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... she was beatified by Pope John Paul II as various miracles and predictions are attributed to her. Overall, the monastery was beautiful, the art gallery interesting, and worth the visit despite its expensive entrance. After the monastery I headed to the cathedral located at the Plaza del Armes. This dominate building runs the length of the main square. The church is a soft yellow on the inside contrasted with white, with a huge organ at the back, and many different ...
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Here I met my new group, an 11 strong Croatian mountaineering club, who I would continue into the canyon with for a 1.5 day trek. It's safe to say they were far better equipped than I was.
We stood a top a viewpoint and our route to the other side of the valley was pointed out. Starting with 2-3 hours zig zagging downhill, crossing the river (and dipping our feet into) before continuing an hour uphill for an Alpaca stir fry. ...
... too if it wasn't for the huge volume of traffic that congested every narrow street, constantly honking their horns in an impatient and frustrated manner.
After spending a free and beautifully sunny day taking in the town and absorbing the local culture, we had dinner altogether at a small local restaurant offering traditional dishes like guinea pig. This option was rather on the expensive side, and it was served up hairless and ...
... back into the bus to head to the start point of our hike.
Starting point; 3400M above sea level..
It was now 8am with 7 hours of hiking ahead of us. The sun was beating down and we thought it was best to slap on some factor 50, especially after Lima, especially for the ginger ninja... p.s. yes I am capable of using a key board even if my plumber spelling isnīt the greatest.
For good spirit, we grabbed a team photo before setting off on foot. ...
... We arrived back in Arequipa at 7pm, just in time for a dinner at a local Turkish restaurant, where we reminisced about Jordan whilst eating falafel and kofte wraps!
Today we’ve just relaxed as tonight we’re off again, on another epic bus journey (overnight, 11 hours) to the coast. We’ve sensibly booked the big, slightly more expensive seats on the ground floor of the bus and will let you all know how it goes in another few ...