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Well, the bus was probably worse than anticipated! Ouch - my **** is sooo very sore! It ended up taking over 12 hours of broken painful attempts at sleeping.....But the consilation for our pain was arriving in beautiful Arequipa! I love it already! It is a beautiful t shirt and shorts type of temperature - with pretty colours and colonial buildings …
Our first day as part of our 'Southern Cross Tour' was, as expected, a little slow. We met the rest of the group, four others, and the leader Harold and covered some basic admin. Then it was some shopping in Miraflores, already well covered by Chris and myself, and a bus to Pisco. Pisco turned out to be quite a run down area and this was because it …
24 09: Na een busrit van ongeveer 9 uur kom ik om rond twaalven aan op het busstation van Arequipa. De eigenaresse had me verzocht om te bellen zodra ik aankwam maar het door mij opgeschreven nummer schijnt niet te kloppen. Na mijn vriendelijkste glimlach te hebben opgezet kan ik meerijden met een taxi die wat andere toeristen afzet in Arequipa. …
... filled out forms and 160 Soles (approx 50AUD) we posted our sleeping bags back to ourselves.
Time, 48 mins.
One block from the main square there is an ally simply filled with restaurants each actively spruking for your business.
We chose one that offered pasta and pizza with meal deals of lasagne and wine for 26 Soles.
Saited, we returned to the hostel and partially packed in preparation for leaving in the am for Colca ...
... would not call it a canyon, more like a valley really. I know I have not seen the Grand Canyon, but I have seen photo' and TV programmes to know what a canyon looks like. Our guide did tell us that the deepest point of the canyon is about 65 kms further along the road from where we are. Maybe it looks more like a canyon there. Me and Mel had a wander around and took loads of photo's. Sorry if they all look the same, but from every viewpoint, it did ...
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