La Posada del Kuraka
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We grabbed a quick sandwich for breakfast before setting out on our chores for the morning. Primarily it was getting money to pay for our Colca Canyon trip. Not many companies accept credit cards in Peru which means trip upon trip to the ATM. Even the ATMs are annoying because you can only take out a small amount of money in a single transaction, a …
We didn't have an alarm set and were hoping for a long lie in but we were awakened at 6am by someone banging on our door looking for Stefano and Eva. Guessing they were late for their pickup but have no idea why they couldn't have checked what room they were staying in before banging on every door.
We were still on the bus when the sun came up and it felt like we had a decent enough sleep through the night. There was still a lot of desert and canyons down the coast which is supposedly due to the cold water currents running north up the coast. Despite the sunshine there is very little evaporation of sea water to come onshore as rain.
... as often times I thought I might fly over the top. The tour guide, when he asked me if I spoke Spanish and I said yes but prefer English for the tour, only decided to start speaking English after the very wealthy couple from the states (who split their time between New York and Hawaii). It didn't matter though I actually paid more attention to his Spanish because all he would spin English was that we were at ...
... was scenic with snow
capped peaks behind the grassy plains with herds of vicuna and other camelids. There
were lakes too, some with flamingos and even an ash spewing volcano. Needed
some distraction from the constant stream of war films - had 5 in a row!
Went Turkish for dinner – some unmemorably named but tasty
dish and salad hit the spot.