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Cusco the local life

PERU | Tuesday, 18 March 2008 | Views [1093]

2 SOL includes soup also!

2 SOL includes soup also!

Well we have been lucky to be staying in a hostel for 30SOL a night which includes a private room, hot showers and cable tv. This is for around 5-6 EUR for us both! So everyday after a long day having fun in and around Cusco we can relax to the sounds of some funny tv like Friends episodes... and movies all in English! After the Treking we found the local markets. Here they sell the usual fruit, vegies, things to buy for presents. However was stood out for us was the food vendors and juice bars. Here we would eat a full menu course for 2 SOL each. Drink 1 litre of freshly made juice combo of your choice for 2SOL also. YUM. We can every morning to eat fish, soup, rice, salad and fries for breakfast! haha we had to as the day we would travel around. Then some juice in our bellies and we would be off for the day! The local street food is cool too. at 1.50SOL a BBQ stick of beef, or chicken hearts, kidney. I only ate the beef hehe. The local dish is the guinea pig in full and roasted. You can still see their teeth - this was too hard for me to try! THe other local is the fish called Cevieche - which is fish not cooked, but sauteed in lemon, parsley, paprika, peppers and oinion. YUMM could not get enough of this dish. You can have this mixed too with other seafoods. The people as mentioned are friendly, sweet in general and more tradional than some of the other South American counterparts. We got to see the traditional daces and costumes which they still perform every year. This was great fun. The bus station for Cuzco is pretty large with loads of bus companies travelling all around the coutnry and to other countries too. The connections are great. It is best to go here direct for the best price as it is like a market place with people screaming out destinations and prices. We loved Cruz del Sur. However we had a mishap and ended up in CIAL which was about 50 SOL cheaper and the seats reclined alot further back. However their was little airco in the normal section so I mostly felt like I was going to vomit with all the crazy mountain turns. However overall very safe and worth the money. This has been our favourite place in South America!

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