Hotel El Lago Estelar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
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... day here, and you can even see one of the volcanoes constantly smoking as pressure can be released. Whilst I have to play "catch-up" on the blog after losing my phone, back in town Nat and the rest of our group went to see the towns main attraction; the Juanita mummy, which although was cool to see apparently the story behind it and ridiculously poor translation stole the show! Meeting up ...
... that the rest of our day went just fine.
We took a Peruvian cooking class, where we chopped vegetables, made flowers out of tomato peels and sliced avocados, potatoes and other Peruvian delights, then we cooked them, and ate them. Fast Fact: There are 3800 varieties of potatoes grown in Peru. And they all have names!
Maybe you read Gourmet magazine and you already knew this, but Peru is a hotbed of culinary delights, which makes ...
... the rest of the evening, apart from eating and sleeping. We took a final visit to the cake shop and instead of sharing a cakenand battling it out between us, we opted for two cakes to share; a chocolate slice and obviously the strawberry cheesecake again! We were stuffed at the end and were in a food coma. The next day we were off, and again another early start, great! But it was all good cause we were heading to Cusco and therefore we would be seeing Machu ...
... different city. The riot police were gone, traffic was moving as normal, the protestors were back to just a handful of people standing peacefully in the corner of the square and the road workers were hard at work rebuilding all the cobbled streets. Whilst things seemed to be fine there were still a few groups of rogue protestors who were still protesting hard and left us locked in Starbucks with a giant Mr Whippy protecting the doorway!
Whilst all the madness ...
Not as in The Flight of the Concords; condors, as in the world's largest flying bird, found only in the Andes mountains and easily spotted at a lookout within Colca Canyon. The canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and is the second deepest in the world behind it's slightly larger sibling just up the road. When planning my time in Peru I thought it would be a worthwhile stop in Arequipa to spend an evening and book a trek into the canyon. I wasn't dissapointed. The border ...