Arequipa Hostel Tambo Viejo B&B
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... exploring before grabbing an early night ready for our two day trip to the Colca Canyon the next day.
The tour to the canyon (which is the second deepest in the world) and the surrounding valleys included visiting some local villages, hot springs and generally seeing a lot of amazing countryside along with examples of how the Inca people terraced the landscape to enable them to farm the land, all this from the comfort of a bus with no ...
... the area.
We finished the day at some thermal baths...which rather resembled a dirty swimming pool.
We set off at 6am to go and see the Condors. The world's largest bird up to 1.2m in height and a 2.5m wing span. Who are regularly spotted around certain areas in the morning as the sun creates thermal currents for them to fly. I thought it may be a bit of a wait to spot one or two. But there were loads, gliding ...
... old corpse of 'Juanita', a human sacrifice at the summit of Mt Ampato, and all the stuff that was found with her and other oh-so-lucky 'chosen ones'. We haven't really got stuck into much cultural stuff since Cuba so it was really good to stumble across this really interesting and professional museum.
Megan then had a siesta, whilst I wandered around Arequipa in the midday heat, looking for the Lonely Planet guidebook that I had left ...
... have spoons (spoons is a card game where you have to get 4 of a kind and pick up a spoon, there is always one spoon less than the number of players) Today was a sleep in on this trip, 7:00am, and it was a little fresh. There was some very nice pancakes for breakfast and then we were on our way. The walking is majority flat today, well Peruvian flat. In all we walked about 4 hours and arrived at the oasis around 1:00pm and had a quick swim before lunch. After a dusty ...