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... experience so far... :)
Ok, enough with the prelude - let's get started with the actual happenings.
We arrived safely (thanks to Cruz del Sur ;)) in Arequipa (2.300 m altitude) and used the whole morning to get to know the city. Arequipa is the second biggest city in Peru (supposedly around 800.000 inhabitants according to the Lonely Planet, but to us it seemed way bigger...). The city center around the Plazas de Armas, however is quite beautiful and gives the impression ...
The anticipation had been building. Months of strenuous organization and planning culminating in one glorious moment. We found them, against all odds, across the other side of the world. Nad and Ash had battled the cold of Bolivia with no luggage to meet us! ...
... I didn't realise quite how close we would see them. They were huge. They were swooping all around with their huge wing spans and gorgeous feathers all pointed at each end. They came so close, they are huge. The young ones are a brown colour and the male and female older ones are black and white. The male has a crest on his head. We stayed there watching them for about 40 minutes. I took some photos but they really didn't do it justice. We then got back on the bus and drive on for an ...
... other hand copped whatever ******** the customs officer had at his disposal, while the fine was small she now has a piece of paper to carry around until she either gets a new passport or next time she enters Bolivia.
But we made it back on the bus, and, while stating we would arrive around 5am we found ourselves at Arequipa bus station at 3.30am. It's never nice to arrive at this sort of time as it seems that every sideways glance is a way of saying that if you ...
Our overnight Cruz del Sur bus arrived into Arequipa on time, and as we exited the bus and entered the terminal we bumped into Suzy and Molly as their bus had been delayed - I guess paying more (they took a VIP seat) doesn't guarantee you an on time journey! After collecting our bags we were approached by a group of locals, some dressed in suits and some in casual clothing, requesting our passports. This felt very suspicious, and very amateur, and as I have a general rule ...