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Accommodation Review – Hotel Jerusalen, Potosi, Bolivia

Sometimes you don’t get to stay at the place you want to. Sometimes, that turns out to be a blessing in disguise, sometimes… not so much. This was one of those times. The second one that is. Not to say that Hotel Jerusalen was a horrible hotel, it wasn’t. But neither was it amazing, or particularly good, or value for

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Cupula, Copacabana, Bolivia

When planning a stop on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia I found this hotel and immediately was entranced by it on the web. The photos of it made it look absolutely amazing. As photos often do when they are chosen and formatted for a business website. The website is here – Hotel Cupula. You’ll see what I mean it’s wonderful use

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Accommodation Review – Gringo Bill’s, Machu Picchu Town

Despite the rather strange name, I was rather looking forward to staying at Gringo Bill’s in Aguas Calientes, also known as Pueblo Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Town). I imagined to be something of a tourist institution I guess, run by a crazy old American dude called Bill with a constantly packed bar of drunk foreigners living it up like crazy.

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Accommodation Review – Posada de Cacique, Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa is a large town (or is it a small city?) in the high Andes in Peru. It’s home to a famous mummy which can be seen at a local museum. It’s a pretty town, hilly, interesting. From here I went on a day trip to the Culco Canyon (not advisable, take longer if you can), and it was my

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Accommodation Review – Hotel San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador

I stayed at the Hotel San Francisco (de Quito) in early October. I stayed there principally because it was the hotel used by my Intrepid tour to Galapagos which included a night at both the start and end of the tour in Quito. I also stayed an extra two days before the tour commenced, so over three nights I ended

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Accommodation Review – Quito Airport Suites

Howdy all, time to get all reviewy again as I start to look at the places I stayed in South America. Why not go in order? It’s a radical suggestion, I know, but here I am starting with where I stayed in my first stop which was Quito. I arrived at 230am in the morning, so I decided I would

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Accommodation Review – Cosmic Guesthouse, Hong Kong

To stop for a second wrapping all my accommodation reviews into one post for this once, I felt that Cosmic Guesthouse deserved its own review. Not because it was the most amazing place I’ve ever stayed, neither was it the most dire. But it certainly is an institution. I mean, it’s not often that you find your guesthouse many floors

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