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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
Ok, I still don't understand the word brevity yet, but this blog is for me as well, not your short attention spans.
Quote of the Day:
If no man could become rich in Peru, no man could become poor.
Song of the Day:
Lets Go Surfing - The Drums
This was a marathon 16 hour journey to get here! We left at 5pm so booked up on a VIP bus so we could have a nice luxury seat to sleep in. The bus service was the most luxurious travel we have ever been on. Meals, blankets & pillows with big leather & gel pad seats that go all the way back. Great!
We got to Arequipa and checked into our ...
... my epic journey to get here! The tour started at a stupid early hour of 3.30am! After picking up the remainder fo the tour group, we drove a few hours (passing snow on the way!) to stop for breakfast. Our journey to the start of the trek was delayed because a few buses had got stuck on the muddy road. Unfortunately, this meant we were too late to see the condors flying about, as apparently there is a window to spot them. Despite not seeing them ...
Getting out of Bolivia and across boarder Peru was a bit of a nightmare as there were blockades on Peruvian roads, think it was people protesting about increase in water rates, but meant we had to walk 5 km with all our bags to get across road! Luckily there was big gang of us that ...
... had skin, hair and nails despite being over 550 years old. Had a late Lunch on a roof terrace overlooking the Plaza Mayor. Superb view of the Sunset and the Cathedral at Dusk. Doug had Alpaca (the first of many) and Sarah had a Vat of Shrimp Soup - Chupe de Camarones. Could easily have fed 4 people! Had early night as we were up early tomorrow to go to the Colca Canyon.