The sunshine only comes out intermittently so as soon as it appears we head outside to make the most of it - whether that means sitting in our courtyard or basking at the Plaza De Armas.
As our living conditions are basic, we have no heating in our hostel so we dress warmly to be comfortable particularly at night. And the hot water conditions don't help as we only have hot water between the hours of 7am until midday - although some mornings it is lukewarm at best. Having a warm bath or shower to warm us up are things dreams are made of!
But we smile and persevere - not having the home comforts is what international travel is all about.
Michelle - traveller, writer, mother, lover and friend.