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... level, with a big window in front of me! Panoramic view!
Arequipa is at 2300m, so I thought we would slowly descent. Nope. For five hours, we slowly climbed!
The first hour was an nice ride in the country side, land that was cultivated, farms, and herds of sheep and lamas. The hills around looked like if they were covered with velvet, hiding the sharp edges and making it look so smooth. Closer I saw that it was because some grass, ...
... options. We went to the supermarket and bought lunch and dinner ingredients. We returned to the hostel and had lunch (bread, olive oil, olives and avacado) and played pool and table tennis in the afternoon. For dinner I cooked burgers and the 5 of us played 'taboo' before ...
... by the wind (according to the guide) and hid on the bus. After that madness, we set off to Huacachina, a lagoon/oasis what-have-you in what felt like the middle of the desert. Arriving in the afternoon we checked into our hostel, our room above the bar (thanks go to our guide who told us that it wouldn't be loud and we'd be roomed away from the noise). We had a wander half way up a sand dune to survey the lagoon. Later in the evening we went for some food at the one recomended ...
... quoted their T&C to me which quite clearly state that security checks can be made at random and that they "... may request you to either fax or post to us proof of your address and a copy of the credit card and recent statement before issuing any tickets".
Nothing in there about cancelling my booking and at no stage did they contact me to request proof of address or a copy of my card or anything. The whole thing reeks of them posting a price that was too low, and then ...
... and headed out to do a spot of shopping for our canyon expedition. A bustling afternoon in the square as people attended church. The evening precession for Palm Sunday lined the streets of the square, with a massive replica of Jesus carrying the cross. We headed back for our dining delight of pastry pasties filled with chicken and cheese, rather yummy. An early night before the unearthly walk up call of 3am.
14th April 2014
2.35am.......bring bring the ...