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... recycling at its best. They take approximately 1-2 months to build and only last about two years. After a short boat ride we arrived at Taquile Island where we tested our fitness and lungs with the altitude, hiking up a hill to a view point. I found a nice textile in the gift shop but thought that it was a little too expensive. We enjoyed a yummy lunch at a restaurant that also provided us with a demonstration of their weavings. After seeing ...
... an airport
hotel, en route for te Iguassu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border.
Looking ahead to the future, we are seriously going to
have to give up this constant moving on every day or two, and especially the hotel
wake up calls at 5am!
Being used to living in a home exchanged house on holiday
for a week or two at a time, ...
... square to take us home for dinner. For dinner we had seminola soup (I think) and then spaghetti with hard boiled egg and potato for the main dish (I was even able to choke down the egg in the interest of politeness). We also had some muña tea again, which really tasted good after the walk. After eating, we sat there for awhile dreading the inevitable that was planned for the group for that night: playing dress up in the local clothes to go to what had been described as ...
... their marital status. Single guys wear it to the side, married men to the back. Also, it is so tightly knit with such fine wool, that a prospective bride's father tests the merit of the groom's worth by pouring water into the hat – if it holds water, he will be a good husband for his daughter. We watched a teenage boy knitting with five needles!
Another interesting tradition – they don't wear wedding rings. The husbands wear a ...
... journey yet, which totalled 55hrs when we finally arrived in Arequipa. Montanita-Guayaquil 3 hrs, 4hr wait at bus station, Guayaquil-Lima 28hrs, 3 hr wait at station, Lima-Arequipa 17hrs. What a great two days. Full of Adrian Mole, bad films that we were unable to hear, JK Rowling audiobook, The American Office, lots of sleep and bad bus food. Could have been much worse however! We arrived in Arequipa very tired and checked into a lovely little hostel with its own roof ...
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