Casona Plaza Hotel AQP
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Sunday 19th August – sunset on the Pacific
We drove back to the hotel and as we had a long coach trip ahead of some 400km we thought a good lunch was essential. We sat by the pool and told the waiter how much time we had and let him make suggestions. He made an excellent choice for us as we had…. Whilst S had a pud (which …
... onto the adjoining train carriage,standing room only. They were however consoled with the fact that the exact same journey cost them $4. We arrived into Aguas Calientes in time for a heftily priced breakfast before completing our final leg of the tiring journey by taking a minibus upto the park entrance. Machu Piccchu is an awe inspiring sight. Having seen so many pictures and heard so many people's stories of there travels there, it was hard to comprehend I was actually there. Machu ...
... easy here. I have been asked to come and watch the hotel for them in the spring while they go on vacation. Who knows? I just might do it! Connie - Innkeeper! Hope you enjoy today's photos. I leave for my "tour of the country" tomorrow morning. This is the one that I missed last year when I fell and hurt myself. So, no falls this year. The only doctor I know in this country is a dentist, so I can't have any medical emergencies other than dental! Until tomorrow, Caio! ...
... nonetheless. In addition to no cars there is no electricity or warm water. The hostel was a small room with a bed and torchlight is the only source of light which keeps things interesting! It was another early rise on day 2. We left the hostel at 5am for our 3 hour ascent up the canyon. As the sun does not rise over the canyon until about 7am the initial part of the hike is by torchlight and can be pretty cold as you rise in altitude. It is a pretty tough hike initially as ...
... lie-in, we set off to scale one of the nearby dunes so that we could see what lay behind Huacachina's walls of sand. After a tiring climb we reached the closest peak, out of breath and with shoes full of sand. The view waiting for us was truly spectacular - a fairytale expanse of empty, rolling desert that could have been plucked straight out of the Sahara. We sat mesmerised for a few minutes before bounding, limbs flailing, down the incredibly steep dune, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Fine. We were wrongly booked and the hotel sorted it out really well.
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