The House Of Carola
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... our names so that was kind of nice also! We went to the volunteer organization and checked in and the off to meet our host "family" for the next 3 weeks. It's really not at all like what I was expecting. I was thinking we would be living in a traditional house with a family where we would have meals with them. This is a house, with a man and wife (no kids) and a bunch of extra rooms they rent out. Basically a family run hostel. And the house is a bunch ...
... d be having breakfast which was half an hour away. After a breakfast of scrambled eggs we got on a minibus and were taken to a small town to look around and then finally onto some hot springs which only about 2 people did due to the very hot weather we were having. After the hot springs they took us to a buffet which was not included but quite expensive so quite a few people opted out (the last day was basically a day were ...
... cut to size and then slotted together perfectly without the use of mortar. As pleasant as it was walking through the cobbled streets and grand plazas, for us the highlight of Cuzco were outside the city. We took a local bus 8km's out of the city and walked back - in total passing 4 Inca ruins and multiple alpacas. We were both struggling with the altitude and Sara in particular was displaying the symptoms of altitude sickness, but we ...
... menu, it cost 4.5 soles each, a quid! On the street again we caught up with the procession ( purely accidental) and could see a fire In the distance. We went to investigate, only to find it was a large fire in the street with banners hanging over. No one was taking any notice, it seemed part of the parade! Health and safety would have had a field day in the UK! To round off we found a rather nice late night bar, and with Pisco Sours, the local cocktail, voted the day one of the best so ...
... and the sun was out, so we took half an hour to sit, absorb and take in the awesomeness of it all. This would have been the entrance we would have walked through if we had done the trek so we imagined ourselves in that space and knew we were very lucky to even be there. A slow walk down and a few more hour wandering through the city and then we had to head back as the sun gets so hot and many more people arrive, this time we took the bus but our minds were filled with amazing images ...
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