Arequipa Hostel Tambo Viejo B&B
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... when necessary. Fun Facts: Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanoes!! Trivia: Oops, forgot to answer the trivia for Edition 2. Mom got it right that guano is the name for bird poo (I thought it only referred to bat poo but I guess I was wrong). She also got Edition 3 correct about the tallest sand dune. She'll get a special prize for playing the most. :) For today, Colca Canyon is the 2nd deepest canyon. What is the deepest canyon in the world and how deep is ...
It's been cooler and even though it's been a bit rainy we've really enjoyed our time here. Thankfully the altitude hasn't bothered us, but that could all change as we go higher. Since it is cheaper in Peru we have taken full advantage and tried some local food, all very tasty - see the photos. We went to the market - a must see crazy place according to some fellow backpackers - but on arrival we were disappointed, nothing compared to the markets in Asia, some meat stalls ...
... 5 days a week. The following afternoon we had our first full shift at the orphanage. Mel joined us to help us get our bearings. We spent most of the day getting to learn each kid's personality and also names (names were challenging to remember!). At the end of our first day we were surprised to see our day consisted of playing with the kids. We also felt like we were starting to grow on the children in a very positive way. It was adorable to see how all the boys ...
... before bed.
Thursday was my birthday! I did get to open one present as a surprise – Neddy bought me an English/Spanish dictionary for those awkward moments, as well as some earrings from Cusco that I’d chosen myself. We spent the first day of my 24th year on a mission to the Oasis at the bottom of the canyon, a two-hour walk down Colca’s imposing flanks. It was sunny and we laughed and joked on the way down, chatting ...