Hotel Libertador Arequipa
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Into Peru and we are now over half way!
Day 17 Border crossing into Peru. It was planned that we would all drive to the Chilean / Peruvian border and after around 2 hours of paperwork and inspections we would be on our way to carry out a test at the Tacna circuit where the mayor and spectators were waiting for us. Then, we would drive …
... middle of the Andes, with yet another beautiful square surrounded by white colonial buildings, and set in an incredibly photogenic landscape: peaks and volcanoes over six thousand meters high are so close that it looks like you could touch them. Getting here from Cusco has cost us a decidedly uncomfortable night on a bus; it looked like there was nothing wrong with it, and it was quite clean too, but the fact that the heating decided not to run anymore in the middle of the journey ...
... foot, lung and heart in our chicken soup - waste not want not. There is poverty here and as we left the table a lady came over, picked Johns discarded serviettes off the half chicken carcass then slipped it in her bag. People find the most ingenious ways to make money, one guy sits in the main square with sheets of paper and an old typewriter to type letters for anyone who wants to use his services, another guy had weighing scales and a third had a calculator that ...
... t end up buying anything lol. Next we went back to the hotel to restaurant nod watch the sunset from the top of our building. Supper was at a place called Zig Zag where we both tried alpaca meat. It was such a fancy restaurant and so so tasty all of it! I wish fancy restaurants like that cost the same back home. Our meal was expensive for this place but nothing compared to expensive at home. It was more like a normal priced meal at home! Then it was bed ...
... in little apartments, each of which had a servant. Along with novice nuns who lived in their own private room. As a novice, the families had to pay a dauwry (sp?) for their daughter to live there and as such, at the time the nuns came from rich families. It was such a great experience to go at night as it was quieter and you felt like you could get a feel of what life would have been like there, under the glow of candlelight with the smell of smouldering coals in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool