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TravelPod Member ReviewsKoala Hostel Arequipa
Koala's was a little difficult to find at first but once the taxi driver opened his eyes and slowed down a little it was easy to spot on our third drive past. The hostel is quiet, clean and cheap. Very quiet, me and my friend where the only people there but that was probably due to the time of year. The staff were great, very friendly and chatty and made you feel welcome. I would have liked to stay longer.
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... over, showed me his badge and took my passport. The women read it out and the guy wrote details down, and then gave me my passport back. Just like with all the others. I stayed very close to the man and my passport was never out of my site but I didn't feel comfortable that some random people had my details. Max managed to take a sneaky picture of one of the IDs and as I'd had quick responses from British embassies previously I dropped them an email describing what ...
the locals for a coffee, fried egg roll and a cheese roll for the princely sum
Splashed out for a 9.30 (faster) minibus back to Arequipa
and a 4s taxi from the bus station back to the hostel. Got to see the pass this time in daylight but very little snow left on the ground. Interesting to see all the apachetas (piles of stones) up there – people must have been creating them for centuries there were so ...
Today is the toughest day ever. Started hiking up at 3:00 with headache. Zig zag zig zag every one hr we ascend 100m. At 5500, it became bright. We could see that we are on 50 degree slope and up up up. At 5800m I am totally done. Headache and feel vomiting. Slowly slowly we are at 6000m and we could see the summit. Up up up when I thought we were there, we still had 20m up up up. I can not help crying. Too tired to hike any more up. Finally we got there ...
... the bottom of why. The flight to Arequipa was only 75 minutes. Fiona had some food in her hand luggage so the drug search dog wouldn't leave her alone so she had to get her bag searched, but from landing to getting met was only 15 minutes. Arequipa is a city of 1.25 million and has 25,000 official taxis and god knows how many unofficial ones and buses, thankfully it didn't take too long to get to the hotel so we have had time to go out to eat and get an earlyish night ...
... of the same things, trying to charge you for taking a picture of an Alpaca, people also had hawks on a rope which you could have your picture taken with, which as cruelty goes is up there with the drugged monkeys and tigers in Asia. The highlight of the tour was seeing the condors glide and fly around the canyon on the second morning. They come to the Canyon at the same time each morning to hunt for food because that's when it's the most windy so they can use ...