El Balcon Hostal Turistico
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... of the buses advertise wifi, but very few of them actually do deliver on that promise! On the way to Puno I caught my first glimpse of Lake Titicaca! Well, at least I think it is Lake Titicaca - cannot think what else it could be. It is huge! We also had to cross the lake by ferry, which meant we all had to get off, walk to a ticket booth, buy a crossing for a Boliviano or two, getting on a small boat and cross over. Our bus, on the other hand, got on another boat ...
... in. Even Cathy who struggled with her breathing alot throughout the trek made it no donkey required! When it came to nearing the top we could make out silhouettes of people waving and cheering us on. Just before we reached the top some of the lads came down with water and snacks to get us up the last hurdle. I have never wanted to cry so much as i did in that moment...I felt like i had just completed a marathon up a canyon! The joy and relief when i got to the top ...
... taking people out of the audience to participate. We made a hasty retreat! Like every Sunday we have spent on the trip, everything was closed in Arequipa. Even though there was about three hours before our bus, we decided to go back to the hotel so I could work on the blog as I was quite behind. I ploughed away solidly while Greg researched Cusco. We left for the bus station around 7pm and got on the bus at 8pm. Again, we had a "full meal" of ...
... vouchers, which I’m sure will
come in handy when we want to fly to Spokane, or Coer d’Lane, or Walla Walla.
We spent 7 hours in the Portland airport, 7 more hours in
LAX and 5 hours in the Lima airport and we were totally good sports about
it. We played cards and generally showed
patience and fortitude. You would have
We didn’t get in our hotel in Arequipa Peru until 7:30,
Tuesday evening, ...
... 120 kilometres. In a few places the canyon could get kilometres deep but to reach those places would require a lot more driving and then a few days of hiking. The area was formed as a combination of plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions. Around 8:45 we arrived at a spot in the canyon where we would likely be able to see the condors flying. These birds have an average wing span of three metres and are an average weight ...