Travel Blogs from Arequipa
... waiting for clients but none holding a sign with our names on it. After a few worry-some minutes I could see a young guy heading in our direction and happily for us, he was holding a paper with Gravel/Couillard on it. Sigh! Got into his van and headed for Casa Solar which we were told was only 10 minutes away as we were both longing for a comfortable bed to rest in after a very ...
... Oh the irony - the movie screened on the bus was ... Taken 2. At least it was in Spanish... About 43 hours later we finally arrived in Arequipa. We tagged along with Omer and Talilah - oh how nice it was to have someone else do the planning for a change... Most easy going couple ever. They deserve a special mention. Omer and Talilah. We wonder what tomorrow will bring (besides for the 5am wake up of course). We hope our spontaneity will pay off! Good night from Casa del Tintin ...
... finally drove Ollie to demand that I cut his hair. I did not offer to cut it. In fact, I told him that it would be a very bad idea, but he insisted (these big time sports presenters can be so demanding). Unfortunately, we only had the tiny pair of scissors from his pen knife to use. So now the the top of his hair looks very like Clare Balding's, but now the back and sides look... Different. Oops.
Ollie here. While the above account is accurate and I was getting ...
... preservation and study.
Bleary-eyed, we arrived the next morning in Arequipa after a surprisingly straightforward bus ride which we mostly slept through. Once again politely ignoring the persistent yammerings of our taxi driver, who assured that our hostel had neither private bathrooms nor hot water (both of which it does) and that we should go to the one he recommended, we arrived at the lovely Posada del Cacique, nestled in the historic centre of ...
... block and used to be home to many nuns, however now most of it is open to the public while only a small area is still in use by the remaining nuns. The convent is a mini city complete with streets and plazas and gives an idea of the style of the city a few hundred years ago. They kept their own guinea pigs for eating a tradition we saw still remains when we came across an enclosure of them!
Next we visited a museum where we were able to see the body ...
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