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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 …
... has positively and negatively shaped life. We also visited the local market that the ladies would visit and got to understand some of the lesser known products. The most surprising one was the dried potatoes. As they grow so many they dry some out and they go stark white. When they want to use them in stews or soups they rehydrate them in water for twenty four hours and they soak the water back up. Fun fact is that there are just over 2000 species of potatoes grown in Peru.
... hopefully not down the side of a cliff). I figure, how often would I have the opportunity to ride a bike down a 6,075 meter volcano? (Don't worry Mom. I promise the story has a happy ending.) Erich returns about an hour later to pick me up with his father and two bikes loaded in the back of an SUV. Erich will be riding down with me while his father will be following behind in the vehicle. As Sarah is not a fan of cycling and still battling altitude sickness she stays behind to ...
... passed through the flat, rolling grasslands of the altiplano. It was a nice journey as we spotted vicuna feeding by the roadside. A relative of the llama and a wild ancestor of the alpaca the vicuna produces incredibly fine wool. I also spotted flamingos and other birds such as Andean geese and small raptors.
Finally we got our first view of the volcanoes that dominate the skyline of Arequipa – notably Misti, Pikchu Pikchu and Chachani. Misti reminded ...
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