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Peru: Cusco
04 Feb 2014

Back in Cusco for two nights before we head off to Bolivia!

The first night was mostly spent getting settled in to Pariwana and then a late night adventure trying to find decent food.

The next day we caught up on life debt stuff: doing laundry, uploading all of the photos to the blog, and eating tasty noms.

The day we left we sent almost 6kgs of stuff back home for a whopping $80, zoinks! We bought bus tickets on Cruz del Sur to Puno on the overnight bus that should arrive at about 4:30am.

Arrival

Feb 04, 2014

from Machu Picchu, Peru

Departure

Feb 06, 2014

to Puno, Peru

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Back in Cusco

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 19:25

What a day! We got back to Cusco and picked up our bags from Loki so that we could move to Pariwana Hostel. We said bye to our guide and our tour officially came to an end!

Pariwana Hostel

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 20:25

Staying here for two nights.

Breakfast Menu at Pariwana

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 10:45

Food Menu at Pariwana

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 10:45

Typical Cusco Alleyway

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 16:02

Cronuts!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 16:07

Croissant + donut = cronut! We found them at a bakery called Delimonasterio across from Marcelo Batata. Pretty delish.

Nuna Raymi

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 16:27

Really good food. Had Crema de Tres Frutos Rojos, Ensalada Primavera, Alpaca Brichera Mediterranea, and Trucha Dos Imperios.

Statue South of Old Cusco

Thursday, February 06, 2014 13:20

Greens Organic

Thursday, February 06, 2014 15:10

Grabbing lunch here.

Starter: carrots and chickpea hummus. Hummus didn’t taste like much.

Order #1:

  • Roasted pumpkin soup served with fresh fresh cream and chopped pecan nuts
  • Whole wheat quinoa and spinach ravioli served in a white cream sauce with parmesan cheese and olive oil
  • Strawberry, banana, chocolate, milk, mint, and yogurt smoothie

Order #2:

  • Mixed greens, celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, mango, and red orange segments served with a mandarine vinaigrette
  • Quinoa soup with onion, garlic, yellow chili, yellow potatoes, and vegetables of the day
  • Pear, apple, ginger, and peach nectar juice

Bussing from Cusco to Puno

Thursday, February 06, 2014 21:48

Taking a Cruz del Sur overnight for 80 soles each.

TimeLocation
9:20PMIn a cab from Pariwana.
9:30PMArrived at the bus terminal.
9:52PMBoarding.
9:55PMBoarded.
10:02PMOn our way!
10:20PMWatching Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
11:50PMPopper’s Penguins is done.
5:14AMArrived in Puno.
5:36AMGot our bags.
5:57AMIn a cab.
6:13AMAt our hostel.
TotalsTotals
Total bus time7:12

Arrival

Feb 04, 2014

from Machu Picchu, Peru

Departure

Feb 06, 2014

to Puno, Peru