La Casa De Tintin
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great place with fantastic hosts, very helpful and care about your stay
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So here's your options on getting to Arequipa from Lima. 17 hr bus ride from hell for $50 ish, or a 1 hr flight for around $115....thank you very much
Our arrival and first trip into downtown Arequipa is soon accompanied by good old westcoast thunder & lightening followed by a torrential downpour. We have just enough time to get a …
... volcanoes, from which the stone comes from, create a stunning backdrop to the city. The most famous and visually stunning is El Misti (5822m) with a perfectly conical shape, next is Chachani (6075m) being the highest, and finally Pichu Pichu (5571m) with its multiple peaks. These are huge numbers in height when you imagine that Dublin is 17m above sea level, and Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak is at 1038m. Arequipa itself is 2335m above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
Bloody hell Chivay is hella cauld at 5am, im grateful for the heavy blankets. Like scotland in the winter time but here they dont have heating! Got a free breakfast which wasnt up to much, a bit of loaf and some processed ham, Peru Hop must make a fortune! Its bus time, i know this cause the numpty who is taken the tour keeps shouting Vamos. Its the vamost annoying thing. Stopped at a small town on the way to the canyon when again you could pay ...
... for days and would work for lower wages. We then headed to a stone quarry where workers were cutting bricked by hand. They are paid 3 soles per brick and earn very little money due to the fact that the owner of the quarry is the sole buyer of bricks and the owners also supplies the tools. We also visited a graveyard and also a crèche where children could come are I've a basic education whilst their mother's ...
... them eating guinea pig, corn and chilis. The painting also had coca leaves on the table. We continued to convent courtyards which was highly decorated and had high doors so you could enter on horseback. A vendor selling 'queso helado' (frozen cheese) let us have a taste and it was delicious. It's actually just ice cream and was given it's name because of what it looks like. Up the stairs, the views from second floor were amazing - Volcans Misti ...