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It wasn't just what Ecuador and Peru had to offer physically that allowed for such an amazing trip, so much of the experience was made by the relationships that these countries facilitated between myself and other travellers. I'm sitting here trying to take a mental tally of how many people I have met during the last two months and I'm concluding that its something around 50 - all of whom have made some sort of an impact on my life. ...
... back 2 hours and we arrive in Tacna at noon. Tacna is an ugly, dusty town, with pot holes everywhere and no pavements. We find a hostel near the bus terminal and shower to remove the dust. Then we find a restaurant because we’re starving. There aren’t many around but we spot one tucked away. It looks like a cheap bar but there’s space at the back and it’s quiet there. I order “Orgasmo de mariscos” which sounds good and it’s delicious. ...
... br> It is hot outside. The local street vendors sell water but do not take US cash. Starbucks to the rescue. Yes, even in Lima.
We wander the streets lined with buildings that are many centuries old. Spanish influences are obvious. Narrow streets, many of which are closed to vehicles. It makes for a very pedestrian friendly old city. Every building is built out to the property line. Open spaces are only ...
We left Cusco by plane on Monday and arrived in Puerto Maldonado around noon, and were shocked by the change in temperature and humidity of this jungle town. After a bus ride to the dock we got on motorised long-tail motor launch a "bote" for our two and half hour trip up the river to the Refugio Amazonas. Along the way we happened upon a capybara, the largest rodent in the world. They are about the size of a pig, chubby, can weigh 80 kg and have a face only its mother could love! ...
... snores loudly though and has to wear a machine at night because he has some condition where he stops breathing in his sleep. Hmmm. He came out with us this afternoon. This evening Angie and I grabbed a sandwich and a fruit juice as none of us were feeling particularly hungry. We'd had fast food for lunch and an ice cream in the afternoon. We've eaten pretty well so far but today was not a good food day. Tomorrow we're going to try and check out some of the proper sights in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility