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TripAdvisor Reviews SOL-AQP Arequipa
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... glorious cloudless day with the volcanoes on vlear sight as we walked along the riverside and then up the hilly streets to Yanahuarra suburb and the lookout by San Juan Bautista church. The views across the city were good with the mountains as a backdrop. We walked back to town and then to Santa Teresa Carmelite monastery that is still afunctioning convent but opened up the main partsvas a museum along with the attatched church. Priceless 17th and ...
... to the Jesuit church with a lavish exterior. The front was carved out with lots of pictures and patterns. The inside was pretty plain but had a painting of Jesus eating guinea pig at the last supper. Guinean pig (cuy) is a delicacy here, expensive dish too. Then we wandered into the back part of the church where the priests would have lived, now they are getting ready to host a fashion show in the courtyard and it's lined with expensive retail stores. Still the ...
... that's a piece of paper. Going on a tour? That's a piece of paper. Getting on a bus? Oh, you'd better believe that's a piece of paper. You never know when or where you will be asked to show the piece of paper as proof of purchase. Don't have it? Don't worry, you just have to buy the ticket again. Even as someone who regularly rids himself of rubbish, a random sample of my bag and pockets showed receipts for the following:
- Uyuni salt flats tour
- Toilet at ...
... volcanic ash. We got to meet alpacas and llamas at a wool farm and got to try lots of samples at different restaurants - food, chocolate and drinks.
The next day we left on a 2 day bus tour of Colca Canyon. This turned out not to be the most fun we've ever had. We drove till the early afternoon to reach the Colca Valley, stopping off regularly at pre-determined photo points which always included the opportunity to be sold things ...
... a tour to Colca, not just for the expense
and my loathing of following around like sheep, but didn’t seem necessary –
booked one way transport, with a stop to see the Condors, for 30s.
Unfortunately was going to miss breakfast and some sleep as 3am collection.
Went about 5pm to the Monasterio de Santa Catalina as had
heard it’s great for rooftop sunset and candlelit cells/atmosphere. It was
lovely, beautifully built ...