Posada del Cacique
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... to the gods when things were going wrong, and their offerings were children. They would take the best looking Virgins of Nobel blood, and in the case of Juanita they walked from Cusco which took weeks. They then get the kids drunk on chicha (a corn based drink) and coca leaves and hit them on the head. They are then buried at the top of the volcano as an offering. In 1995 the volcano next door was erupting and it caused the snow to melt and her grave was caught in ...
... 8000 BC, when legend has it that the fourth Inca Mayta Capac founded the city while resting there with his army. Though on 15 August 1540 the Spaniards founded the city Arequipa. As it is well situated between the coast and the towns Puno and Cusco it used to play an important role as a logistical hub of the region. Arequipa is a very nice starting point for excursions into a magnificent landscape as for instance the Colca Canyon, Cotahuasi Canyon and the Valle de los ...