Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Morning After

So at the end of my Bad Day, I returned to my hostel to put my name down for dinner (I really didn't want to eat alone) to be told I was too late. I almost turned away and cried, but instead swallowed my pride and begged, and showed how thin I was and how little I would eat and was rewarded with chicken satay.

It's a real shame I haven't got a camera, the hostel I am staying at is beautiful with amazing views.

I happened to mention a song Dan had claimed was the best mash up he'd ever heard, Enya vs Prodigy, to one of the bar staff who promptly downloaded it. I can see what Dan means, they are well matched, but really Dan, it's terrible! My favourites are still A Stroke of Genius and I Wish I Was A Cannonball, both by Freelance Hellraiser - The Strokes vs Christina Aguilera and The Breeders vs Skee-Lo respectively.

Arequipa is at a mere 2380m, while there I felt fit and healthy again, I could walk up flights of stairs, and even run! Cusco is at 3500m, and again, a short walk up a hill has me breathless.

2 comments:

Johanna said...

i know loki was probably THE nicest hostel i stayed in south america.
the view...
good music for breakfast...
the breakfast anyways...
the people??! dunno...
the staff!!!
the beds... almost king size with real (not british or argentine) sheets...
the dinner...
happy hour....
private bathrooms...
hammocks...
TV room used for different business...
god, i loved that place!!!!

Jamie said...

Yes I seem to remember you and American Jeff having a rather long (boring) "discusion" about whether the hostel he worked in in Cusco was better than the hostel that you worked in in Cusco or not :)

I only found the TV room on my penultimate night :) But I didn't see any hamocks, private bathrooms (not exactly rare) or king size beds, but then I wasn't sleeping with the owner :)

You forgot to mention how expensive it is and how happy hour really only lasted an hour!

The room I'm in now is the nicest I've ever seen in a hostel, I'll take a picture with my new :o camera.