Beds – fat ones, skinny ones, big ones, small ones, heavy blankets, fluffy duvets, sleeping bags, no pillows, tents, boats, hotels we had the lot.
Sometimes matrimonial; yes that’s what they call double beds, sometimes single and sometimes oversize and even a four poster with curtains.
The variety of beds and sleeping attire in South America is as diverse at the landscapes and culture.
Amantani Island saw us stay with a local family and the bed has 5 extremely heavy blankets that we can barely lift!
Then there is the cabana in the jungle with a large king size bed with fancy mosquito nets.
On the Galapagos Boat our matrimonial cabin is huge with a King bed – we are in heaven!
Then, after a tent on the Inca trail it is back to Cusco for the night to the beautiful Casa San Blas hotel located in the historic artisans’ quarter of San Blas. The bed here had huge lovely fluffy pillows and a duvet which made me feel like a little bird in a nest.
As a one night treat we stay at the beautiful Mansion del Angel in Quito, which is the most beautiful boutique hotel full of antiques and four poster king beds! We are the only guests in the 15 room boutique hotel and they upgrade us to a suite of pure luxury.
There are even rose petals in the toilet!
Our laundry is taken care of, nothing is a problem and three staff cook us the most beautiful meal of Duck Pate, Steak and Sea bass for dinner.
Mansion del Angel was built at the turn of the last Century and has been completely restored in order to achieve the former splendour of the Ecuadorian Republican era. The Mansion used to be the home of an Ecuadorian Tobacco Tycoon, who entertained his guests and buyers lavishly in the large spaces on the Ground Floor, while he and his family utilized the First Floor as their private residence.
In Cusco, we have our own private apartment which, while very nice and large, is incredibly cold. The walls are made of stone, it gets no sun whatsoever and there no heating except for one column heater which we have going constantly in the bedroom just to keep warm at night.
In Quito, another apartment right in the middle of the historic district and amongst the locals, we have a security guard, a lovely courtyard, and an apartment packed with our every need, even a bed each – yes single beds!
So where is the best bed? I have to say although we had lots of great sleeps the best bed is always the one at home!
Rest and good sleep is important while travelling.
What kind of bed do you love most when travelling? We’d love to hear where is the best bed you have slept in?
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