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... used him as a taxi (not to be confused as a "Tata Taxi") to downtown Arequipa. Saved me $3. Hey, I wanted a win here!
My first stop was Starbucks. Needed a fix. You can always count on one thing from home. Even the pastries are the same. How do you think they pull that off? Same coffee, chai tea latte, same green tea, same croissants....all the stuff the same. Only Starbucks could figure that out. And, they have ...
... its top was clotted with soot. It looked as if we might have been suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning! Two rooms next to each other, both filled with fumes, both occupants displaying the same symptoms. That wasn’t a coincidence! :-(
We were quite alarmed at this and decided we would go back to our room, pack up our things and ask at reception if we could move to another room. On the way up to the third floor I suddenly ...
... vast experience and research into cakes, you can trust that Peruvian food is very good! With full stomachs we wandered around the beautiful square which has a backdrop of three mountains, all 4000+ metres. Which we were due to scale tomorrow, and stay at altitude for the foreseeable future. Hence our guide Pedro has been insistent that we must drink more than 2.5 litres a day, and no strenuous activity to avoid the problem of altitude sickness, especially on our future treks. Despite ...
Good breakfast with proper bread rolls not just those local
things that are full of air, butter, fresh juice and decent coffee but still
just boring old strawberry jam. Had a bit of a wander over to the market but
nothing special – just grabbed enough stuff for lunch & sarnies for manana.
Enjoyed the big sunny communal spaces in the hostel &
caught up on laundry/computer stuff but still way behind on blog.
... Paulo. We stopped at a couple more towns to take pictures, use the bathrooms, and try Colca Sours ( a cocktail made with a fruit that was like an extremely sour kiwi). We finally got to the canyon around 10:30am and it was truly magnificent. It's hard to really appreciate the scope of it even in pictures without being there. We also saw about 8 condors flying around, which was an impressive number. The condor is extremely spiritually significant for ...