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... window has the face of Lenin. And, finally, the magnificent Pipe Organ is
the 2nd largest in Peru.
We, then, visited the Monasterio Santa Catalina that had
been converted into lovely shops and little cafes but, again, illustrated the
Andean/Baroque style with its many columns and arches covered with symbols from
We had already visited the sites they would be going ...
... the misshapen heads (boys heads were tied to better resemble the shape of the sacred mountain) some of the last Collaguas.
A couple of interesting facts about the area. The land was so fertile as it used to be the location of a huge lake, after a volcanic eruption blocked the rivers path the whole valley flooded.
The Collaguas chose to live in the difficult he altitude conditions as it gave them control over water. Which in turn allowed them ...
... owe him another $135 USD. He insists on trying to speak to me in English, although it is so broken that I can't understand him, in spite of the fact that I speak Spanish. He speaks English (sort of) to me, and then I translate it back to him in Spanish for clarification. It would make a great blooper. He could not make it clear why I owed him the additional money, in either language, so in order to get him to leave, I paid ...
... the monastery remained officially closed off from the world until 1970.
In the afternoon we wandered around the town and went to the popular ZigZag restaurant, a blend of Swiss and Peruvian food - or, Andean and Alpine. We both went for the taster menu which was excellent. On the subject of food, the local delicates in Peru are alpaca (cousin of the llama. Depending on how well it's cooked, it can be bland and ...
... and looking at reviews we just had a good feeling about this one and we both thought it would be a lot funner to spend christmas with the kids. Over our first month travelling Peru we met many people who also volunteered at orphanages and they all had nothing but positive things to say. We also were excited to go back to Arequipa. It's snowcapped volcanic backdrop is a site one will never get tired of. The city is also known as the "White City" due to the ...