Arco de Oro Hostal
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After a really bad 11 hour bus journey we arrived in Arequipa. I really loved this place it is full of life and we never once felt out of place. We both decided to do a three day trek to the Colca Canyon which at the time was a class idea. A few people we had met told us it was easy enough and not to be missed. Everyone of them clearly full of …
... of excursions. We will most likely stay in this area until it is time to head to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu around the 19th of Dec. Still waiting to hear if Rob is going to join us. Let us know if you are reading this Rob, OK? Changing money has become quite difficult as most places either do not take traveler's checks or if they do, the exchange is horrible. This is costing a lot more that we thought it would. Internet is still sketchy, but I will try to get ...
... It would be a nice place to stay, but we didn’t have time for that. Once in Cusco we organised trains, shuttles, accommodation and tickets for Machu Picchu. Alex went to exchange our money and kept being told the money exchange was just one more block, one more block. Alex was not impressed as the altitude made the walk at least 10x harder. We ended up taking a train at 9pm getting us in around 11. By the time we found our hostel and fell into bed it was just ...
... needed beer! The girls had their briefing for their inca trail and so me and tai spent the evening discussing his tattoo decision and the past amazing 4 days we'd just experienced! The girls left in the early hours of the morning for their hike and me and tai were alone again. We decided we wanted to see a little more of cusco and so opted to go on the free walking tour. Tai was worried as the tour was around 3.5 hours long and he didn't know how he was going to cope without food for ...
... varying quality! It is quite warm in the day but freezing at night hence I have invested in my 1st (rather fetching!) Alpaca jumper – yes I succumbed..!
The hostel thankfully has a very nice communal area complete with fire to warm up at night and various amounts of live entertainment and bbqs that included Alpaca (bit like steak but chewier!).
Of course no trip to Cusco would ...
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