La Posada del Puente
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... of macca, quinoa porridge and sandwiches we boarded the bus once again and watched the desert like landscape pass us by. We spied packs of grazing alpacas and wild herds of vicunas, which resemble a cross between a llama and a deer, and navigated our way around smoking, snow capped volcanos, before finally reaching our destination.
We checked into a hostel close to La Plaza de Armas before getting some awesome crepes at a place aptly named ...
... instead we arrived after ten. Everything was closed and we hadn't booked a hostel. We explained our predicament in very poor Spanish to a taxi driver. He bundled our luggage into his car and took us to a lovely hotel which was way beyond our budget. More discussions and bless him he brought us to a lovely little affordable hostel. It was after midnight now, but the doorman told us where we could get food only a couple of streets away, so we headed off to a wonderful little ...
... cacti included in the carving.
The mirador at Yanahuara is well known for its views, but El Misti, the volcano that stands behind Arequipa has been just that ... misty so the photo was a bit disappointing, more so for the fact that despite being winter, there is no snowy cap. Ironically, it doesn't rain in the ...
... food, which may surprise you. It was the entertainment which was basically a couple dancing and whipping eachother, apparently this represented a traditional courtship ritual.
Finally, the next day we make it Colca Canyon. At 4,160 m deep, it is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and the area around is still inhabited by people of Andean cultures, who still use the pre-Inca stepped terraces for farming. The scenery is beautifully ...
We arrived in Arequipa late on a Tuesday night after a six hour journey from Puno. The journey was unremarkable aside from an over-eager but very attentive bus company, Cruz del Sur, which seemed to treat our trip as though it was a flight. Lots of safety briefings, reminders to use our seatbelts, chidings from the stewardess for any forgetfulness, etc.
We planned to stay for four or five nights in Arequipa, Peru's second city, with a night or two in ...