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The patio of our hostel.

There we were, back in Cuzco again. Back in our hostel Apu Wasi. Tired but happy. At least most of us. Dan was doing bad again and went directly to bed. Hopefully some sleep would help, the following day we had our trip to Puno by the famous Titicaca Lake.

What I really needed at that moment was a shower. Looking forward to get the sweat of my body I got full of enthusiasm inside and let the water run. Cold, brrr. Well, maybe if I wait a bit the warm water would come. Aaaand, the water got slightly warmer...or maybe my body got just used to the cold meanwhile. However, I managed to take a shower even if it took longer then usual.

I met Pavel on the way back into our room and he told me that Dan threw up.

Our hostel...
Damn. It seemed that the high altitude sickness hit him really bad. If he won‘t
be better the following day we would have to reschedule the whole trip.At the moment he was sleeping, hopefully that would help a bit.

While Pavel and Marian took a shower as well I made some new friends by the reception. Two young local girls, employees of the hostel. Both had visibly some Inca blood running through their wains and both were pretty curious about the new guests…us. And as they quickly found out that I speak Spanish fluently they shot one question after another on me. Europe? Slovakia? Travelling around South America? Wow. They would have been able to ask me questions the whole evening, but me and my friends were hungry and wanted to go out to get some good dinner. Of course we couldn’t count with Dan, he was still sleeping and had no appetite anyway.

The restaurant we ended up was right by the “Plaza de Armas”, one of the tips in the Lonely Planet quide book.

Employees of our hostel.
The restaurant was inside much bigger then it looked from outside, it was some sort of pizzeria, sandwiches place Latin America style. Pretty good food and…I tried for the first time another of the Peruvian non alcoholic drinks…chicha morada. It’s a drink made of black corn and it tastes quite unusual. Really liked it, shouldn’t forget to buy a can of it before returning back to Europe.

As we were pretty tired we didn’t stay outside for long and went to bed around 10pm.

A new morning, a new beginning. It was time to pack and prepare for the continuation of our trip. It seemed that Dan was doing better, what a relief. A quick breakfast and it was the time to leave. The guy who arranged for us our hostel and some other stuff appeared and soon a taxi he called came as well. That brought us to the bus terminal. About 1 hour later we were sitting already in the bus direction Puno. The adventure continued.               

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The patio of our hostel.
The patio of our hostel.
Our hostel...
Our hostel...
Employees of our hostel.
Employees of our hostel.
At the bus terminal...
At the bus terminal...
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photo by: Vlindeke