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Our second day in Arequipa started off quite hungover, so we had a really chilled morning and I skyped the whole fam who were having a BBQ at our house, it looked looooovely! We then headed out to grab some lunch and wander round the beautiful city. It is the second largest in Peru after Lima. We bumped into Harriet and Franky from the amazon. It was a lovely day and we wanted an early night before our 2:15 wake up call for colca canyon the following ...
... booked a bus tour for the afternoon. The tour was meant to run for 4 hours which was too long to start with so imagine my feeling when it went for 5. It was boring. Half of the fun stuff was an additional cost on top of what we already paid, which sucked the life out of most people on the tour. I felt that I have seen a sufficient amount Arequipa tho, as the bus went to some places both within, and on the outskirts of the town.
At one of the lookouts there were these ...
... to the 5 and a half up.
When we got back to hostel we didn't have a room so we had to just chill out in the TV room until our overnight bus at 8.30 to Cusco.
I don't regret El Misti because it was still such a challenge, a beautiful volcano and it was fun (at times) but just wish altitude hadn't taken over and maybe if we had got porter service and had better meals it would have been more pleasant. Oh ...
... from society, with no interaction with the outside world. Apparently a few of the young girls died trying to escape through the tunnel that the waste water from the laundry area...clearly a stay here was no luxury resort. The convent has different areas that were built in different years, some dating back to the 1500's. an earthquake destroyed most of the convent back in the 1500's but it was rebuilt. The convent serves as more of a tourist attraction ...
... in a trade so they can break the cycle of poverty for their family.
Our next stop was the cemetery that the lower income people typically use. In my Chauchilla cemetery blog I showed pictures of mummified bodies from them Nazca period. The people of today still feel stongly about burying the complete body to ensure the person will be reincarnated into their next lifetime. It's expensive to bury a loved one in a grave so some of the people resort to ...
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