Hostal Girasoles Cusco
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... at 9 and now I feel great this morning. At the moment I'm sitting out in the courtyard of our house. It's actually much warmer out here in the sun than in the house. Soon I'll be heading to my orientation then plan to go shopping for alpaca wool sweaters with Emily, a girl also staying at my house. Tomorrow I start my volunteer ...
... have a big enough TV. There we're very excited Germans cheering from another pub near where we were as we walked across the cusco main square. Very happy indeed. We were all getting pretty excited for the Brazil v Columbia game at 3pm and began by saying VAI Brazil to some random on the street....he didn't seem too interested. He must have been a fake Brazilian like us. A quick lunch at a near by cafe. Not worries we and 1 hour, plenty of ...
... and also the others that will be joining us. Thankfully a couple pulled out so our group will only be the 6 of us. Unfortunately we have to meet at 6:00am the next morning to begin our Inca Adventure. Filling the briefing we headed towards the market to meet Lee and Leanne for lunch, we were a little early so we went on the hunt for zip lock bags and ended up having to buy 50. The market was similar to those in Bolivia, full of fresh produce and places to eat. Before ...
... each of my steps in the hope of avoiding a twisted ankle. Of course, every couple of minutes, I land awkwardly on my right ankle and it twists probably five different ways. We get to a resting place where the rest of the group is, Liam and I showing up last as Liam also has to go slow with a bad knee, and Chris proceeds to act as chief medical officer, taping my ankle up with the tape the Olympians use and putting an ankle brace on it. Not ...
... was present amongst everyone as the pace slowed dramatically. Collie and I rewarded our days hike with a couple of beers that we had brought and carried from the lunch spot. The went down well but a few more would have been preferable as the night became incredibly cold. The mountain had given us a cloudless night which blessed us with spectacular views of the range under the full moon. On the contrary the temperature would plummet. Collie wore 5 layers and still struggled to keep ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Girasoles Cusco
I want to give this place a better review - Maybe it was just our room... but the walls were so thin I felt like every person coming in the front door was coming into my room!
The people were very friendly, especially Mercedes! They greeted us with a hot cup of coca tea which was great....along with way too much information on tours which was not so great. After traveling, we really didn't want to hear about tours right away.
The room was definitely clean, but very basic and not comfortable. We only stayed 1 night.
The thing that really bugged me was that we went out for some breakfast before checkout time, and when we returned, all of our stuff had been moved to a closet.
I do agree with a previous poster that the alley was really gross. I know, there is really nothing anyone can do about that, but it was exceptionally gross compared to other streets.
I did really love meeting Mercedes and I do understand why people here have given her such great reviews.
I think this place would be appropriate for people looking for a budget hotel/b&b option in cusco.. we just needed slightly more peace&quiet/comfort!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.