Sunday, August 25, 2013

Life at 13,323'

Once we finally got to our hostel, Ali and I found that we have a room on the top floor of our hostel, so every time we climb the stairs we sound like we have run a marathon. Also, we both have really tingly hands and feet from the altitude. We are trying to drink as much water as possible, and are taking our altitude pills so it should subside soon. You'd think that after living in Colorado that I would be ok, but this altitude is 2,000 feet higher than Alma.

Because we were feeling the altitude, and a little tired from staying up with friends at the hostel, we decided to take it easy. We headed to the markets in search of the perfect alpaca sweaters, scarves, and blankets. I found all but the sweater. Ali bought so many gifts, and she was able to find a sweater she liked.

After shopping, we went back to the hostel and rested, then had dinner and met up with friends for a couple of drinks at the hostel bar. The great thing about the hostel is that you don't even have to leave the building for food or entertainment. This is especially nice considering it's freezing outside!

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