I don’t remember what my last post said, but after I arrived back at the Condor Trekkers cafe we had lunch and then went in search for an overnight bus to Samaipata. We found one quite easily and we were just told to set our alarm because the bus was continuing on after Samaipata and we should expect to get off around 6am. We pre booked our hostel since we were arriving so early.
Turns out we went through the town at 4am and thankfully were woken up. There were 4 of us (all gringos) who got off. We knew the name of the street we were looking for but could not find a street sign in sight…I think it was complete luck that we eventually went in the direction of our hostel and found it without too much trouble. We caught a few hours of sleep before getting up to explore the town.
Samaipata is a small town that seems to be inhabited by many foreigners who have traveled here and never left. Most of the hostels and restuarants are owned by Europeans. It is also a bit of a vacation spot for bolivians because it has a warmer climate. It is nice to finally see some greenery and hear birds when you sit outside instead of car horns.
I spent the first couple days sleeping or just relaxing reading a book because my allergies have been bad lately and took a toll on me. I’m feeling much better today and myself and 2 others did an afternoon trip just outside of town to explore some pre Inca and Inca ruins at a UNESCO world heritage site. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, so I’ll probably take it easy again, and then I’m hoping to do a tour through the cloud forest.