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... it come alive. this convent was closed to the public until the 1970s and only opened because they needed money. the pope had to give his blessing. built in the middle ages, it was home to rich nuns whose families bought them a place. this tended to be a large bedroom, their own private kitchen and servants quarters. yes, thatīs right. it was quite unlike my thoughts of what a convent and nuns are like. they lived a very comfortable life, they ...
... built in this fashion, but LaPaz outstrips all of them. We found a central hostel, basic but with good amenities. Our couple of days here was mainly spent shopping and generally taking in the atmosphere. We wanted to ride the cable car, LaPaz's answer to the underground. From the main Plaza we found collectivos (shared taxis) advertising to take you to the cable car and we jumped aboard. Hmmm....we thought it would take us to the station at the lower end. Instead we climbed ...
... rebuilt several times and a spire rebuilt as recently as 2000. The park square is busy with tourists and touts but still leasant with the trees , fountain and pigeons. We wandered up the pedestrian street where it is busy with shoppers and restaurants and find a local restaurant with a set menu and have a warming soup and set meat and rice dish and warm pear juice whic is surprisingly delicious. After thus we head down to the square again to take the ...
... the sky a delicate pink-gold, the mountains lilac. Of course, as this wasn't pre-arranged, we couldn't stop to take photos.
We decided to give 'Peruvian Dance Night' a miss and headed to the market for dinner.
We were up at 5am the next morning and the bus dropped us off in a plaza to try and sell us more stuff and subject us to more dancing for money.
From here we drove to Colca Canyon to Condor Cross. Here, ...
... museum of the Ice Maiden Juanita. Juanita was discovered at the top of Ampato volcano after the ice cap melted due to the eruption of neighbouring Hualka Hualka volcano. Her body was completely preserved in the -20C weather at the summit and researchers were able to get samples from her organs, skin and muscles. It is thought that Juanita was an Incan princess because she was sacrificed at the summit ...