NO MORE PIZZA POR FAVOR
Trip Start Dec 03, 2008
73Trip End Oct 14, 2009
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Even though there are a whopping 2 streets in the town, our hostal wasn't on one of them. Instead we were staying on the train tracks. Not joking. 3 feet outside of the door to the hostel was the train tracks which was basically a main drag for people from downtown to their home or hostel. Children were even playing on the tracks. Luckily our room was lined with windows looking over the river and a mountain directly outside of our window and not the tracks. It was a very very basic hostel but was great because we fell asleep to the sound of the river outside and didn't hear the trains once.
The name Aguas Calientes means Hot Water so of course we had to visit the natural hot springs. They were amazing and so relaxing. There were a good amount of other travelers there , but overall we've been really lucky that things aren't too busy. After that we decided we had to try the pizza there - after all every restaurant had it. We got garlic bread, a large pizza and 4 beers for the bargain price of $11.00. Not to bad.
Also while we were there we saw children doing a traditional dance outside of a church - we think it was for a wedding party but didn't see the bride or groom so we don't know for sure. They were dressed from head to toe in their costumes. Later on we followed some locals into a plaza area where there were hundreds of people watching what must have been class of children performing more dancing. Very cool to see the people here doing their traditional ceremonies.
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