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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Another early rise was on the cards. We would begin our trek up the canyon wall at 5:15. It was easily the hardest trek yet as the steep incline was accompanied by many loose rocks and the darkness for the first half hour. The lack of steps along the route burnt the calves. Many times I would get to what I thought would be the top to discover that there were several more to go. It took 1 hour ...
... little trip with him, but it was a great pleasure to see him again after all these years; who knows in which other corner of the world we will meet again next time.
We arrived back in Arequipa in the late afternoon and, after dinner and a shower, we left the same evening on yet another overnight bus. Let's just hope that the temperature will be humanly acceptable or that the heating will work. In any case we learned from mistakes, and this time we have our sleeping bags within ...
... Colca Valley is a colourful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times, still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces. The Quechua-speaking Cabanas, probably descended from the Wari culture, and the Aymara-speaking Collaguas, moved to the area from the Lake Titicaca region, inhabited the valley in the pre-Inca era. ...
... main square, so still quite central, but not the main part. It's a huge city, about the 2nd or 3rd largest city in Peru. It's baking hot here, so when walking down the streets, I didn't want to walk in the sun, only in the shade. We managed to find a lovely restaurant selling crepes and smoothies, so we went in there for lunch. I had a lovely French crepe filled with raspberry coulis and ice-cream, it was delicious. John had a savory one, which was nice, but I prefer ...
... got a bus to Arequipa, which was hideous, middle of day, boiling hot, no air con and we were downstairs, somewhat wary of the Peruvian horror stories of theft and bandits. Finally arrived in Arequipa, f bursting for the toilet, and took a taxi to our Bothy Hostel where we have stayed for a few days. Scottish owned apparently. The next day we explored Arequipa which was lovely. Beautiful Spanish colonial ...
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