Pancakes, mama Africa's and a very angry manager
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
52Trip End Oct 01, 2013
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still tired from our bus trip and decided to make use of the hostel kitchen. We managed to feed all 4 of us for around 10 pounds and so used the money we saved on a couple of bottles of red wine! We chatted to the manager of the hostel at dinner, he is a very angry man, we suspect he has a drug problem!
The following morning emile arrived and we all headed back into the town, looked around markets - emile bought some leg warmers and swore they were for his mum, sister or another female in his family- we werent so sure, we enquired about Spanish schools and sampled some of the street food - we came across some of the best things ever. They looked like little chocolate domes but inside they were filled with creamy marshmallowey goodness!
We had to go back to the hostel as we were meeting our tour guide for the inca trail for a briefing - we were nervous that it was a fake company especially as half a hour after they were due to arrive they still hadn't, luckily 50 minutes late they arrived and we were told about what was in store over the 4 day trek
Bianca had recommended a vegetarian restaurant so we decided to head there for dinner and sample cuscos nightlife. We headed first to the bohemian area and went to a bar which promised the best mojitos in the universe, there was a Beatles cover band playing, the drinks were served by someone that you definitely wouldn't want to see alone in the dark and the toilets were over flowing down the stairs, the bar was great though and a perfect way to start of the night. We ended the night in mama Africa's - a club on the main square that played the most cheesiest music but we all loved it. We bumped into a girl we met in huacachina and danced the night away. The following morning we awoke with sore heads and after a run in with John in the morning ingrid really wanted to change hostels but we'd missed check out and so feeling very sorry for ourselves we decided to stay one more night but try and stay out of his way, unfortunately this was not the case for nicki who was sworn at over a tea bag! We spent to day going off in search of comfort food before retreating to the hostel to watch movies etc. Having found our way off the main tourist track we were both starting to like Cusco a lot more.
We spent that evening packing our two very small bags- we had to fit our sleeping bags in them as well which left little to no room for clothes for the next four days, playing pool in the hostel bar and having a couple of beers before heading to bed full of anticipation for the few days ahead.