Travel Blogs from Arequipa
It was a long hot bus ride from Puno to Arequipa and the people behind us smelled of feet and bad breath. We met a lady from Bateman's Bay on the bus ride, she was travelling around Peru with some friends for a month but her friend got sick and had to go home early. Driving in the city was not very impressive, it looked like all the other cities, even circling the city in the taxi we weren't impressed. It wasn't until we'd checked into our hostel and walked down to ...
This morning Ali and I booked our flights to Central America whilst Shona and Diego played tennis. Turns out they had a nightmare and Diego got pulled over by the corrupt random police checks and had to pay them off 100S 'for being half Swiss'. He came back to the main square after tennis and picked me and Ali up in his Grandad Oscar's car to drive us around the city. It was a hilarious journey as the car alarm - which in Peruvian cars sounds a bit like an ice cream ...
... 2. If you haven't got your desired result in three to five seconds, repeat step 1. Under no circumstances should you adjust your behaviour. Do the same thing over and over and expect different results. That's Einstein's definition of insanity. QED.
That's enough whingeing and movie commentary for now. Now it's time to start following 47 Ronin Keating a bit more closely. I'm still trying to work out which character lines up with Aladdin's Genie. It's nothing like ...
... tasty like pork) and guinea pig. While we've had quite a lot of alpaca, we haven't opted for the guinea pig yet as it tends to be the most expensive option, there's little meat on it and it's served whole - much like a mini-hog roast, even with an apple in it's mouth (and I used to have a pet one...). Drinks wise, Pisco Sour is the número uno tipple of choice. A very nice grape liquor, mixed with lime, sugar, ice and one egg ...
... 2:00 and headed for the airport. The traffic and the smog were just as bad as the day before.
The flight to Arequipa on Taca air was just over 1 hour. As we left Lima, we had the most amazing views of The Andes. They are massive and impenetrable. Got sat next to a family of very noisy kids. Dave said it was a good job it was only a short flight otherwise there would have been a murder!!
As we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking