El Doral Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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... colonial house for years, and had now converted it into a hostelry. Inside, the sun shone weakly they stunning thick pieces of coloured glass that high up on the walls and ceiling, casting pretty shadows onto the floor. The owner was engaged in his daily piano practice and, to welcome us, he broke into a haunting traditional song, his powerful voice reverberating around the empty restaurant. Impressed, we applauded his talents and then enjoyed the photographs of Barranco ...
... drive, we stopped at Barcelona, a place not far from our hotel that was open and had just what we were after. A nice chicken soup (dieta de pollo) and a piece of fried fish with salad did the trick. (We did stop off for a sneaky pisco sour at one of the bars before dinner, and yet again the cheesy music!) We are now ready to retire in readiness for our Cuzco trip tomorrow. A great day! We really enjoyed the Caballo de Paso and the Parade as part of Peru's Independence day ...
... by 8am and take the day in small steps.
The good news is that we made Cusco safely by late afternoon. But that is to gloss over Di's fatigue and the demands of the day. About half way we found a bus terminal with the view of putting Di on a bus to sleep her way to Cusco. But no seats were available. After a sleep on the footpath outside (10 minutes in the sun) Di decided that she was ready for the next leg. Finally a stop at about the three quarter point Di resorted to ...
... that covered several city blocks. One of the old buildings had been converted to a museum and had buried torture chambers that were re-exposed to display law enforcement techniques of the time. The Gran Hotel Bolivar, facing the Plaza San Martin, is an upper class masterpiece and housed the original owner's model T Ford. It also had a grandiose bar where we sipped a pisco sour and imagined we were aristocrats. It was a great place to plan the following ...
... a guy from Manchester. He has been travelling around South America for just shy of six months and is due to go home any day now. He is overflowing with stories of terrible Chilean border-crossing and Brazilian gunpoint robberies and expensive Alpaca blankets from Machu Picchu. He is what I suppose you would call a seasoned, hardened traveller and he looks at me with amusement, obviously thinking I am ridiculous- sort of like I was a great dame from another era travelling in a ...