November 1, 2005
It's impossible to sleep here. For the last two nights, there hasn't been any room at my hostel except in the big dorms. I didn't think it would be too bad, but I didn't realize that people never sleep here. Every day, lots of people have to get up at 5:00 AM to go on the Inca Trail. This alone would be no problem except for the fact that every night, lots of people go out partying until 6:00 AM or later. This means that there is no time where everyone is sleeping, so it is always noisy here. I guess I shouldn't complain because there are million other places in town I could move to, but I really like the atmosphere here. It's a tough trade off. Luckily, tonight I can move to a room with only four beds, so I should be able to get more sleep.
This was another day spent on catching up on everything other than sleep. Among other things, I took my camera to several places to get looked at, but none of them had technicians handy, and I'm planning on leaving town tomorrow, so I will have to wait some more before it gets fixed.
I took it easy tonight and played cards with some people at my hostel. At some point tomorrow, I'm going to attempt to travel to Puno, which will be my last stop in Peru. It's hard to believe that I've been here almost five weeks already, but I guess I've also done a lot in that time. I will definitely miss Peru, but I feel like it's time to move on, and I'm excited to see Bolivia, the next country I will go to.