Miskiwasi B & B
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- Continental Breakfast
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... popular throughout the world. Well, perhaps not the soup, but quinoa in general because it can be eaten by those with gluten intolerance and has many other benefits too. The sad bit though is that it used to be part of the locals' staple diet but exporting has pushed the price up beyond the reach of the poor. We had grilled trout and mash for the main course and finished off with nice chocolate dessert. With the meal finished, we retired to comfy chairs around the fire for a few more ...
It took 6hrs on the bus to reach Cabanaconde a small town sitting at 3200m on the edge of the lower Colca Canyon. The region is so different to other ones we have encountered and was closest to the desert area near Lima but was much higher almost as high as the Corderilla Blanca near Huaraz but not so lush and snow covered. The journey was amazing as we past huge volcanos, mountains and a desert landscape. There is virtually no water so the landscape ...
... the typical assortment of llama wool jumpers) began packing up. We were the last gringos remaining and a few different vendors took pity on us and offered us a ride back to Cabanaconde in their truck. And so we spent a bit over an hour waiting for them to pack up, watching the last of the condors cruise overhead, then were bundled into a truck with 20 or so local women and their wares. That's the kind of experience you don't get in a tour group.
... arrived and were taken to a nice hotel, which a friendly taxi driver recommended to us when we asked him for advice.
The following day we explored the "White City" Arequipa and visited the Santa Catalina Monastery, which was built in the 15th century and was more impressive than I had expected.
For the next two days we then organised a hiking trip to Colca Canyon, for which we were picked up at 3 in ...
... a dip in the (incredibly) hot springs at Yanque. On a hot day, after a hot morning's trek, I declined the 40 degree pools and sat in the cold river instead. But appreciated the gesture. A three hour bus ride back to Arequipa (during which I fell asleep and Phil listened to his iPod as has become the norm) saw us arrive in rush hour with drivers angrily sitting on their horns and ignoring all road signs. The peaceful flight of the condors seems a much better way to travel. Phil & Mups ...