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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... that was showing the Australia versus Netherlands football game. Was joined by a young Dutch couple all decked out in orange. A bit of fun rivalry developed between us.
After a very cheap lunch I spent the afternoon wandering around the main square, in and out of little courtyards and cloisters. Such a pretty city with more beautiful ...
... and high at the time of her death. We visited some local markets, watched the sunset from the roof of our hotel with a bottle of Peruvian red wine, and had dinner at a really nice restaurant called Zig Zag, where we tried alpaca - delicious! We were pretty exhausted so called it a night early as we were catching an early bus to the Colca valley the next ...
From Cusco I took an overnight bus to Arequipa. They served us food and showed The Great Gatsby. Watching Leo in Spanish was quite entertaining. Once in Arequipa, I spent the day exploring the city. As this day was Halloween, many children and their parents were out collecting candy from shops. The most popular costumes I saw were variations of super heroes, most specifically: Spider-Man and Captain America. The next morning I was picked up for my English tour of ...
After seeing the beautiful clothing, we walked through the city to a monastery called Santa Cantalina. I learned that the monastery used to be for girls who were between 6-12 years. They would go to live and train to be nuns for 4 years. They couldn’t see their parents or families at all during the entire time. They could only talk to other girls 2 times a day. After 4 years, they had to choose whether to be nuns or go back home. If they chose ...
... lost our place in it due to some communication issues with one of the officials (it all got a bit stressful with some grumbling but we managed to get our place back). The drive up in the bus is awesome and a wee bit scary as the road winds right up the side of the steep mountain. We got in just in time for the sunrise over the mountains - super coincidental timing, but it was an amazing view. We spent all ...
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