La Maison d' Elise
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Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Similar to Lima it has plenty of colonial architecture and a bustling city centre. The group had empanadas for breakfast then walked through the local market and discovered the wonders of frog juice - basically it involves a) killing the frog, b) skinning it c) boiling it d) blending it with chia seeds, water and maca powder. Tasted warm and ...
... uphill walk back to the hostel to save money. Once back at the hostel we checked our bank accounts, waited until it was gone midnight in the UK, and the ATMs allowed us more money. We rushed to buy some more trinkets to bring home, dined on chicken and chips at the only cafe we could find open. The next morning the bus company picked us up from our hostel. (You don't get that service in the UK), for what we were told was an eleven hour journey. Our first hold up was at ...
... a glass of wine for less than four euros.
That night I went to bed early, and the next morning I felt good as new. I was one of the first to enter the Santa Catalina monastery when it opened and I spent most of that morning wandering around the colourful streets of this ancient home of catholic nuns, and reading my book in the morning sunshine in its cafe garden.
... While this museum did have lots of old relics and figures, it also had an entire Incan person. Named "Juanita," this girl was found high up at the peak of one of Arequipa's volcanoes where she was sacrificed by the Incans over 500 years ago. The mountain where she was buried was so cold that her whole body was kept perfectly intact. We're talking skin, hair, nails, the whole nine. It was ...
... and drink triple tea (a mixture of coca, andean mint and something else I can't remember). Chivay is probably the smallest town we've been to so far in Peru, its freezing! To warm ourselves up, the hot springs nearby were in order. Jumping from hot pool to cold pool whilst the air is freezing, doesn't seem like the most relaxing thing, yet it is! On the streets are local markets with foods I have never seen before, countless types of potato ...