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Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... few close calls but no one was injured. Also spent some time playing 'catch the dog', which was pretty much impossible. Dinner was more rice and potatoes which was not good at all so Buck got a huge dinner. Had an early night because we had to be up at 6am the next morning to hike out of the canyon. We were told it was 3 hours of steep climbing to get to the top. However, we could use different transportation: mules. Now, I'm usually well up for a hike but decided to take a mule ...
... and a shot glass. You pour yourself a shot, pass the bottle on, say "salut" to the next guy, drain the shot, then hand him the shot glass. I say guy, because the women had their own circle. The Tambo de Bronce is not like a typical nightclub. It's outside, surrounded by houses. There's no bar - you ask one of the people whose houses border the venue. They pop into their house and fetch you either a fruit punch or a bottle ...
... overlooking Arequipa and the imposing El Misti volcano. We had gotten here a lot quicker than expected so we had time to carry on to Cayma, which is nicknamed El Balcon for its amazon views. We got to Cayma but had no luck locating a good viewpoint.
We headed back to the city centre and enjoyed our second ice cream of the day on the steps of the cathedral overlooking the square. I read up on our next destination, Nazca, before we headed to Puente Bolognesi, a ...
... We saw skulls of hundreds of years old. One particular well, we saw, was fifteen meters deep and was filled with skulls and bones. It was very interesting!
After visiting the catacombs, we took the bus back to Barranco, stopped by the grocery store and the bank, before hopping in a minivan towards the bus terminal for our seven hour bus journey to Nasca. The bus was quite luxurious with comfortable and reclining seats. However the so called 7-hour bus journey ...
... and dry, thankfully, after the terrible forecast. I stumbled upon Casa del Moral, which had some lovely old wooden furniture, and an impressive collection of old banknotes. The legend described how banknotes were used to introduce and convey ideas to the public as well as be worth a value. Then I went to the Museo Sanctuarios Andinos, the star of which was a mummy from Incan times, but not really a mummy because she had just been frozen outside, not wrapped up and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking