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 …
... shat and puked on all the great sights of colca canyon. The canyon was cool though from the time I didn't spend in the toilet, the condors were huge and that sort of cool stuff. Feel like ****. Emma and Jordan came to our hostel to say hello ...
... an early start for our pick up for the Colca Canyon trekking expedition. A 3 hour minibus drive, along winding roads lit up by the light of the full moon, on route there was an overturned lorry, and several crosses alongside the road, we learnt that these were for the people who had lost their lives. The white crosses represent the life of a child, the blue and adult and the black an elderly person. The drive took us up to an altitude of 4900 metre, which made us both feel as if ...
... from the nuns, their rooms arranged around their own cloister. Each girl had a very large room and could take worldly belongings with her, including presents of religious art from their parents. They lived in solitary confinement with the exception of prayer time and lessons. They prepared their own food.
Once a proper nun they moved to the 2nd cloister and the streets around. The rooms here included a large ...
... in close with open butchers. Then a walk to a museum of the Incan girl named Juanita, after her discoverer; an American who found her grave near the summit of the Atoma mountain. She was a sacrifice to the gods who were angry and erupting a volcano in their midst. So they choose a young girl of noble birth, and she sees it as an honor to take the pilgrimage up the mountain to be killed and mummified. Her remains were found intact and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool