Travel Blogs from Arequipa
This is an interesting place. I had to fly there from La Paz, which was a little bit surprising, but I was told that it was a "must see". I don't know if I would go that far, but it was interesting.
It is more flat than Texas at its flattest! You can see for over 2,000 km. I don't know how that computes, and am not that interested in looking it up, but I do know that it is a long, long way. And it is white....pure salt. But, it ...
As if I hadn't done enough trekking recently, I donned my (very smelly) hiking boots once again for a three-day jaunt in the Colca Canyon. It is huge - at 4,200m it is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon - and cuts through the Peruvian landscape for mile after mile. Our 10-strong group comprised four couples, moi, and a 40-year-old American guy with whom I'd inevitably get stuck as all the others were already paired up. Our guide, Marco, resembled Severus ...
... Dr Johan Reinhard, and were believed to have been a young girl, aged from 11-15, who was killed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between 1450 and 1480.
The mummy “Juanita” had to be kept in a specially refrigerated glass container in almost complete darkness, in order to prevent any decomposition of the naturally-mummified tissues. But it was fascinating to see how well preserved the body was, even down to ...
... better chance of entering heaven. The Incas and their Spanish conquerors share at least this: willingness to sacrifice their children for their gods, religion and beliefs. It is likely that the children of sacrifice accepted or even embraced their fate, for they were members of their societies and inculcated into the belief systems. Just like today.
Tomorrow we head through the high Andes, towards Colca Canyon.
... three and a half hours were downhill at a steep gradient, windy and extremely narrow. The mountain path was a tad sketchy at times, especially when being over taken in the opposite direction by overloaded donkies and local quechua highlanders who pretty much ran up hill with 1M strides..
Our guide was a 22 year old local and lived in the village at the bottom of the canyon this is where we were going to stop for lunch. Paying most attention on where we were ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking