Arco de Oro Hostal
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... diamox which has helped them greatly as they both managed the walks and steps to the highest points. Weather has again been good ,excellent for photos of which we have plenty. Also learnt about how the Spanish came and forced Catholicism on the Incas and looted all the gold and silver. Interestingly the Incas used it for decoration as the gold represented the sun and the silver the moon, which was what the Incas ...
... were also brightly dressed. Lots of women sell hot food or other dishes. I saw quite a few carrying buckets with layers of glasses of cordial or jelly stacked on top of each other inside. One woman had a huge supply of toilet paper in the wrap on her back.
The traffic seems to be a nightmare - heaps of vehicles, many one-way streets and aggressive driving. We could have walked to the city tour starting point in less than 10 minutes but were collected from the hotel ...
... it down the hill again. It took me an hour and a half to climb up and 15 minutes to get down! I treated myself to lunch on the square. Wandered back to the hotel to check in again and met Natasha who I will be sharing a room with. She's sort of in our group but is doing the Lares Trek. She said there will be a meeting at 6pm. I then met a gaggle of Scots in reception ...
... his heavily-accented, campesino Spanish.) I wondered how his 2-toothed smile could handle the carne he was so excited about. We reached Tapay after an hour and a half and, sure enough, were lucky to find somewhere to stay as everyone had come to town for the festival.
Partying is a big part of Peruvian culture. The lonely planet emphasises this and I will confirm it. Women adorn themselves in beautiful, intricate outfits ...
... now Tom considered himself a Peruvian local, chewing coca leaves, smashing altitudes and befriending the population. However, to fully pass his imagined initiation and become indoctrinated into the Peruvian way of live - a Guinea Pig must be eaten! Lucy watched incredulously as Tom picked apart the carcas and devoured the little meat on this household pet. He had now connected with pachumamma (Mother Earth ...
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