Mirador del Monasterio
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... called Circus. Although the whole group was meant to go, when we got there only Marie, Mark, Kirsten, Amelie and Gen had stayed out. When we arrived, Kirsten and Amelie were making pisco sours. Then it was mine and Greg's turn. As we had already made a classic pisco sour, he convinced me to make one with a bit of a twist and it was revolting! Greg made a daiquiri mojito which was absolutely huge. The music they played was incredibly cheesy, but we all had a lot of fun ...
... then bed.
But lo, waiting in the lobby for us (had she been there for
36 hours?) was our friend Luis’s sister, whose name is Roxanna. Luis lives in Hood River, but he was born in
Arequipa and his sister still lives here.
Small, well-groomed and exquisitely dressed, Roxanna is the perfect ambassador for Arequipa. She has lived in the city her whole life and
she loves it. She doesn’t speak English,
but she is ...
... of the puma, condor, and snake, representing the three different realms in which the Incas believed. I ventured back to the main square for the free walking tour at 10:00. The tour covered some of the historical, cultural, and economic aspects of Arequipa. We learned that there are two different theories on the name Arequipa. The one is that a man came to the area and said that the 'area was good' which in the native language was Arequipa. The more common belief is that the ...
... I got scared I would catch rabies so we tipped and left. We sat on the main square, got some food and left for cusco. We had to camp in between Arequipa and Cusco, where we were at 4,000m high. It was freezing cold and my nose bled a LOT. I wasn't in the best of moods, but we had a nice dinner and a campfire. I was warm in the tent but freezing when we were outside. We saw the most incredible stars, shooting stars and all sorts, so that made it more ...
... grow everywhere - they're so cheap! Our trek wasn't arranged until Tuesday meaning we had another day to kill. Jo went out browsing all the Alpaca knitwear shops and returned sporting a new headband. Chris went shopping for something more manly - steak. For the second night we ate dinner with our new buddies, devouring the first red meat we'd had in 2 weeks, and went to bed early to prepare for our early pick up the following ...