Hotel Carlos V
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Friday 24th August – Along the Andes to Cusco
Woke early and had a leisurely breakfast. Our super efficient guide collected us, gave us a quick tour of Puno city (not a very large city, low buildings migrating up hills- much of it looked quite poor, though along the lakeside was nice), before dropping us at the coach station for the …
Major apologies again for a total lack of updates to my blog... Again, it's been a mix of being extremely busy and the internet being too slow for my impatience. Thanks and sorry for warranting texts and emails asking if I'm still alive... This is probably my longest blog entry to date so go and make a cup of coffee before reading on: Photos are …
Today is a travel day to from Puno to Cuzco. The scenery started to change dramatically a few hours out of Puno. The mountains started to rise dramatically, with a few having glaciers at the summits. There were more trees beginning to appear as well as more towns and villages as opposed to the beautiful but sparsely populated highland area. The bus …
... highly skilled driver, Wilbur, navigated the narrow high-country roads to a picnic lunch spot. Here we dined in the warm Andean sunshine at an elevation higher than the summit of Mount Hood, highest mountain in the Oregon section of the Cascades.
After lunch, we visited the Maras salt mines, not actually mines, but a series of terraced ponds where a natural salt stream feeds water into evaporating pools. Local families ...
... ingredient to class A drug so not very sensible to attempt to take out of the country!!
There were a number of really nice Germans staying at the guesthouse, most had been in South America for a while & they have given me some good tips for my own future travels.
My first venture out of the hostel was up to Sacsaywaman. This was a 10 minute walk up the hill. Obviously there are traditionally dressed woman here with their llamas all dolled up or even with a baby ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Carlos V Cusco
Horrible hotel. Rude unpleasant staff. Smelly, tiny rooms. Avoid like the plague.
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