Mirador del Monasterio
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…woke up (unknown to us at the time but it was 12:30am) to a male voice shouting angrily in Spanish in the aisle right in front of us. I was still half asleep and immediately started to fumble for my seatbelt to put it on (I thought it was the police doing a spot check that we had our belts on!) I mumbled to Jack something about my seatbelt and he didn’t respond. It was then that I looked up to see ...
... tea to drink while we check in to assist with the altitude issues people have. I'm coping with the altitude better than Leesh who is desperate for some help for her troubles and we sit back and enjoy a nice cuppa. It's really refreshing to be greeted with a smiley face and warm gestures. Seeing as neither of us got a whole lot of sleep over the last day, we decide to hit the sack early in prep for a fairly quiet day exploring the city tomorrow. ...
... about that earlier it would have saved me so much time and effort. I organised to get money transferred in Arequipa and managed to pick it up with a confirmation email and my passport. Perfect!
I loved Arequipa, and it’s funny because most people tend to bypass it as you’re told that Cusco is much more worthwhile, but in my opinion if you can get to both, make the effort, it’s absolutely worth it.
This was our setting out point for trekking the Colca ...
... The river was a bit tamer than the Suarez in Colombia, but we still all managed to get drenched. The scariest part for me came near the end when the guide got us all to jump off a high rock into the river. It took quite a lot of encouragement for me to jump! The boys had to jump without hesitation after all the "it'll be fine, you're wearing a life jacket" and "it's not that high" lines they were reeling off to me. The main attraction ...
... which took you through to San Fransisco church and garden. The only interesting fact here was that the gates around the church and garden are closed at 8pm because previously patrons of the nearby bars would use the walls as a toilet.
As promised at the start of the tour, we were taken to a bar to sample some of the local drinks. We managed to taste chicha which is ...