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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... ve been a good end to the day had I not been forced to head out and dance. The Temple is the hotspot of Cuscuenian night life. Very much like if you grew up in Durham or Wakefield, you know there is only ONE place that everyone goes to after a certain time and that, my friends, is Temple. Aside from the odiously loud music and the fact that the DJ repeated his song selection on more than one occasion, I enjoyed myself. Yet again, I was the boring English guy retiring early at 3:15am... ...
We were staying at the Casa Andina hotel in Arequipa. This hotel was a former manor home built in a typical Spanish style with a main courtyard. We spent the morning shopping and exploring the area, had some lunch at the hotel and then tried to visit the ...
... had booked the tour outside of our hostel for 120 soles each and ended up on the same tour as us. As we had a day to explore Arequipa town we decided to take a free walking tour (departs at 11.50am every morning from San Francisco square) and lasts about 2 hours. The tour was pretty good with a trip to the Alpaca farm where we got to look at the different types of fabrics and also feed the animals themselves (pet farm day :P). We also visited the San Camilo market among ...
... there. We had no way of contacting the bus company, so they turned up at our hostel at 3.15am to collect us and Andrew had to go and explain in his best Spanish that 'Mi novia está muy enferma'. Thank you Paul Noble for these handy Spanish phrases. We have had to extend our stay in Arequipa until I get better. Unfortunately there won't be another opportunity to visit the Colca Canyon because ...
... we figured that there must be people around somewhere (though it had been 2 hours so we were doubtful). We headed down the mountain and there it was, a lady on the path and even better, she could offer us a hut for the night! Relieved, we had lunch in the village and continued on to the waterfall again, with some tips on how to get there and with Beca leading the way.
After a few more tense moments trying to follow the obscure trail we arrived at ...
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