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... instead that afternoon, rather than killing time (and money in Puno), so we decided to delay Cusco and go to Arequipa instead (where we had always planned on going after Cusco, so we just switched the two), taking the night bus an hour later to Arequipa... Time to say Adios to our new Swedish friends and part ways unexpectedly... A rather quick and rushed goodbye, not exactly how we'd planned, but hey... This is travelling... We got to roll with the punches!
... called Circus. Although the whole group was meant to go, when we got there only Marie, Mark, Kirsten, Amelie and Gen had stayed out. When we arrived, Kirsten and Amelie were making pisco sours. Then it was mine and Greg's turn. As we had already made a classic pisco sour, he convinced me to make one with a bit of a twist and it was revolting! Greg made a daiquiri mojito which was absolutely huge. The music they played was incredibly cheesy, but we all had a lot of fun ...
... to the camelid family. Alpaca produce a very soft and high quality fiber but the finest of all is from the vicuna. At the shop where we learned about these animals, we were shown a vicuna scarf priced at $900.00 ( nice but not bringing it home). While llama and alpaca can be domesticated, the vicuna is wild and endangered. We have a close encounter with these beautiful animals as we learn about the processing of their ...
... yet unsympathetically, “I get tired when I visit my daughter in the United States. But you are here! This is your one chance. You need to do all you can while you’re here.”
And she kept driving.
In the back seat, Jill, Sally, Margie and I looked at each
other, willing each other to find the strength to rally.
Then suddenly, from the front seat:
“Oh, for the love of God, NO,” ...
... started at 5 AM with a 4 km trek up and out of the canyon. This was much more taxing because of the ascent but after two and a half hours I finally reached the top and was greeted by applause from fellow hikers and by some more spectacular views. We rested for a bit while we waited for our entire group to finish the climb then made our way back to Aerequipa. I considered this great practice for the four day jungle trek and subsequent 1,800 Incan stairs required to reach Machu ...