Dreams Hotel Boutique
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... day, we picked up a couple of beers to settle the nerves and commenced the ascent. Although the beers may have provided some distraction from the perils of the journey, they also cause "need wee". So we stop, mans urinate wherever and female retreat to the rear of the bus for a squat. Midway through urination, Rach wonders why the nature toilet has a heated seat, only to realise it is in fact the exhaust pipe. Other Bolivian observations include the preference ...
... here in Peru down to a science. Amazing how it all works and how many tourists buses you see on the roads!
We wound back up through the volcanos and then headed to Arequipa. Just before we arrived into the city there was a very large cement plant. It looked very out of place and monstrous as there doesn't seem to be any buildings over three stories. We arrived into the main square of Arequipa with luggage in tow. We didn't want to lug it around so we asked ...
... to Santa Catalina where they had to pay a dowry. It didn't sound like much fun!
In the main section of the monastery there are a number of roads named after Spanish cities, each lined with the nun's old houses. We learnt that before the reformation, many of nuns had servants tending to their needs! It sounded like a fairly luxurious existence. However, after the change, it became a much more humble existence, with the nuns then living, sleeping and cooking as a community.
We leave Flying Dog in Arequipa at 0530 as the bus load of Peru Hoppers get off the bus we are to board to head to Cusco. We are greeted by a much less friendly guide, Stephanie who leaves us standing outside in the cold with no directions or which bus to get on for about 15 minutes. Leesh approaches her to find out which bus is the Cusco one of the buses outside and receives a bit of an attitude response to which she's not impressed about. We jump ...
... it wasn't possible. So Francis followed up with a detailed email to reassure us this was most likely part of an ongoing campaign to protect both domestic and foreign travellers and that we shouldn't have any problems at immigration. The fact they'd written our details down was most likely to show yo their superiors they were doing there job. It all felt a little "backward", over simple and amateurish to me but Francis was confident it was all above board so I left it ...