esperando por mi pizza en Cusco.. Yo busco un restaurante local. I am so excited to eat!!! I also need to decide if I want to do Inca jungle trek or salkantay…I need to acclimatize too. I am not going to be a lazy bum though. Altitude sickness, stay away. I have plenty of coca leaves and well will go buy some meds if needed. I would get to mountain bike, zipline, and hike for jungle trek! 55km biking..ahh. I did bike like 20km but that is nothing. I cannot decide. Should just rest 1st to get used to altitude. Then book day trips may be. At 11,000 feet, it is freezing. Coming from Lima, where I was sweating to here where the sweater is not even keeping me warm. I hope the hot water works in the showers. Most hostels do not have hot water that actually works. The girls in the hostel, from Netherlands, inspire me to go do the Salkanay trek or jungle trek, but I am thinking of not spending much money and self guiding myself to Machu Picchu, its like few hours total, more or less…and I am not feeling the greatest either. I cannot get more sick. Being solo means I am my own liability, and if ai get sick, sure I have travel insurance and can be my nurse, but I need strength to travel to my next destinations. I need to preservere and take good care of myself instead of being a daredevil all the time. There needs to be a balance. My stomach is killing me….I feel so nauseated. I need warm blankets and may be some coca tea.
Paz… Peace. It has been real Lima. Time to move on to the mountains. I enjoyed staying like a local with a family, cooking meals and eating with them, shopping at local markets and spending time at the park. I am now excited for my new journey!
so I need to rant about hostel life.. Thug life.. I have stayed in tons of hostels in USA, Europe, India, Mexico, ans South America, so I know the ettiquette (sp?) well. I also do air bnb or homestays in between for much needed privacy and rest sometimes as hostels can get rowdy. I cannot stand party hostels. It is Friday night afterall. I want to sleep but the room next to the girls’ room is either a mixed or boys’ dorm and they are blasting annoying loud music. There is clearly sign saying quiet please after 10pm to respect other guests sleeping. Clearly drunk people do not read or do not care. Like go and party your brain out in the bar or the coomon area downstairs. These are dorm rooms. One of the reasons I try to avoid mixed dorms. Females tend to be much more respectful of light and noise. We keep the room and bathroom clean too. Welcome to hostel life after the luxury of a private room last few days. On the bright side, the bunk beds are nice with reading light, curtain, outlet (except wifi does not work in the room), and lockers. Only wish I had 4 blankets and 3 more sweaters to layer up as it is 40 degrees without a heater. May need my headphones tonight. I am such a party pooper. It is called being responsible and not putting alcohol in my body when trying to get used to low oxygen levels.