entice the Incas into church so the Spanish could convert the Incas to catholicism....something they were very successful ...

Conquering the Inka Trail

A travel blog entry by nicolar on Jul 25, 2014

4 comments, 11 photos

... so despite being the oldest in the group, they were probably the best prepared. Mike from Tasmanian who is in his early 30s and is on a longer trip around South America including the World Cup and a couple of other destinations. Liam who is an English Aussie who resides in Adelaide and is in his 50s. He, along with Ross kept us all entertained with his jokes. Annette, an Australian who likes in Sydney. She's an accountant and last year did a long trek ...

Deepest Darkest Peru

A travel blog entry by thelomaxfamily on Jul 17, 2014

7 photos

Today's adventure was another early start as we headed to the airport to fly to Peru. It was a shame to leave Buenos Aires after such a short visit, but we were so excited to be heading to 'deepest, darkest Peru' (anybody get the quote?)

Our first flight took us to Lima, where we stopped for lunch in the airport. Here, three of us decided on a delicious chicken, walnut and strawberry salad, but Ollie decided on the more Peruvian option ...

When Will the Steps Stop?!

A travel blog entry by pohearn818 on Jun 18, 2014

35 photos

After a bit more sleep than the first night (the secret, sleeping a little sideways so I am able to stretch out my entire body), we are awakened at 5:00 AM with cocoa tea. Pack up our stuff and eat an early breakfast again before heading out. Unlike the previous day, we are the first group to leave the campsite so we have the entire mountain to ourselves. As Manuel had described earlier, today starts out with a steep uphill climb for about an hour and ...

Ponchos and Walking Sticks

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin on May 18, 2014

95 photos

... in Quechua, translated into English by David) of the meanings of the different patterns and symbols, then a demonstration of cloth dyeing.

This was all very interesting, though our group was just as intrigued by the local pack of llamas and alpacas that resided in the village - and we were allowed to pet and feed them. Lynds and I had, by now, seen more than our fair share of these animals, so this proved less enthralling to us than ...

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This hostel, located on Calle Pumacuro 635, Cusco, is near Cusco Cathedral, Hiram Bingham Train, Pre-Columbian Art Museum, and Inca Museum.
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