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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... out of her mouth and nose all over the pavement. Quite a show for the little street boy selling sweets, who stopped selling to come closer and watch with great interest what was unfolding. A Spanish lady stopped and provided tissues and assistance telling us to get ice (a new word for us) and anti bacterial cream from the pharmacy two doors up. Thankfully the skin wasnt broken, but there was a nasty dent which ...
... flying around the canyon looking for food. They are a type of Andean vulture, the largest in the world weighing 13kgs and about 2m wingspan.
We stopped at the main canyon point but it was so misty we couldnt see anything. We waited half an hour and then drove on to another viewing point that was clear. We saw about 10 condors flying around :-)
During the journey we ...
... whilst Kerry opted for another sleep. In the evening most people just chilled after last nights party and discussed all the funny bits of the night. Brads sneaky behaviour was brought up and with him feeling a little rough we all told him 'welcome to being hungover'. Afterwards we played monopoly in spanish in the hotel restaurant with a group of the others. It was really strange playing it in ...
... Unfortunately we were wrong- this was all we got to see of the canyon and the rest of the day was spent going around local towns where people constantly tried to sell you stuff. We were disappointed by this as We'd imagined trekking and seeing the canyon from many view points but we knew we were due to stop off at some hot springs that we were looking forward to. More bad luck, because some miserable people didn't want to go to the hot springs, we were missing it out. ...
... ones. Afterwards, we took a walk to the main plaza, and once we found it, I realised that it was actually a beautiful city. It is surrounded by volcanos and snow capped mountains, and the architecture of the buildings is amazing. There is a huge cathedral in the plaza and lots of lovely white buildings. We walked around the high street also and the city has a good vibe, so we really like it here.
One of the main reasons for coming here is because we ...
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