So lucky – when we arrived back to the hostel, we were able to check in and get our beds straight away. Nothing like a post knight bus nap I’ll tell ya.
After a solid three days showerless, we felt so dreamy and clean after we got up and washed. Got our stuff sorted out and re packed and then headed out for some food. After the delicious api and pastel con queso we’d had the night before we were keen to find it again – and we did in a tiny market stall cafe for just 7bs (liiike 70p basically, what a bargain eh).
After our traditional Bolivian breakfast we headed up to the cable car where we got a single ticket for 30bs (like 30p ish, you catch my drift with the money right?) and took two stops up the mountain with amazing views across the city as it snakes all across the valley. At the top we found 16 Julio Avenue Market, aand lots of sections of shops selling car parts. Around the city it’s like modern Victorian times with streets full of shops and stalls selling really specific items all together ha!
Got some tasty corn snacks off a lady who insisted we took them for free?! We headed back down the mountain and it started to hailing so we bailed back to the hostel to chill and escape the rain.
Later that day we headed back out in search of another snack, this time some empadillas, one from a shop and later from a market stall. We got some postcards and souvenirs from the Witches market too. Rach tried a weird coconut cake thing and this scone type item which had ham, cheese and peppers in – really nice actually.
During the evening we met up with Michael from Machu Picchu again and went to a Mexican as recommended by the bar staff, La Cueva (yes more food). A delicious chilli con carne and a beer to end the evening before another early start the following day, this time to Lake Titicaca!
Api & Pastel con queso
The cable car
Emparadilla con carne