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... out with the other travelers, I sometimes think it is a shame that we don't get to hang more with the locals. So in my mind, the evening spent with the locals is a fair exchange for the missed opportunity of Colca canyon. Unfortunately I already bought my bus ticket to Nazca for tonight, otherwise I would have extended my Arequipa stay for a day or two, and rebooked for the Colca Canyon. But it wasn't to be.... So instead of the Colca ...
... So it was back on board to head to Arequipa. A very busy bustling city. A big change from the sandy oasis! All our Hop group decided we would sign ourselves up for a 2 day 1 night hike down Colca Canyon...Boy we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into!! But we were all in it together and sure how hard could it be!? easy our guide said....liar!!!;) Up at 3am for our bus to the canyon we all sleepily piled into a rickety tiny minivan..no chance of a ...
... of us
who are traveling together: we are all of us rule-followers. We’ve all been warned by our husbands to be
polite, not to complain, not to lose our tempers, not to hog the sheets when we
have share a bed. None of us want to be the
loud-mouthed American, the high-maintenance real-housewife, the person you sit
next to on the bus who elbows you every 2 minutes, sighs too much, who scratches her head loudly and then sucks on her ...
... there are only 11 who reside there.
On arrival to Arequipa we have seen snow on the top of 2 volcanos as you can see from the picture from the car park. Unfortunately, its not possible to have a window seat every time. On the way from the airport there was a local celebration and everyone was dressed up in traditional costumes they were so colourful, bit hard to catch a picture of this event.
... a distinct lack of wind there was nothing, not even a sniff of a condor. But thankfully we had an hour to sit and wait and before it was time to leave we had had several of these magnificent birds swooping past and over the canyon. It is not even possible to explain how big these birds are, they are HUGE, it is any wonder that they can fly at all, it actually felt more like an airshow with planes going past than an actual real life animal.
The time at the ...