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Next destination Arequipa - We caught the 22:00 night bus which took around 6 hours. The bus was great; we each had massive seats which reclined into beds. We were so happy and thought we would be able to get a great 6 hours sleep. Well maybe not! Our seats were on the bottom level of the double decker bus and were right at the back near the engine …
Well seated in the bus I quickly put some earplugs in my ears hoping to fall a sleep soon. I gently refused the free dinner served, but got a little bit grumpy when it turned out that exactly on this bus they did NOT have the free pillows. At least I got a nice warm blanket, and that was needed indeed as we drove into the night and up in the …
... or something they shouldn’t have in their luggage. The dogs were adorable and very impressing. While driving we saw these beautiful views of volcanoes, mountains with snow, the blue sky, birds and really pretty trees. It was amazing.
We then parked and took a walking tour through the city. It was very pretty. Did I say that already? While walking we saw a bunch of stray dogs, and my mom was freaking out about them because she is scared of ...
... there is no time to browse. The tour ends at 12pm at La Compania, a Jesuit church with stone decorations of angels, Arequipan flowers, birds and plants. We've already eaten pastries from the orphans bakery so after a rest and coffee at the recommended cafe (nothing special, in fact my Pisco coffee horribly strong and bitter despite 2 sugars) we go to the cathedral (S/10) which spans one entire side of Plaza de Armas. It's compulsory to have a guide (we pay US$10), Our guide ...
... more appropriate for us. we have definitely grown! Then I have the rest of the day on my own. Maybe I'll go out on the town tomorrow night! Or maybe not! I'm really enjoying my visit here. The weather is so nice, so pleasant. Just love it. Not that old hot Texas heat! I have escaped that for a few weeks. But after last year's accident, I WIL FINISH MY TOURISTA TOUR! So, if anyone wants to come and join me, it can be arranged! Enjoy todays photos! ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed