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... Catalina convent. It had a nice French feel to it even though it was in a old Spanish building. To put a local spin on the traditional French dish,they used quinoa in their crepes and also had some local fillings. David decided on alpaca meat with rouqefort cheese while Maria had lamb. They even had a wide variety of beer and cider on offer so Maria managed to have her first cider in South America even if it was a very tasty vintage English cider.
... one of my favourite parts of the trip! We went down some huge dunes and even tried standing up down one dune. Given that we've never snowboarded or surfed (me), I think this was a good effort! It all seemed relatively safe til we saw a girl from another group stack it and roll violently down the dune :S We did get some photos of our sand boarding adventure but we cant seem to get them off the memory card so they'll have to wait for later. We got to see ...
... driving to do before we got there. We stopped at a couple of the other villages in the valley on the way there. It's interesting to note that all of the villages there are colonial style, and all have a church at the centre of them, with very few remnants of the Inca time to be seen - in fact, probably the only evidence is the way that they still farm the valley with terraces and the valley really looks quite spectacular as a result. We arrived at Condor Cross at 9.30am, ...
... wild. A short while later, we drank some coca tea to assist with the altitude, and then walked through the geological formations of the "stone forest". Using our imagination, we found rocks shaped as a gerbil, faces and other animals.
We then arrived at a stunning viewpoint to appreciate the surrounding volcanoes, such as Mismi (the source of the Amazon river), and Ampato, where Juanita was found. After a buffet lunch in Chivay, we ...
As we have settled into staying in one place for longer than a few days at a time, Rachael and I are loving both our time in Arequipa and our work at the orphanage. We have seen a lot more of the city as we have adjusted to our work schedule at the orphanage and had a couple days off; and have taken full advantage of having our own kitchen. It's nice to save some money by making our own food, but more than that we feel a lot more at home making some some of ...
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