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After a brief stopover in Lima, I took a flight to Arequipa. Arequipa is a beautiful colonial city not far from Cusco, and the best place to get to the Colca Canyon. My hotel was directly opposite the San Francisco Monastery, a focal point of the city. The Plaza de Armas (as with all cities in Peru)was spectacular - a large open space with a …
... organised a tour for the following day to the Canon del Colca, the world's second deepest canyon, to see both the canyon and the resident condors. We also went to the Museo Santuarios Andinos, where we learned about the history of the Incas, and in particular the child sacrifices the Incas made. The very famous child sacrifice, Juanita, was not on display until May. We saw another female child sacrifice, who was frozen, together with a lot ...
... style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">th Nov. Started our trek at about 10am. Walked along the road for about 40mins-1hr before reaching the view point (mirador) at the top of the Canyon. Then began the descent to the bridge, over the river at the bottom. The path was very windy and pretty steep and skiddy
(lots of scree). Jack LOVED it and enjoyed running ...
... breakfast was not included in this hostel, unlike most others, so we had to pay for it when we finally did get up.
A group of us went for a walk around town to get our bearings. Arequipa is known as 'The White City', partly because the buildings in the centre of town are made with white volcanic rock (Sillar) that creates a stunning effect, especially at sunset, when the colours reflect from the stone. It was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. ...
... on a mountain 500 years ago. You could see her hair and fingernails. This was pretty interesting, but the museum was closing so we had to go and so went for Mexican food for dinner.
I had found a live flea in my hair earlier in the day, and when we got back to our room I found another one, sparking paranoia and lots of insect repellent being sprayed. We think we may have got them in the jungle.