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... for miles. Good thing they have their own restaurant.
This lake has been gone for about 2,000 years (how do they know that? Some old person around who remembers?). In the middle is an island. It is filled with cactus. Straight up and down cactus. The rocks feel just like coral. The explanation is that the rocks came from coral and the cactus have morphed from underwater plants. It is weirdly cool. Photos included.
... step down made my thigh muscles shudder in protest. We finally reached the bottom of the canyon, crossed a precarious-looking bridge, and then I saw the steep ascent to our accommodation for the night. The only thing which could keep me going in this situation was obviously my beloved Coca-Cola, and luckily there always tends to be a traditionally-dressed lady selling bottles for five soles in all moments of need. Sadly, there seems to be no such thing ...
... the courtyard I spotted a few benches arranged around the outside and I thankfully took a seat, where I was quite happy to stay as I felt unable to take another step.
Rosario asked if I was OK and if I needed a taxi back to the hotel, but I said I’d wait and just go back on the bus when everyone else was ready. I felt as if I was going to be sick, so I went into the nearby lavatory and tried unsuccessfully to make myself vomit.
... to the canyon. The original plan was 8am so it was slightly annoying as getting up so early we will all be tired but it was changed so we could get to the canyon in time to see some famous birds. Not something that thrills us and we would happily stick with the original plan but were in a group so have to do as we're told. Knowing this we decided to stayed in the hotel and had paella cooked by the group and got an early ...
... ate, so it probably wasn't that good.
I then headed off to put my name down for a Peruvian cooking class (the trouble with travelling solo is that all activities require a minimum of 2 people) and meandered through Arequipa's old town.
The next days in Arequipa were a lot of fun - white water rafting on the Chili River (with said volcanoes keeping an eye on things) with the Americans, and a Peruvian cooking class with what felt like every German speaking tourist that ...