La Maison Del Solar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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What a special trip!
We left Puno around 1 pm, and I have to admit, I was quite relieved to know I was heading for some lower altitude, which meant, less cold weather.I am ok with wearing sweaters and gloves, but I will never get used to houses that are not heated, not even a minimum! So, after three weeks in the cold, lets head for some more nice temperatures.
I had booked the bus the day before, so I could choose my seat: first ...
Tom arrived this morning after an equally cold night bus from Cusco. We had breakfast and a walk round the centre of town, went to the local market then for a coffee at the same cafe I had breakfast and dinner two days previously. We also stopped at a tour agency to discuss ...
... a lesson we were to learn more often outside of Lima as our journey continued). Collecting our bags from the "Hotel"(read hostel where they don't give you soap, towels or toilet roll) we set for a tour of the nature reserve on the coast where desert meets the ocean over some stunning cliffs. We managed a few photos before being blinded by the sandstorm style winds, we decided to swerve the 30min tour soon after which was likely to show us dead sea lions and birds being flung against ...
... spent in Huacachina, an oasis surrounded by gigantic sand dunes, where we had stayed the night. We did a Pisco tour, seeing how the Pisco and wine was made and then (everyones's favourite part) tastings. I thought the straight Pisco was pretty disgusting but there was some creamy Pisco (like Baileys) that was really good! Afterwards, a huge, loud dune buggy picked us up from the town to race us into the dunes for some sandboarding on proper sandboards. ...
... so I fired off an email requesting an apology and my money back. I could see via CheckMyTrip that our booking had indeed been cancelled so we had to rebook (via a different booking site obviously) for a higher cost.
I eventually received a reply 2 days later which basically said tough luck. They claimed that the charge was just a 'pending payment' which would be reversed (a lie, pending payments don't show as transactions on my online statement, just as a pending balance). ...