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... stuffed crepe and had a Pisco sour. Arequipa as a city has a real cosmopolitan feel. The weather is warm in the day, chilly at night. There are many shops, bars and some international names. Yes, mc Donald's, Starbucks and KFC. The Plaza de Armes is quite large and surrounded by spectacular buildings. In the centre, Palm trees, very green grass and a pond. Unlike European cities feeding the pigeons is encouraged and you can hardly walk with them under your feet. There are ...
... and not being hungry as we had had empanadas at the convent cafe so we , kept walking down to the Arequipa equivalent of starbucks but better for a coffee, hmm,good coffee!Our last visit of the day was the local mercado (markets) where we always love seeing the butchers alongside the foodsellers and herbalists. We saw the dried llama foetuses on sale too. Looking like hairless 4 legged birds.These are used by the local people to give as an offering to ...
Arriving in Arequipa mid morning, we dumped our bags at the hotel, and made our way to the centre of town. With it's population being less that a tenth of the size of Lima, it is small but still a very religious town, whose main focal points are the mountains, it's cathedral, and massive monastery (convent). This convent was huge, and took me and Lois an hour wandering around, and that was without paying too much attention! It was a beautiful building and setting though, and was built by ...
... There are also animal offerings with a parrot mummy also found. After the cemetery we were whisked to a pottery factory to show how the Nasca people made their pottery. The man foolishly let us hold a 2000yr old pot. He also showed how they sealed the paint using a stone which he rubbed onto his nose and then onto the pot. Good old oily skin! Next was the mining tutorial with a very eccentric old man. They used a lot of mercury back in the day to separate their gold, ...
... that day. From the viewing point you can see the canyon, only a small segment of it, as its enormous! Some people went to some hot srpings but we decided to check out the river and lounge by that for a while. Afterwards we went up to the highest part of the are to see the surrounding volcanoes, the altitude was 4800 metres! On the way back we saw loads of llamas and vicunas which are the endagered llama type animals. ...