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... and Katrin and me we did together.
We finished this awesome trek at small store of the aerea drinking some well deserve beers!
It was an amazing experience that i will never forget. (Especially next days when i will be at the gym - saying myself: i have to train more!)
We got at the hostel around 2:30pm. Everyone was crazy for taking a shower and why not a thermal shower like spa!?? We got a few hours for this so Raphael and I went for it. Relaxing ending after all this ...
... ahead of us - we went up and up for about 4 hours until we reached the top of the pass at 4750m, where we had a nice view of a glacier lake before starting the 2 hour walk down. As we were approaching the campsite it started to rain so we all huddled inside the leaking dining tent, cold and wet and trying to think of games to keep us occupied, one of which for some reason ended in Lucy having to try to eat a whole satsuma in one go...luckily ...
... I slogged over the pass the beautiful blue of Laguna 69 came into view, not a moment too soon as I had needed nearly the full 3 hours to make it there. The clouds were starting to clear a bit but couldn’t linger for long as I would be slower than everyone on the descent too because of the dodgy knees.
Finally arrived back at the van 15 mins before the deadline, having exactly 5 hours practically non-stop in the conventional sense – in fact, ...
We had time to return to the infamous hotel to take a shower and warm up a bit before going to eat something; last night's bar is strangely silent, but on the other side of the square another rowdy party has already started. Another reason to leave immediately. As I already said, we really had enough of mountains and cold, so there's nothing left to do but to catch the first night bus in direction of Trujillo to return to the coast and to embrace the sea ...
... me are haggling and tipping. Haggling is less of an issue because the sellers do it or you:
Me: How much is this?
Seller: 10 soles
Me: ... (literally 3 seconds, about to say "ok")
Seller: 8 soles
Tipping is stressful, because it's a fine line between offending people and making yourself poor.
The other thing in Iquitos ...