Hostal Inti Wasi - Plaza de Armas
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Inti Wasi - Plaza de Armas Cusco
Right next to the main square, wonderfully helpful staff, who are helpful in regards to altitude sickness, coca tea, breakfast and where to go get some dinner. Beautiful looking hostel aswell.
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May 11. 2008
Our tour to Machu Picchu returns us back to Cuzco. We've also returned to the Inti Wasi Hostal and we'll spend three nights here. Now we'll have time to see more of this fascinating city. Before the Spanish conquest this was the capital of the Inca Empire. The Spanish built on the foundations of the Inca buildings, …
May 8, 2008
Today we traveled on a tour to Cusco. We could have traveled on a direct non-stop bus cheaper and faster but decided to take a tour which made several stops at points of interest on the way. We paid 210 soles for two tickets from Inka Express. Our first stop was the Lityc Museum at Pukara which has interesting …
... about. After looking at constellations we had a look at both Venus and Jupiter which were absolutely incredible to see. When we were gazing at Venus we could even see the storm that is constantly in the middle of the planet, incredible to think about what is happening right there right now so far away. Afterwards we looked at Saturn where we were able to even see the individual rings surrounding the planet. I was absolutely blown away. It was an incredible night for a total of 30 soles ...
... we were off exploring the city again. Our guide gave us a broad overview of the inca empire history and we were pretty surprised by the dates (1400s and 1500s) - much more recent than you'd expect! We visited the local market, where we saw cow mouths, entrails, brains and all other weird things, including snakes in a bottle of scary looking liquid. We noted that the traditional dress donned by the local ladies was much more similar to the outfits seen on Lake Titicaca, than ...
... we started passing out crackers, sandwiches, boxed juice, banana muffins and apples we were surrounded with very young children eager to take them off our hands. They were not beggars- just happy to get some food that they might not normally eat. We got lots of smiles!
A few young entrepreneurs (students who are making extra money after school) selling trinkets did pretty well with our group. There was a darling 7 year old girl dressed in native costume carrying a ...